I've created that blog to post some interesting SQL Solutions, but it happens that I mostly post pictures from SQL events.
This time it is from SQL Saturday #250 in Pittsburgh, PA
Sorry, not a lot of comments, but people who were there know what was going on.
This time the Event was hosted by ITT Technical Institute:
That was amazing. I came pretty early, but parking lot neat facility was already full.
I came 7:30 A.M. and it happens that I was late!!! Almost everybody already were there.
I do not remember seeing that on any other SQL Saturday. It tells me that Pittsburgh wanted that event and people were starving for it.
Last preparations before the opening
The largest auditorium can not host all attendees
Almost all sponsors are already set their tables
All little goodies are ready for pickup
First meeting with potential customer
Last moment preparations
Opening remarks by Gina Walters
Because of crowdness of the main auditorium opening was broadcasted to other rooms.
Last coffee before the beginning
Keynote from Rick Heiges
He told about his way to PASS and describe SQL comunity
He also mentioned three key features of new SQL Server 2014
Sorry do not know all presenters.
Caught Mahdu Kudaravalli starting her presentation about becoming a DBA
My first session was with Kevin Goff. Multidimensional OLAP vs Tabular model. It looks like Kevin in favor of old OLAP and he proves his position.
Some attendees try to reconsider their choice
Sometimes sponsors get very tough questions
My second session was with Kevin Boles. Very interesting demonstration of SQL hacking.
I wish there were .NET devs in the auditorium to scare them.
Presenters in their room
Michael John tells about how to catch queries.
Tim Radney ready to do a presentation about Backups and Recovery
William Wolf with his presentation of Fundamentals of Querying
Tim Radney presenting his second session about TempDB
Presenters' room from inside
Confio lunch presentation. Presentation in Pennsylvania was impacted by flooding in Colorado. We couldn't see all Confio capabilities in action.
A lot of people were interested by sponsors presentations
Other enjoined their meal outside. Such a beautiful day was sacrificed for SQL learning and it was worth it.
Lunch time is good to visit sponsors' tables
Or just enjoy the weather outside.
Katie Vetter ready to present Fundamentals of Reporting
Reed Powell tells about going through Technical Interview
My last session with Mike Hays about troubleshooting TCP/IP connectivity off SQL Server.
Sorry, I was little bit late for Closing Ceremony
Crowd of volunteers again.
That was defensively very memorable event.
So, say goodbye to Pittsburgh and say Hi to Charlotte, NC.
Hope to see many familiar faces on PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte.