I am going to Seattle I once again attend SQLPASS this year. This will be my fourth SQLPASS. Lots of people ask me why I am going to SQLPASS every year. Well there are so many different reasons for that. I go to SQLPASS because – I love it!
Here are few of the reasons I go to SQLPASS.
- Meet friends whom I have never met before
- Meet community at large – it is fun to hang around with like minded people
- Meet Rick Morelan – my book co-author and friend
- Attend various SQL Parties – there are so many parties around – see the list below
- Explore various new tools from various third party vendors
- Meet fellow Chapter Leaders and Regional Mentors
And of course attend SQL Server Learning Sessions from industry known experts.
The three-day event will be marked by a lot of learning, sharing, and networking, which will help me increase both my knowledge and contacts. PASS Summit provides me a golden opportunity to build my network as well as to identify and meet potential customers or employees. If I am a consultant or vendor who is looking for better career opportunities, PASS Summit is the perfect platform to meet and show my skills to my new potential customers and employers. Further, breakfasts, lunches, and evening receptions, which are included with registration, are meant to provide more and more networking opportunities.
At PASS Summit, I gain not only new ideas but also inspire myself from top professionals and experts. Learning new things about SQL Server, interacting with different kinds of professionals, and sharing issues and solutions will definitely improve my understanding and turn me into a better SQL Server professional who can leverage and optimize SQL Server to improve business.
I am going – are you joining?
Note: This is re-blogged with modification from my 2 years old blog posts on a similar subject.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
Just curious, are you flying out of your pocket or is it company paid, or expensed as business expense?
Just curious if one “average DBA” (not so Microsoft MVP like you) would pay every year to join SQL Pass.
I was “lined up” to go this year, until the company budget cut. My coworker who got paid to go last year, left the company 4 months after SQL Pass… talked about irony eh~ :(
SQLPASS is my personal hobby and passion.
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