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Special Events at PASS Summit

Professional enrichment at PASS Summit stretches beyond just outstanding seminars presented by top-drawer community speakers. Meeting like-minded professionals and sharing special interests are key to the complete Summit experience, and this year (as always) PASS is proud to present a number of excellent interactive events. Come connect, share, and learn with your peers -- we would love to see you there! 

Special Events at PASS Summit 2009: Quizbowl | Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Lunch | Exhibitor Reception | Breakfast Seminars | SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Book Launch | WIT Luncheon | Microsoft SQL Server Appreciation Event | Chapter Lunch |

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Welcome Reception & Quizbowl

Monday, November 2, 2009
Welcome Reception

Join us at the Welcome Reception on Monday, November 2, as we kick off PASS Summit 2009 with our annual quizbowl game, organized by PASS Virtual Chapters. We'll also be announcing the winners of the 2009 PASS Log Reader Awards, which recognizes top blog posts in 9 categories. More Welcome Reception details coming soon!


Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Lunch

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Expo Hall 4B

Unite with MVPs, SQLCAT architects, and your peers at this informal and interactive lunch! Share your knowledge, stimulate new ideas, and gain insights. There will be 50 different topics and tables - be sure to arrive early to secure a seat at your table of choice!

BOF Topics and MVP Hosts

32Bit/64Bit - What's the difference? Jonathan Kehayias
Agile Development in BI John Welch
App Dev Smackdown Adam Machanic
Change Data Capture Pinal Dave
Chow down on corruption Paul Randal
Common T-SQL Programming Mistakes Plamen Ratchev
Data Mining Dejan Sarka
Data Warehousing Concepts James Rowland-Jones
Database Mirroring Glenn Berry
DBA Best Practices Satya Jayanty
DBA Dashboards Greg Larsen
DBA/Developer Team Development Grant Fritchey
Don't be afraid of XML! Jacob Sebastian
Dynamic Management Views Jason Strate
Erland on Error Handling and Dynamic SQL Erland Sommarskog
Full Text Search and File Stream Robert Cain
Gemini's impact on SSAS/Data Warehouse projects Vidas Matelis
Getting Started with T-SQL Kathi Kellenberger
Got Query Plan Reuse? Is it good? Andrew Kelly
Failover Clustering Christian Bolton
High Availability with Log Shipping Edwin Sarmiento
High Availability in Virtualized Environments Allan Hirt
High Availability in Virtualized Environments  Ross Mistry
Is Business Intelligence an Oxymoron? Jessica Moss
IT Consulting - Notes from the field Joe Webb
Key Performance Indicators - Monitoring Your Business Andrew Karcher
Kimberly Tripp Covers Indexes (and lunch) Kimberly Tripp
Location Based BI With SQL Server 2008 Deepak Puri
Moving from Technologist to Manager Kevin Kline
Multi Server Management Chuck Heinzelman
Multiply Yourself with Central Management Servers Ken Simmons
Performance Analysis/Tuning Kevin Boles
Performance Tuning Kevin Cox
Performance Tuning Analysis Services Chris Webb
Policy-Based Management Geoff Hiten
PowerPivot (Gemini) Customer Experiences and Lessons Learned    Denny Lee
Powershell in SQL Server Sean McCown
What Is Professional Development for a SQL Professional? Arnie Rowland
Relational Database Design Louis Davidson
Reporting Services in SQL Server 2008R2 Carl Rabeler
Security Kenneth Kelley
Social Networking: Geek DBA to Butterfly Jason Massie
SQL Azure Eduardo Castro
SQL Server Compact - The little database that could Erik Jensen
SQL Server Consolidation Peter Ward
SQL Server Reporting Services Andrea Benedetti
SQL Server Reporting Services on Analysis Services Grant Paisley
SQL Server Storage - Best Practices Mike Ruthruff
SSAS Calculation Measure Groups at Different Grains Greg Galloway
SSIS Scripts & Custom Objects Todd McDermid
Starting up your own MicroISV business Paul Nielsen
Storage Best Practices Denny Cherry
Table Partitioning Dan Guzman
Thinking in MDX Tomislav Piasevoli
Troubleshooting SSIS (even the oddball issues) Andy Leonard
Understanding Execution Plans Gail Shaw
Virtualization (cohosted) John Paul Cook
Virtualization (cohosted) Charley Hanania
Visual Studio Database edition & TFS: How are you using them? Rafael Salas
Why and How to Participate in the SQL Server Community Andy Warren


Exhibitor Reception - Sponsored by DELL

Tuesday, November 3, 2009   
Exhibit Hall 4A

PASS invites all attendees to join us for this exclusive reception and a chance to win a DELL Netbook! Stop by the DELL booth (#104) to enter for the drawing. The winner will be announced in front of the Dell booth at 7:50pm.


Breakfast Seminars - Presented by Quest Software and VMware

Wednesday and Thursday, November 4-5, 2009
Room 608

Join expert panelists for discussions about two of the most popular topics of the year. On Wednesday morning, Quest presents "Simplify SQL Server Management with DMVs – the Experts’ Perspective." On Thursday morning, the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter leads a round-table on the topic of virtualization with a group of VMware experts. Find more details by clicking here.


SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Book Launch and Signing - Presented by Manning Publications and War Child International

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Spotlight Theater

Manning Publications in conjunction with War Child International is excited to host the book launch for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, which will be released to the public at PASS Summit 2009. Many of the 53 SQL Server MVP contributors will attend the launch of this much anticipated book. Be sure to pick up a copy from the conference bookstore so you can get it signed by all your favorite MVPs. 


About the Book

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives is a special project, bringing together 53 SQL Server MVPs in this collection of expert tips, techniques, and best-practices. The book is organized into five parts: Design and Architecture, Development, Administration, Performance Tuning and Optimization, and Business Intelligence. Within each part, you'll find a collection of concise and focused chapters that take on key topics such as mobile data strategies, Dynamic Management Views, and query performance. The comprehensive guide covers everything from database design tips to data profiling strategies for BI.  


About the Project - War Child International

The authors of this book are generously donating 100% of their royalties to support War Child International, a network of independent organizations working across the world to help children affected by war. War Child was founded on a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war. War Child works in many different conflict areas around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children every year. Visit www.warchild.org for more information. 


WIT Luncheon and Panel Discussion - Presented by CA

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Room 6BC

Energizing the Next Generation: Encouraging and Inspiring Young Women to Choose Tech Careers

The number of young women entering IT is declining. What can those of us in the industry do to encourage and inspire young women to seek out careers in technology? Mentoring programs, field trips and "Bring Your Daughters to Work" days all exist, but what more could we be doing to spark interest? Join us to hear from a panel of technical women about organized programs and individual endeavors designed to inspire the next generation of Women in Technology.

The event will include discussion from the audience. Please come and share your questions, perspectives and experiences. Lunch will be served.

WIT Panelists 


Kathi Kellenberger
Last year’s PASSion award winner and SQL Server MVP

Kathi Kellenberger, SQL Server MVP, is a database administrator for Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm headquartered in St. Louis, MO. She is co-author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (Wrox, 2006) and author of Beginning T-SQL 2008 (Apress, 2009). Kathi has published over 25 articles in SQLServerCentral.com, SQLTeam.com, SQL Server Standard Magazine, and SQL Server Magazine. She often speaks on SQL Server topics to her local user groups and has presented at PASS, DEVTeach/SQLTeach, SSWUG Virtual Conference, Day of .Net, and SQL Server launch events. Kathi has been a volunteer with PASS since 2005, winning the PASSion award for her service as manager of the Program Committee in 2008. Kathi achieved MCT status in 2008 and teaches the occasional SQL Server class.

Before becoming a Visual Basic programmer in 1997, and then a database administrator in 2002, Kathi was a pharmacist for 16 years. She fell in love with programming and computers while taking an elective computer course during her last year of pharmacy school. After being passed over for a promotion in 1995, she decided to change the course of her life and pursue her dream of leaving pharmacy for a career in computing and has never looked back.


Lynn Langit
Microsoft DigiGirlz Organizer and SQL BI author (Los Angeles, CA)

What inspires someone from Fargo, North Dakota to dream of becoming a United Nations translator? Love of words, of course. A self-described language geek, Lynn is fascinated by languages and semantics. She understands that life rarely travels in a straight line, and her own career reflects this winding path. Lynn moved from a degree in linguistics to become a business executive, and then launched her own software development, training and consulting company. She’s done production work with all versions of .NET, BizTalk, K2.Net, SharePoint, SQL Server, Analysis Services, InfoPath, MOM, and Active Directory, and holds an array of certifications, including MCT, MCSD, MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA and MSF. Lynn is also the author two books on SQL Server Business Intelligence, the latest of which is entitled Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008. Lynn is the lead for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz program in California. In her spare time, Lynn gives back to the community via personal technical volunteering. Her current projects include work with the Mona Foundation (Redmond, Washington) and SmartCare (Lusaka, Zambia). Her blog is at http://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal.



