If you are headed to Seattle for the PASS Summit, not only are you in for a week of intense learning in data platform technology, but you may be looking at a week of networking. The days go by fast, and while you try to schedule what sessions to attend and flip a coin on what you may have to miss, you may also have to schedule after hour events. The Summit week is an opportunity to create, groom, or grow your business network. Thousands of people sharing common interest in data and technology will roam the streets, mostly Pine or Pike streets, to decompress from a full day of concentrated training. While you already know the value of being at PASS to learn, you may want to take advantage of the visit to mingle, meet people and expose your personal brand. Note, Karaoke is taken seriously with these folks, if you’re interested, I have shared a play list of Seattle Sounds, for your travel listening pleasure, or sound check to sing to at these events at the bottom of this post.
It goes without saying, that the PASS Summit organizers to a very fine job of putting events together. If you are a first timer to the Summit event, Solarwinds sponsors an event specifically for you, PASS Summit 2017 First-Timer Orientation & Speed Networking.
If you get a change, join the Women in Technology at their PASS Women in Technology Happy Hour & Networking Event sponsored by SentryOne and celebrate the launch of their first book in a series with all women authors.
Of course, the main even at 6:oo PM PDT, will be the PASS Summit Welcome Reception. This event is held at Hall 4A and Atrium Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center.
If you are still up for an after party, you can join SentryOne, SIOS and Denny Cherry and Associates at the SQL Karaoke 2017 at Cowgirls Inc.
Wednesday, Nov. 1st
In order to Kick-Off the first full day of presentations, you must be prepared and caffeinated. If you are from Colorado, join Datalere at the Anchorhead Coffee shop for coffee and quaffle at Datalere’s Colorado Caffeinated Kickoff.
Summit begins with a first day of speakers and presentations. If you are interested in learning about Databases in the AWS cloud, feel free to attend Know Your Options: Databases on Amazon Web Services. Yet, after a full day of sessions, Pragmatic Works will have an after party at the Hard Rock Cafe. To gain entry, you must visit the Pragmatic Works Booth (#307).
Thursday Nov. 2nd
You can get more information on other events and luncheons on the PASS Summit activities page. The short of it is, PASS Summit is full of learning, but it is also an opportunity to network and mingle. Even if you simply want to go out and meet new people, you will at least know where folks will common interest might be found this week. Now sit back, and enjoy your trip to Seattle, and hope to hear you sing soon.