On the eve of this year’s PASS Summit, I find myself reflecting on my first Summit in 2012. My employer was generous enough to pay for not only Summit itself, but a pre-con session on Tuesday as well. I was a developer with an interest in SQL Server and PowerShell at the time, not a…Read More PASS Summit: Planting Seeds of Knowledge
In addition to being an amazing opportunity for both technical and professional development, PASS Summit is a #sqlfamily reunion and a huge networking event. Catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, finding out who’s doing what with which technologies, etc. This is one of the few times each year I’m anything even approaching a…Read More PASS Summit 2018 – Let’s Hang Out! Where to Find Me
A few weeks ago, I teased good news. One person hypothesized that I’m joining Microsoft (it seems to be the thing to do lately) and another jumped to the conclusion that I must be pregnant. Both creative responses, but not quite correct. I’ll be at PASS Summit 2018! So much to do! Pick some sessions…Read More I Will See You in Seattle!
I need a new social media profile picture. That’s one of the most important (non-technical) conclusions I drew from my week at PASS Summit 2017. It seemed like everywhere I went, I heard “I didn’t recognize you without the hat!” The picture I use on Slack, Twitter and Instagram is the same one I use…Read More PASS Summit 2017 Wrap-Up – The People!
My favorite photos from Summit 2017. Click to enlarge & see more detail; once in the larger view, you can use the your arrow keys to cycle through.Read More PASS Summit 2017 in Photos
Continuing my series of posts about my PASS Summit 2017 experience. This is about gadgets/gear I brought & software I used, the gadgets I saw around the convention center, and then a little about the hardware & software that was demoed. Personal Gadgets I only brought three gadgets, plus their support items: iPhone 8 iPad…Read More The Tech & Gear of PASS Summit 2017
I registered for Summit about a month before getting actively involved in the dbatools project, so when I saw the team was running a pre-con and I was going to meet them, I was pretty excited. It was amazing getting to meet and hang out with Chrissy, Rob, CK, Shane, Jess, John, Shawn, Aaron, Ben,…Read More dbatools at PASS Summit 2017
PASS Summit 2017 is only a week away and to say I’m excited about it would be an understatement. This will be my third trip to the epic gathering of SQL Server and Microsoft data platform professionals and each time, it gets better and better. Not only is this a time for learning and networking,…Read More Sleepless for Seattle
One of the (many) fun things to do at PASS Summit is to check out the ribbons people have attached to their badges. Some are witty or goofy, others informational, others technical, and still more that let you express how you identify with a community within the community. To celebrate dbatools and the awesome team…Read More dbatools Badge Ribbons at PASS Summit
PASS Summit is nearly upon us. I’m excited to be attending my second Summit in Seattle and cannot wait to get there to see everyone. With one Summit and a few SQL Saturdays under my belt I’ve got a laundry list of things and people I can’t miss, and very little time to pack it…Read More PASS Summit: Things to Do, People to See