Jessica Moss
SQL Server MVP and PASS Chapter Leader (Virginia)

Jessica M. Moss is an independent consultant who has created Microsoft SQL Server data warehousing and business intelligence applications for many companies.  After graduating with a BS in Computer Science from the Engineering School at the University of Virginia, Jessica started working for a consulting firm as a computer programmer.  She has since started her own company to focus solely on business intelligence.  Jessica's current accolades include receiving the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award, being regularly invited to speak at international conferences on business intelligence applications, and the co-founding and organizing of the Northern Virginia Girl Geek Dinner group. 




Cathi Rodgveller
Founder of IGNITE: Inspiring Girls Now in Technology (Seattle)

Cathy graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and then went on to earn a Masters of Science in Education. When she moved to Seattle, she began working for the Seattle School District as a recruiter for nontraditional careers for both boys and girls. Early on in that capacity, she was given the challenge to boost the enrolment of girls in technology classes. Never one to back down from a challenge, and seeing the deep need for a program to interest girls in technology and engineering, she developed IGNITE. The success of the program has enabled more than 10,000 girls to learn about careers and life possibilities that they had never dreamed possible. Her motto: if she can inspire someone – adult or child – to be their best, then she has done her job.


Microsoft SQL Server Appreciation Event

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Gameworks, 7th and Pike (Across from the Convention Center)

Join PASS and Microsoft to celebrate PASS Summit 2009! Mix it up with 2,000 of your new best friends. Eat, drink, play - Game on!


Chapter Lunch

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Expo Hall 4B

Connect with community leaders in your geographical area, and find SQL Server events and learning opportunities happening right in your back yard! We have over 60 PASS Chapter Leaders at this year’s Summit who can help you become more involved in your local SQL Server community. Join us on Thursday for some great networking opportunities.

Chapters and Leaders

Ohio North SQL Server User's Group Allen White
Richmond SQL Server Users Group Andy Leonard
oPASS - Orlando Andy Warren
Chicago SQL Server User Group Bill Lescher
Space Coast SQL Users Group - Melbourne, FL Bonnie Allard
GUSS - Francophone SQL Server User Group Christian Robert
Boise PASS Chapter Cindy Gross
EDMPASS - Edmonton PASS Chapter Colin Stasiuk
PASSMN Minnesota SQL Server User Group Dan English
Memphis PASS Chapter Dan Evans
User Group Italiano SQL Server (UGISS) Davide Mauri
380 PASS - East Iowa Ed Leighton-Dick
Boise PASS Chapter Grant Carter
Sydney SQL Server User Group Grant Paisley
Olympia Area SQL Server User Group Greg Larsen
SQL PASS Mexico Hector Eugenio Jimenez
Ahmadabad  SQL Server User Group Jacob Sebastian
PASSMN Minnesota SQL Server User Group Jason Strate
Columbus PASS (CbusPASS) Jeremiah Peschka
SQL PASS Mexico Jesus Gil
Northern Virginia SQL Server User Group  Jim Rotan II
Souteast Michagan SQL Server User Group Joseph Fleming
St Louis SQL Server User Group Julie Bloomquist
Midlands PASS - Columbia, South Carolina K. Brian Kelley
Pensacola SQL Server User Group Karla Remail
Boulder SQL Server User Group Kate Totten
Columbus, GA User Group Ken Simmons
Louisville PASS Chapter Malathi Mahadevan
Denver SQL Server User Group Marc Beacom
Professional Development Virtual Chapter Mark Caldwell
Silicon Valley SQL Server User Group Mark Ginnebaugh
Triangle SQL Server User Group Mark Gordon
NJ SQL Server User Group Melissa Demcsak
Winnipeg SQL Server User Group Michael DeFehr
380 PASS - East Iowa Michelle Ufford
SQL PASS Mexico Miguel Angel Granados
Iowa SQL Server User Group Mike Matthews
Sarasota SQL Server Users Group Mike Wells
Steel City SQL - Birmingham, Alabama Morgan Smith
Houston Area SQL Server User Group Nancy Hidy Wilson
Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group Pam Shaw
Baton Rouge Area SQL Server User Group Patrick LeBlanc
SQL Server Innovators Guild - South Carolina Paul Waters
PASS Netherlands Peter Braake
Queensland SQL Server Users Group Peter Ward
Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group Pinal Dave
Chapter Saxony Ralf Dietrich
Vancouver PASS Chapter Richard Baumet
Oregon SQL Developers Chapter Rob Boek
Phiadelphia SQL Server User Group Sharon Dooley
Atlanta MDF Chapter Leader Stuart Ainsworth
Regional Mentor Asia Sujata Mehta
Utah County SQL Server User Group / Regional Mentor SW Region TJay Belt
New England SQL Server User Group Theodore Feldman
Western Michigan PASS Chapter Tim Ford
Central Texas Users of SQL Server Wesley Brown


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