Friday, October 18, 2013
11:00pm - 1:00pm


Enjoy this closing-day lunch with MVPs, SQLCAT architects, speakers, peers, and members of the PASS Board and HQ team interested in the same topics you’re passionate about. Share your knowledge, bring all your ideas and questions from the week, and gain new insights.

Just pick up a topic map and look for the following topic section signs when you enter the dining hall, fill your plate, and take a seat at your favorite topic table for some great conversation: 

Technical Tables


Big Data
  • Big Data Administration & Integration
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Hadoop Integration with Microsoft
  • HDInsight
  • NoSQL

Business Intelligence

  • Architecture and Design
  • Data Mining & Predictive Analytics
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – Multidimensional Model
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – Tabular Model
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Cloud

  • HA/DR & Security
  • Performance Monitoring & Tuning
  • Windows Azure & Windows Azure VMs
  • Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Working with Data in the Cloud & On-Premise

Data Analytics and Visualization

  • Excel 2013 with PowerPivot & Power View
  • Dashboards
  • Geospatial Data
  • Power BI for Office 365
  • Power Map (formerly “GeoFlow”) & Power Query (formerly “Data Explorer”)
  • SharePoint 2013

Database Administration

  • Backup & Recovery
  • Best Practices
  • Configuration
  • Consolidation
  • In-Memory OLTP (“Hekaton”)
  • Monitoring & Extended Events
  • PowerShell
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading and Migrating

Database Development

  • Best Practices
  • Data Modeling
  • Indexing
  • Query Tuning
  • Source Control
  • Testing
  • T-SQL in SQL Server 2012/2014

Data Warehousing & ETL

  • Data Warehousing
  • Master Data/EIM: DQS & MDS
  • SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)



Development Tools
  • SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
  • Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
  • BIDS Helper & Other Free Plug-ins

High Availability & Disaster Recovery

  • AlwaysOn
  • Clustering
  • Replication

Performance Tuning

  • Hardware Considerations
  • Optimization Tricks and Techniques
  • Performance Baselining
  • Query Optimizer & Execution Plans                             

Security

Storage

Virtualization

Professional Development

  • Certification
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Interviewing & Job Search Tips
  • Speaking and Presentation Tips
  • Women in Technology

Community Tables

  • General PASS Feedback & Ideas
  • Organizing a SQLSaturday
  • Organizing a Virtual Chapter
  • Organizing a 24 Hours of PASS Event
  • Organizing a PASS SQLRally
  • PASS Business Analytics Conference Ideas
  • PASS Elections & Governance
  • Summit Program Suggestions
  • SQLSaturday Website
  • Twitter for Newbies
  • Volunteering with PASS
  • #SQLFamily