First-Ever PASS SQLRally a Huge Success
Thanks to all the attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers who
made our first-ever PASS
regional event last week in Orlando a huge success! More than 440 database pros
trekked to the Marriott World Center for 48 technical presentations, and 242
people attended the all-day pre-conference seminars.
It was a busy, exciting week. On-site feedback has been positive and
enthusiastic. You can relive the experience via
blog recaps, twitter (#sqlrally), and great photos on
Flickr (search for the SQLRally tag).
SQLRally Orlando was a collaboration between our two Orlando PASS
chapters (oPASS, led by Jack Corbett,
and MagicPASS, led by Kendal Van
Dyke); the PASS HQ team, led by Craig Ellis with a lot of help from Anika
Poliseno and Sanjeet Gandham; and a cast of dedicated volunteers from PASS
chapters throughout Florida. Truly a team effort!
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Announcing PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte
After 5 years in Seattle, PASS Summit will travel to Charlotte, NC, in 2013,
bringing the world’s largest SQL Server and BI conference closer to database
pros in the Eastern US who may not have been able to make the cross-country trip
in the past.
Responding to community feedback to have PASS Summit outside of Seattle on a
recurring basis, the PASS Board of Directors considered Charlotte and Dallas for
2013. Known as the Queen City, Charlotte’s strong conference amenities,
affordable rates, and growing reputation as a convenient, friendly travel
destination won over the Board during a meeting last week in Orlando, FL.
From the Blogosphere:
DArch VC: From DBA to Data Architect - Changing Your Game
May 19, 8-9pm ET (online)
AppDev VC: Denali SSIS features for Developers
May 24, 8-9pm ET (online)
DW/BI VC: Data Mining in Excel
May 25, 12-1pm ET (online)
PASS SQLSaturday -
June 4, 8am - 5pm ET, Pensacola, FL
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What PASS Summit Sessions Do You Want to See?
Help shape the educational content for PASS Summit 2011. Access the
Session Preference tool to review the PASS Summit 2011 session abstracts and
select those that most interest you.
The program review teams will use this information to assist in the session
selection process for PASS Summit 2011.You only have until May 20 to make your
selections so don't delay!
Please note, you'll need your PASS member login to access the
Session Preference tool. Need to
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member login? Or
forgot your password?
Any PASS member may access the Session Preference tool but only
PASS Summit 2011 attendees can
take advantage of the great learning offered through these high quality
for PASS Summit today and join us in Seattle, WA, Oct. 11-14.
SQLRally Going Nordic in November
Fresh off the success of PASS SQLRally 2011 in Orlando last week, PASS is taking
its new regional event global with the announcement of
PASS SQLRally Nordic 2011,
Nov. 8-9, in Aronsborg, Sweden.
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