PASS Summit 2016

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Last Pass Summit 2016night 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.


Pass Summit 2016 SpeakerAs I mentioned in an earlier post, if anyone wants some personal training on Database Health Monitor, I will have some time on Monday and Tuesday, just catch me and let me know.

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.

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