The yearly SQL nerdfest that is the PASS Summit is approaching, and of course that means it’s nearly tea-time!
Let’s put the important stuff up here at the top:
- We’re scaling down this year, because Reasons. It’s going to be a smaller, more intimate affair. So to speak.
- This year, High Tea is an invitation only event.
- So, email me with your request for an invitation by October 15. I’m still Jen at MidnightDBA.com; please put “High Tea Request” in the subject.
- Only request an invitation if you’ll be in Seattle, WA the week of November 4-7. And you should enjoy adult humor and offensive language. This should all go without saying, but I said it anyway.
Selection: The selection process will be heavily favored toward those who have attended or presented, but don’t think this is a members only club. You guys can all curry quite a lot of favor by showing us you really want to go…say, offer an abstract to speak. Or explain why you deserve to go and others don’t. Or write a love letter to Sean’s hair. An ode to the show. Your best original limerick. Whatever, get creative, we’re pretty easily amused.
Call for Speakers: Tell me if you want to speak…we always need good, inappropriate presentations*. Give me a session title and a brief abstract (sessions should be no more than 5-10 minutes long).
Notification: We’ll pick through the invitation requests and choose a bunch of people. Hopefully, we can fit everyone in**. If we run out of room, we’ll do a lottery or a bidding war or a virtual Jell-O fight or something for the remaining spots. You’ll have your invitation in email before the Summit, along with the venue and time.
For those who have no idea what I’m talking about: We hold an annual event during the Summit, for like-minded folk. The original idea was “hey, there are all these rules we have to follow at the big conference when we teach a session. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just say and do whatever we felt like? WAIT A MINUTE!!” And then people got together and drank and heard inappropriate things, and had a jolly good time. And so shall we again, my friends. So say we all.
Happy tea time,
*No, your presentation isn’t required to be perverted in nature, or to contain vulgar language. Some of our very best sessions were…nothing at all like you’d expect. Of course, other sessions are probably exactly what you’d expect, so there’s that.