The PASS summit 2009

When building something as large as the educational content of the SQLPASS summit there are many people involved in doing it successfully.  As 2009 winds down I would like to take the time to publicly thank many of the people who were involved in making the annual summit this year quite possibly the best ever. 

Program Committee

In a post soon, Ill do better justice in explaining exactly what it is the program committee does and how we manage to pull of stuffing 160+ full length SQL Server sessions into 3 glorious days.   For now, the list of the people who helped in 09 and a brief  description of what they were involved with will have to do.

 

Lynda Rab ( Twitter) – PASS Board of Director – In charge of everything related to the PASS Program committee

Kathi Kellenberger (Blog / Twitter) – Abstract review site configuration

Brad Mcgehee (Blog/Twitter) – Speaker resource and session evaluation configuration

Tim Ford (Blog/Twitter) – Pre/Post conference submission criteria & selection

Jason Massie (Blog/Twitter) Leader of the Database Administration abstract review and selection team

Ayad Shammout  – Database Administration abstract review and selection team

Colin Stasiuk (Blog/Twitter)- Database Administration abstract review and selection team

Melissa Demcsak (Blog/Twitter) – Leader of the Business Intelligence abstract review and selection team

Dave Fackler (Blog) – Business Intelligence abstract review and selection team

Tim Martin - Business Intelligence abstract review and selection team

Ben Debow – Leader of the Applications Development abstract review and selection team

Todd Robinson (Twitter) – Applications Development abstract review and selection team

Roman Rehak (Blog) – Applications Development abstract review and selection team

Lance Harra (Twitter)- Leader of the Professional Development abstract review and selection team

Mike Walsh (Blog/Twitter) – Professional Development abstract review and selection team

Jeremiah Peschka (Blog/Twitter) – Abstract editing for grammar/spelling etc

Nancy Hidy Wilson (Twitter) – Assembling the session evaluation forms

Sheila Acker (Twitter) – Assembling the session evaluation forms

 I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our wonderful support at PASS HQ

Elena Sebastiano – PASS HQ – Elena was our dedicated resource at HQ for everything related to program.  I’m probably not stretching much in saying that we would not have a summit without her.

Craig Ellis – PASS HQ – Craig has a hand in most everything for the summit and did a huge amount of work with logistics

If you know any of these people please take a moment and give them thanks for all their hard work, without them, the SQL Community wouldn’t have an event as great as the PASS Summit!

#tsql2sday

In order to showcase the hard work of the program committee in selecting good topics, and the hard work of our wonderful speakers in delivering good topics, and in the spirit of #tsql2sday, I’m going to link to a session from the 2009 PASS Summit that has had the video uploaded where you might be able to learn something about dates in SQL server.  (you had to attend the summit to get the video but the slides are available to anyone)

Charlie Hanania delivers Understanding time zones and using them effectively in your database applications