Each year, I like to compile my own shortcut, cheat sheet version of the PASS Summit schedule. I’m not talking about the actual session schedule – we (will) have a perfectly good schedule builder on sqlpass.org, so that’s covered. I’m talking about social events, luncheons, keynotes, parties, special days…pretty much everything that’s NOT a session or precon. It really helps you plan your week. (Speaking of which, you can find all of my still-relevant, PASS Summit-related advice from last year, here.)
Edit: I wrote this in a time warp, and so will now correct the dates and city. We’re in Charlotte this year, Charlotte…
This is a work in progress. I’ll add more detail as I get it, and will have this in PDF format before the Summit, so you can carry it around with you, and/or keep it on your smart phone. If you’d like to add something to this, or I’ve made a mistake, leave me a comment here!
Note: If you can’t make the Summit, PASStv will have free live-streaming of technical sessions & keynotes. Look for the schedule on www.sqlpass.org
- #sqlpass and #Summit13 hashtags on Twitter.
- The Summit13 subreddit, for all your linking and conversational needs
- 50% off exams at Summit, plus cram sessions
Before PASS: See the Connect page, and join the First-Timers program (for first-time attendees). Get on Twitter! On 25-September, see Denny Cherry’s Webcast: SQLPASS 2013 First-Timers. And of course, check back here for more updates, and for this compiled schedule to be converted into a handy-dandy cheat sheet!
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Monday October 14: Precon Day 1
- Well, precons.
Tuesday October 15: Precon Day 2
- More precons.
- 8:00 AM The now-famous Pat Wright Photowalk! You just need shoes and a camera, definitely a recommends…
- 6:00pm – 6:45pm; First-Timers Orientation Meeting
- 6:30-8:00pm; Welcome Reception
Wednesday October 16 – Summit Day 1
- All day; SQL Saturday Wednesday – wear your SQL Saturday / SQL Rally shirt today!
- 6:00am – 7:00am; PASS Summit 2013 #SQLRUN & #SQLWALK Hosted by Jes Borland
- 8:15am – 10:00am; Quentin Clark Keynote
- 11:30 – 1:30pm; PASS Chapter Luncheon
- 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Exhibitor Reception
- While you’re here stop by the Red-Gate booth after 7pm to get your FREE copy of TribalSQL! (Meet the authors Friday.)
- 9:00pm – 2:00am; #SQLKaraoke Hosted by Pragmatic Works
Thursday October 17 – Summit Day 2
- All day; Kilt Thursday Hosted by Grant Fritchey and clan
- 8:15am – 10:00am; David DeWitt Keynote – Don’t miss this!! Brilliant speaker…
- 11:45 – 1:15pm; Women in Technology Luncheon (same food as the main cafeteria, more interesting content!)
- 7:00pm – 10:00pm; Community Appreciation Party
Friday October 18 – Summit Day 3
- 9:15am – 10:45am; Board Q&A
- 10:45AM; Meet and greet with Tribal SQL authors at the Red-Gate booth!
- 11:30 – 1:30pm; Birds of a Feather Luncheon