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Halloween 2017

By Steve Jones,

It's Halloween, and I'm at the PASS Summit. In all the years I've attended the annual event, I don't remember it being on Halloween, especially since that has been a holiday that I've spent with my children. I know quite a few people aren't attending the Summit this year with the scheduling and their own kids. However, for me, I'm about done. My youngest is 16, and unlikely to want to spend the holiday with Dad.

Halloween should also have some special meaning for data people, after all, we have a Halloween Problem in our systems that must be dealt with. Fortunately, the platform protects us, and if you want to know more, read Paul White's series. It's educational, informative, and interesting. Plus, who knows when someone might interview and decide to bring up the issue to see if they can stump you. If you want something that's perhaps a bit more fun, check out a few of Jason Brimhall's Halloween posts.

I don't know how celebratory the rest of the world is on Halloween, but it can be quite fun here in the US. I won't have a costume tonight, but I'm looking forward to seeing how all the data professionals look at tonight's opening reception. I'll take lots of pictures, and post them on my blog.

Happy Halloween.

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