Where will you find me at the PASS Summit?

I wanted to lay out my rough schedule at PASS Summit 2011, so you'll know where to find me. And this is as much for me as it is for you – this is an easy reference point for me to remind myself where I'm supposed to be. 🙂 To avoid trying to influence your social calendar or your education, I'm not going to list potential extra-curricular after-hours activities, or which sessions I plan to attend.

Sunday, October 9th

I arrive in Seattle on Sunday. I will probably take it easy, decompress and rehearse my sessions.

Monday, October 10th & Tuesday, October 11th

During the day on Monday and Tuesday I will be over on Microsoft's campus, talking with <NDA> about <NDA>. I'd tell you more, but I really can't.

At 6:30 PM on Tuesday, we'll be at the Welcome Reception. You won't want to miss the Quiz Bowl, where SQL-ebrities – along with lucky audience members – will test their knowledge and compete for the grand prize, $700 worth of a 32GB iPad 2 + smart cover, and other prizes provided by SQL Sentry:

Wednesday, October 12th

Wednesday's Keynote, featuring Ted Kummert and Rushabh Mehta, is from 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM in the Dell Ballroom.

SQL Sentry will be running the booth in the Expo Hall, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please come by the booth to get some face time with our team members, see the latest versions of our software, enter our giveaway, and hopefully pick up our new swag!

Also, we have happily committed to help support #SQLGive. You can read more about this effort from Chris Shaw and Kendal Van Dyke:


We'll have a collection box so you can bring any of your toiletries to our booth during Expo hours, both Wednesday and Thursday, and help support the local homeless.

From 1:00 PM – 1:30 I will be in the Expo Hall somewhere, along with a few dozen other MVPs, signing copies of MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Swing by for this event, and feel free to bring your copies of Volume 1 as well! Both volumes should be available in the bookstore. This will be the best way to get autographs from all the authors, though you are of course free to try tracking us down one-by-one. 🙂

I will be presenting "What's New in Denali – Engine and Tools" in Room 2AB, from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM.

Finally, the Exhibitor Reception is in the Expo Hall from 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM. Please use this time to come and visit with sponsors and vendors before moving on to the other parties!

Thursday, October 13th

The Day 2 Keynote, presented by Quentin Clark, is again at 8:15 AM in the Dell Ballroom.

SQL Sentry will again be manning our booth in the Expo Hall, from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We'll all be wearing kilts on Thursday, so – even though it is Seattle – sunglasses might not be a bad idea.

From 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, SQL Sentry is proudly sponsoring the Women in Technology Luncheon, in Room 6B.

I will be presenting "T-SQL : Bad Habits to Kick" in room 4C1-2, from 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM.

Friday, October 14th

The MVPs are hosting another book signing for MVP Deep Dives Volume 2, from 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM, in the South Lobby. You can catch up with the whole crowd here if you missed the event on Wednesday.

Friday is the Keynote you won't want to miss – Dr. David DeWitt. Again, 8:15 AM in the Dell Ballroom.

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him. If I've helped you out, consider thanking me with a coffee. :-)