PASS Summit 2017

PASS Conference Entrance

I’ve been a member of Professional Association of SQL Server or PASS for quite a few years now and am excited to be attending the 2017 PASS Summit starting on Halloween. This year’s sessions seem to be pretty exciting.

If you cannot attend this year they have a live stream of some of the sessions and the key notes.

As one could imagine Microsoft has a huge presence here - its an association of their software after all, but the other sponsors also have had quite a presence in the past. Sometimes I feel like one of the main reasons to go is just to chat with sponsor booths because they typically have products that you don’t see in your day to day. Even the other big players in cloud services like Google and Amazon Web Services are sponsors this year for the 2017 PASS Summit.

Here’s a quick list of the sessions that I’m excited about attending:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time Room Track Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM 602-604 All Using Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Web Services Link
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Quest Keynote Room - Hall 4A All Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate Link
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM 606 BI PowerShell for BI Professionals: Automating SSIS, SSRS & SSAS Link
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Skagit 4 (Lower Level) BI Positioning IT for Success Through Automation Link
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Tahoma 4 (Level 3) BI Deliver Enterprise BI on Big Data Link
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Tahoma 5 (Level 3) DBA SQL Server and PowerShell: Let’s Get Serious Link
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Yakima 1 (Level 1) Dev Build APIs Confidently with Swagger Link
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Skagit 4 (Lower Level) DBA How DevOps for the Database Helps with Compliance Link
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Yakima 1 (Level 1) Architect A Deep Dive into Data Lakes Link

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time Room Track Title
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Quest Keynote Room, Hall 4A All Globally Distributed Databases Made Simple Link
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Tahoma 4 (Level 3) DBA Lighting up Big Data Analytics with Apache Spark in Azure Link
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 615 BI Keeping Your On-premises Data Up-to-Date with On-premises Gateway Link
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM 3AB DBA DevOps with SQL Server 2017 Link
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM 603 DBA Beyond The Install: Monitoring Availability Groups Link
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM 2AB DBA Data Systems at Scale - A Panel Discussion Link

Friday, November 3, 2017

Time Room Track Title
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 3AB DBA There Be Whales Here! Big Data in SQL Server Link
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Yakima 1 (Level 1) All Future of Work: Human Assistance in the Intelligent Workplace Link
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 6B DBA “But It Worked in Development!” - 3 Hard Performance Problems Link
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Tahoma 5 (Level 3) DBA Amazon Web Services RDS SQL Server Overview Link
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Tahoma 2 (Level 3) DBA Best Practices for Deploying SQL Server on Amazon Web Services Link
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Tahoma 5 (Level 3) Analyst Code Like a Snake Charmer - Intro to Python! Link
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 603 Architect Building Modern Data Pipelines with Spark on Azure HDInsight Link

I know that I have a few that are ‘double’ booked, but that gives me a nice swath of options incase there isn’t any space in the room when I get there.

Hope you can make it!