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Activities

At PASS Summit, the fun never ends! Below are just a few of the formal and informal activities taking place before, during, and after the conference sessions. Please check back frequently as we update this page.

First-Timers

PASS Summit 2019 Buddy Program

The PASS Summit 2019 Buddy Program aims to help First-Timers like you get the most of your first PASS Summit experience. You will be teamed up with a Buddy – an experienced PASS Summit attendee who will provide information and answer questions beforehand, meet with you on-site, help introduce you to other attendees, and be a friendly face throughout the week.

The program will also provide the opportunity for you to meet other first time attendees within a small group setting, as each Buddy will be assigned up to five First-Timers. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get insider tips and tricks on what to expect, and what not to miss during your first PASS Summit experience!

Thank you for your interest in the PASS Summit 2019 Buddy Program. Applications for this program have now closed.

First-Timer Event

Tuesday, November 5 (4:45 PM - 6:00 PM)
6E

Learn tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your first PASS Summit experience, along with the best networking opportunities throughout the week. Meet other First-Timers and Alumni attendees in a casual, social environment before hitting the Welcome Reception with your new friends.

  • Tips & Tricks with Edwin Sarmiento and Erin Stellato
  • Networking 101 with Matt Cushing
  • Interactive Trivia with PASS HQ's Community Team

SolarWinds


Receptions

AWS Partner Networking Reception

Monday, November 4 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
The Spheres: 211 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Join AWS and our Microsoft Competency partners at The Spheres for this networking reception and learn the benefits of running SQL Server and other applications on AWS.

Enjoy drinks, food, and as much SQL Talk as you can handle.

Registration for this event is now closed. You must be registered to attend.

The PASS Summit code of conduct will be in effect at this event.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 5 (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
Microsoft Azure Keynote Room

Don’t miss the kick-off celebration on Tuesday evening! No registration necessary, all attendees are welcome.

Exhibitor Reception

Wednesday, November 6 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Exhibit Hall, 4B

Network with representatives from our sponsors and exhibitors and collect stamps for your PASS to Prizes card for the chance to win a big prize!

Tomorrow Starts Tonight!

Thursday, November 7 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Tap House Grill (1506 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA)

Take a break from learning about the future of the industry to network with colleagues, mingle with friends and enjoy an adult beverage or two. Join IDERA at The Seattle Tap House, just a block from the convention center and right across Pike St. from the Sheraton.


Breakfasts

SQL Server 2019 and Big Data Clusters on Dell EMC Storage

Wednesday, November 6 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Room 615

In this breakfast session come learn how Dell EMC Storage is enabling SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. We’ll also discuss some architecture options for deploying Big Data Clusters and talk about the latest integrations from Dell EMC Storage for SQL Server 2019.

Speaker: Doug Bernhardt, Sr. Principal Engineer

Dell Technologies

Database Solutions Tailored for Your Company’s Unique Needs

Wednesday, November 6 (6:45 AM - 7:55 AM)
Room 604

Join us for a breakfast with Amazon leadership, where you will hear real-world customer success stories that demonstrate the technological advantage of using SQL servers on AWS to deliver measurable business outcomes. We will cover a variety of thought leadership topics and best practices to help you optimize SQL Server on EC2 or efficiently run SQL Server on our fully-managed offerings, including Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. Learn how you can migrate and modernize your workloads on AWS, and see how AWS is the best cloud for your business needs!

Featured Speaker:

Sandy Carter, Vice President, AWS

AWS

Accelerate Cloud Analytics with Azure SQL Data Warehouse Automation

Wednesday, November 6 (6:45 AM - 7:55 AM)
Room 618

Join us to start your day with a wholesome breakfast & guidance from industry experts. 

Presenter: Anum Jang Sher, Program Manager II Azure SQL DW at Microsoft

 

 

Attunity

SQL Server - From Ground to Cloud

Thursday, November 7 (6:45 AM - 7:55 AM)
Room 6A

SQL Server is the world’s leading operational database. Today 98 of the Fortune 100 companies use it to power their mission critical applications across all verticals. In this one session we will show why so many enterprises bet their business on SQL Server. We will show the latest features in SQL Server 2019, including an introduction to the analytics features in SQL Big Data Clusters, introduce Azure SQL Database serverless, which can save enterprises 5X their database spend by delivering a true pay-as-you-use model and show how SQL Server running on edge devices is enabling new types of IoT applications by moving 70% of computation to the edge.

Microsoft Azure

Dell Technologies Data Protection Solutions for Microsoft SQL Applications

Thursday, November 7 (6:45 AM - 7:55 AM)
Room 615

Join Dell Technologies Global Technology Office engineer, Vladimir Selinanov for a very engaging special breakfast. Vlad will demo the new PowerProtect Software and talk about SQL backup as a service approach. Think about how you can unify your DBA and IT Admin relationships for more efficient centralized policy creation, management and monitoring of your SQL workloads. Dig deeper into the native integration of SQL and management of databases with the Ola Hallengren with DD Boost; making it easier for DBAs to script  for running backups, integrity checks, index and statistics maintenance.  Learn about Dell EMC’s next-generation Data Domain; PowerProtect DD.  Some deep topics to digest!

