The 2014 PASS Summit was held last week in Seattle and the press release states that a new record of 5900 registrations and 3941 delegates was set (the press release for the 2013 counts is offline, the title mentions 5000+ registrations). Registrations includes those who register for the Summit (paid or unpaid) as well as those who register for a seminar, delegates is a measure of unique attendees. Keynotes and a sample of sessions were broadcast live on PASS TV (see the complete list below). We recommend watching the Day 2 keynote which includes a PASS finance update and the presentation from Rimma Nehme on how the “cloud” works and also the Women in Technology lunch presentation (recommended). Lot of blog posts and more then 5100 tweets that used the #summit14 hashtag. Congratulations to Andrey Korshikov for winning the 2014 PASSion award for organizing four PASS SQLSaturdays in Krasnodar and Moscow, three Russian editions of the 24 Hours of PASS virtual event, and two PASS SQLRally Russia events.
PASS announced the dates for the 2015 Summit; October 27-30, 2015.
The October 2014 minutes were approved during the Summit.
Read PASS BoD Thoughts by Mike Walsh for a take on how and when members should engage with PASS and the Board.
Official News From PASS & PASS Board Members
- 08:00 AM Interviews: Denise McInerney, Rick Heiges
- 08:15 AM Keynote – Thomas LaRock, PASS; T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft
- 09:45 AM Interviews: Denny Cherry, SQL Sentry (Global Alliance Partner), Kevin Kline
- 10:15 AM SQL Server AlwaysOn Quickstart – Ryan Adams (Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment)
- 11:30 AM Interviews: T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, Microsoft
- 11:40 AM REPLAY FROM 2013: Power BI Self-Service Information Management and Data Stewardship – Matthew Roche & Ofer Ashkenazi (BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration)
- 01:20 PM Interviews: Maurice De Vidts, Wendy Harms, HP
- 01:30 PM Right-Sizing Your SQL Server Virtual Machine – David Klee (Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment)
- 02:45 PM Interviews: Julie Koesmarno, Erin Stellato
- 03:00 PM Are You Optimistic About Concurrency? – Kalen Delaney (Application & Database Development)
- 04:15 PM Interviews: Audrey Ng; Ryan Adams
- 04:30 PM Dealing with Multipurpose Procs and PSP the RIGHT Way! – Kimberly Tripp (Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment)
- 05:45 PM REPLAY FROM 6A (10:15-11:30): Building Perfect SQL Servers, Every Time – Joseph D’Antoni (Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment)
- 07:00 PM Community Session: Intro to PASS Summit, Kevin Kline
News From PASS Members