Last night I arrived in Seattle for PASS Summit 2016. This is my 4th consecutive PASS Summit, and my second time to be here as a speaker, and I am certainly looking forward to the week.
Before I had even checked in I ran into a few friends and ended up talking for a while and catching up on things. This is one of the things I love about PASS Summit, the people.
The Washington State Convention center is all decked out with branding for the PASS Summit 2016.
Last year I made the mistake of booking my hotel on PriceLine and I ended up on the other side of downtown, and had quite a journey to get to the conference each day. This year I decided to book the hotel through PASS, the room is a reasonable price, and its right next to the conference center.
For those who are attending for the first time, I have a few tips, in no particular order:
- When you see someone you recognize, go up and say Hi and introduce yourself.
- Keep an eye on the twitter hash tags for the event #sqlpass, #sqlsummit, and #passsummit. You might find out about some interesting things happening.
- For the first timer’s go to the first timers meeting. You will get some great information.
- Go to the welcome reception and talk to people.
- Stay hydrated. With the long days and after hour activities, it is easy to forget about drinking enough water.
This year I am presenting on database corruption. The session is titled “When Database Corruption Strikes”. The session on on friday afternoon at 3:30pm and is one of the last sessions of the conference. I will be showing 3 corrupt databases and ways to find and fix the corruption with non data loss.
If you have any experience with database corruption, I would love to hear your stories. Catch me anytime and let me know what your experiences were with corruption.
Most importantly – make personal connections, this is the biggest SQL Server database event of the year, and it might be your only opportunity to meet some of the attendees until next year.