As I’m getting ready to start the week off at the conference, and with so much going on between vendors, PASS, networking with peers and all of that one wants to get accomplished, it crosses my mind how do I keep a good balancing act and stay focus and productive at the same time? Well, the only possible answer that also came to me was to “keep it simple”. Sometimes we get too involved in the planning (believe me, it happens to me too many times) that we missed the real deal. Here is my experience with PASS: you have to define an objective, I know.. for me all of the tracks are good and interesting, and if we add the Microsoft focus groups, and all of the other stuff, that makes it real though, but I’m going to concentrate on the goals that I brought in mind. After that, another good objective (post PASS Summit) could be to buy the session recordings, to watch anything that you missed, but one thing you can’t buy or get back is the interaction with the community. This is an invaluable opportunity, if you are here, or planned to come in the future, to get out and share time with the #sqlfamily. My experience has been wonderful, not only do we share good times at the conference, but this family is there for you when you need them in the field, they are just a tweet away if you use #sqlhelp, and if you would like to get involved with the SQL community or your local chapters, make sure you look them up in the #sqlpass website and become part of it, We welcome you and look forward to seeing you!
If you are unable to be here at PASS this year, make sure you follow the PASStv, they are going to be doing some great announcements today, especially for the #sqlLatinFamily and #PASSLatam. I will check back and try to bring you the most exciting news about today’s announcements at keynote later on.