Dell Technologies


Luncheons

Birds of a Feather Luncheon

Wednesday, November 6 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Quest Dining Hall, 4EF

Discuss, debate and share your experiences with others over lunch at this interactive sit-down, designed to bring people with the same passions together. Stay tuned for more information on the discussion topics!

Birds of a Feather Luncheon

Thursday, November 7 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Quest Dining Hall, 4EF

Discuss, debate and share your experiences with others over lunch at this interactive sit-down, designed to bring people with the same passions together. Stay tuned for more information on the discussion topics!

Lunch and Learn: Data Warehouse Modernization through Automation

Wednesday, November 6 (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
TCC Skagit 2

In today’s ever-changing data management environment, it’s critical for your data warehousing team to be able to quickly and efficiently understand, harness, construct and manage the dataflows and pipelines your organization requires. Learn how automation can better arm your existing team as they work, and help you more easily manage a changing data landscape, whether it's in the cloud, on-premises or a hybrid of the two.

Women in Technology (WIT) Luncheon

Thursday, November 7 (11:30 AM - 1:15 PM)
Microsoft Azure Keynote Room, 4A

This year's edition of the popular Women in Technology (WIT) Luncheon will feature LaShana Lewis, CEO, L.M. Lewis Consulting, as the keynote speaker. Hear LaShana discuss "Data-Driven Diversity: Using Your Skills to Make a Difference." Read the full description on the PASS Summit 2019 Keynotes page.

If you didn't sign up for the luncheon during registration, a limited number of tickets may be available at no additional cost from the Registration Desk onsite. Contact taylor.vick@pass.org for more information (subject line: PASS Summit 2019: WIT Luncheon).

SentryOne

Security and Compliance in the Cloud: Building from the Ground Up

Thursday, November 7, 2019 (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
TCC Skagit 2

Learn how organizations of all sizes face increasing threats, security concerns and compliance issues in the Cloud.

While many of the potential missteps for data management remain the same in the Cloud as with on-prem, new technologies present new opportunities and therein new challenges. Rob will address some of the concerns in a forward-looking data environment and what can be done to mitigate risks, improve efficiency and live in Cloud harmony.

Presented by Rob Reinauer; Director of SQL Product Management Group

Idera

Birds of a Feather Luncheon

Friday, November 8 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Dining Hall, 4EF

Discuss, debate and share your experiences with others over lunch at this interactive sit-down, designed to bring people with the same passions together. Stay tuned for more information on the discussion topics!


Community Sessions

Introduction to PASS Summit 2019

Wednesday, November 6 (12:30 PM - 1:15 PM)
Room 612

Feeling overwhelmed by all that PASS Summit 2019 has to offer?

Kevin Kline welcomes both our first-timers and seasoned alumni alike in this introduction to PASS Summit 2019. The session provides attendees with a general overview of the conference and related events.

Hosted by: Kevin Kline

Speaker Idol - Round One

Wednesday, November 6 (4:45 PM - 6:00 PM)
2AB

Have you always wanted to speak at PASS Summit? Ready to take your presentation skills to the next level? Now is your chance!

Join us at the 6th Annual Speaker Idol! 12 contestants will test their speaking skills and compete for a guaranteed session at PASS Summit 2020!

Contestants: William Assaf, Dave Bland, Eric Freeman

Hosted by: Hamish Watson

Speaker Idol - Round Two

Thursday, November 7 (4:45 PM - 6:00 PM)
2AB

Round Two of Speaker Idol!

Contestants: Leslie Andrews, Adrian Mee, Jim Miller, Hylke Peek

 

Hosted by: Hamish Watson

Speaker Idol - Round Three

Friday, November 8 (8:00 AM - 9:15 AM)
2AB

Round three of Speaker Idol!

Contestants: Daniel Janik, Deborah Melkin, Slava Murygin, Lonny Niederstadt

 

Hosted by: Hamish Watson

Staying Involved with PASS

Friday, November 8 (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)
Room 612

Learn more about the PASS community and how PASS Summit attendees can stay involved throughout the year with Local Groups, Virtual Groups, Regional Events and more.

Hosted by: Kevin Kline

Speaker Idol - Final Round

Friday, November 8 (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)
2AB

Final Round of Speaker Idol!

Hosted by: Hamish Watson


PASS Community Zone

PASS Community Zone

Wednesday, November 6 (7:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
Skybridge, 4D

The PASS Community Zone is the place to meet fellow PASS members from across the world, learn how to get involved with a Local Group in your area, or access learning online through a Virtual Groups. You can also pick up stickers and ribbons to add to your conference badge!

