By: Jason E Bacani
Two weeks ago I joined my fellow colleagues from Key2 Consulting at the annual PASS Summit conference held in Seattle, Washington. Click here to see part one of my Twitter recap of the event! This article is part 2 of that recap.
Day two started with a keynote called, Globally Distributed Databases Made Simple, delivered by the awesome Rimma Nehme. Rimma has previously worked at Microsoft Gray Systems Labs and Microsoft Research, and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She has spoken before at PASS Summit, and this keynote – like the ones before – was loaded with great information. Thankfully she recently tweeted that her slides from the keynote are available for all to review.
Unfortunately I did not find the recorded keynote posted anywhere at this time, but I did take one slide from her keynote though, and shared some slight humor on Twitter, even garnering a like by Rimma herself.
The second day of PASS Summit 2017 was filled with several sessions I didn’t want to miss. As I was running around, I was occasionally checking the Twitter feed and hashtags around the conference. I was even caught doing so by my good Twitter friend, Thomas LeBlanc.
During one particular session led by Ken Van Hyning aka SQLToolsGuy and Eric Kang (both from Microsoft) called, DevOps with SQL Server 2017, I took one photo of a recap slide and posted it to Twitter. Low and behold, that tweeted image would be the most active and engaging tweet I’ve ever had on Twitter, as the future of DevOps Tools looks very bright!
With day 2 at the conference ending, I gave Twitter shoutouts to the speakers of the sessions I attended.
After a full second day at the conference, the Key2 crew made our way to our yearly destination at Rhein Haus Seattle for bier, brats, and bocce. That night, Key2 crowned new bocce ball winners.
On the third and final day of Pass Summit 2017, there was no additional keynote so sessions started promptly at 8 AM. With the early start, I made it to the session Build a Performance Monitoring Toolset for SSAS Using Power BI, presented by a dear friend of our company, Shabnam Watson.