24 Hours of PASS

August 3, 2009 at 7:05 am (PASS, SQL Server 2008, SQLServerPedia Syndication) (, , )

I’m fairly certain Jack Bauer isn’t involved with this new initiative from PASS. Just as I’m also certain I won’t be the only person to invoke 24 while referring to 24 Hours of PASS. But even without Jack Bauer, I’m on the edge of my seat. 24 different sessions by top names in the industry from all around the world. I wonder if I can do this without sleep? Probably not. I’ll still being trying to attend as many of these as I can work in. I’m really looking forward to it.  People you want to hear are going to be there. Jessica Moss is going to talk about Reporting Services. Adam Machanic is going to introduce CLR. Gail Shaw will be presenting (at something like 2:oh my flipping god am, so I might miss that one) on effective indexing. There are many others. These are really not to be missed and it’s a free opportunity to not only gather the information, but take part in the Q&A session afterwards. You wanted a chance to ask Kalen Delaney about simple recovery? Here you go. You had questions for Allen White about PowerShell (the gods know I do)? This is an opportunity (assuming I don’t hog the time). So follow the link and figure out which sessions you’re willing to lose a little sleep over and which ones you attend during lunch and get some free learning time in and expand your skill set.

Oh, and I’ll presenting on the 2nd on Query Tuning 101, an introduction on how to find and fix the poor performing queries in your system. Please swing by.


  1. Christopher said,

    Hi Grant, thanks for the update where is this being held? Which country?

  2. scarydba said,

    It’s a virtual event. There are people presenting from all over. I’m in the US. Gail Shaw is in South Africa. I’m not sure where else everyone is from, but all over.

  3. Gail said,

    I’m not presenting at 2am your time, unless you’ve moved a long way west since I last heard, should be more like 4 or 5 am. Much more reasonable an hour, especially for a DBA ;-)

  4. scarydba said,

    Then I’ll be waking up when it’s about half over (assuming no server pages… knocking wood). But I might wake up a little early for that one.

  5. Gail said,

    It’s 10am GMT, midday my time. I don’t know what time zone you’re in, your session is at 2pm my time.

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