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Latin America
     9:45 am – 10:15 am – Latin America: Spotlight
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Abstract Writing Advice with the PASS Program Committee
1:00 – 3:00 pm – United States (West)
     2:45 – 3:15 pm – United States: Spotlight
3:00 – 6:00 pm – United States (East)

PASS Community Zone

Thursday, November 7 (7:00 AM – 6:30 PM)
Skybridge, 4D

The PASS Community Zone is the place to meet fellow PASS members from across the world, learn how to get involved with a Local Group in your area, or access learning online through a Virtual Group. You can also pick up stickers and ribbons to add to your conference badge!

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Europe, Middle East & Africa
     9:45 am – 10:15 am – Europe, Middle East & Africa: Spotlight
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Abstract Writing Advice with the PASS Program Committee
1:00 – 3:00 pm – PASS Virtual Groups
5:00 – 6:00 pm – PASS Board Q&A

PASS Community Zone

Friday, November 8 (7:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Skybridge, 4D

The PASS Community Zone is the place to meet fellow PASS members from across the world, learn how to get involved with a Local Group in your area, or access learning online through a Virtual Group. You can also pick up stickers and ribbons to add to your conference badge!

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Asia Pacific
    10:45 am – 11:15 am – Asia Pacific: Spotlight
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Canada


PASS Community Hosted Events

Know of other events, or planning something special? Send the details to communityteam@pass.org, and we'll add it to this page. Note: All events posted on this page will uphold the PASS Anti-Harassment Policy and are organized and operated by the organizations and individuals mentioned below, not PASS. 

Check back often for additional events!

MidnightDBA Donut Meetup

Monday, November 4 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Top Pot Doughnuts (2124 5th Avenue, Seattle)

Hang out with the MidnightDBAs and enjoy some donuts for dinner. MinionWare LLC is sponsoring this event.

PASS Summit Networking Dinner

Monday, November 4 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Tap House Grill (1506 6th Avenue, Seattle)

Join other PASS Summit attendees at the Tap House Grill for a chance to meet and network in small groups.

SQL Canada Lunch at PASS Summit

Tuesday, November 5 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Cheesecake Factory (700 Pike Street, Seattle)

Join other Canadian Data Platform professionals for lunch and networking. Honorary Canadians welcome!

Women in Tech Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 5 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Tap House Grill (1506 6th Avenue, Seattle)

Stop by the Women in Tech Happy Hour before the PASS Summit Welcome Reception. This is your chance to network, make some new friends, and reconnect with women you met last year.

PASS Summit Photo Walk

Tuesday, November 5 (4:45 PM - 6:00 PM)
Washington State Convention Center (Fountain at the Bottom of the Escalators)

Join us for a photo walk at the beginning of PASS Summit 2019. Come meet fellow attendees, take some photos, and enjoy a stroll through the local area.

SQL Karaoke 2019

Tuesday, November 5 (9:30 PM - 1:30 AM)
Cowgirls Inc (421 1st Avenue S, Seattle)

A time to meet attendees, vendors, and sponsors from PASS Summit in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Have a great time with friends, singing karaoke all night long.

SQL Run

Wednesday, November 6 at (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM)
Meet outside the Washington State Convention Center (opposite corner from Cheesecake Factory)

Join us for a fun run! No set pace - distance between 5 km - 10 km.

PASS Summit 2019 Games Night

Wednesday, November 6 (8:00 PM - 10:30 PM)
Ballroom 6A

Come join a low-key night of tabletop gaming with fellow attendees. Board games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Hosted by: Kevin Hill

PASS Summit 2019 Games Night

Thursday, November 7 (7:00 PM - 10:30 PM)
Ballroom 6A

Come join a low-key night of tabletop gaming with fellow attendees. Board games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Hosted by: Matt Cushing


Raffles & Prizes

PASS to Prizes

November 6 – 7
Exhibit Hall, 4B

Take part in the ever popular PASS to Prizes game! Stop by and collect stamps from various booths in the Exhibit Hall to be eligible to win a prize. Check your attendee bag for your game card. Draws will take place at 2:50 PM on Thursday, November 7. Be sure to have your card in the gold drum by 2:45 PM on Thursday and be present for the draw to be eligible to win!

Exhibitor Raffle

November 8, 1:15 PM
Exhibit Hall, 4B

Visit Redgate, Experda, and Fast Reports in the Exhibit Hall to enter for your chance to win!

Attendee Prize Giveaway Contest

Look for a golden envelope in your attendee bag; if you find one you are the winner of a PASS backpack, or water bottle, or umbrella. Not a winner? You can still enter for a chance to win the grand prize by filling in the form in your attendee bag and dropping it off at the SentryOne booth.

Habanero Awards

November 8, 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall, 4B

We need your help in awarding prizes to our exhibitors and sponsors. A grand prize Habanero Award for the overall / best booth will be awarded and you could win one of two $50 gift cards just for casting your vote.


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