Up until now I've been enjoying my first PASS Summit and doing my own light networking.
- At breakfast and lunch there's a sea of open tables. I've found it's fine to sit down and introduce yourself to strangers at a distance, share what you do, and maybe hand them a card so they can reach out if they want to.
- There was a nice networking afternoon at Top Pot doughnuts sponsored by MidnightDBA.
- And a night of networking dinners organised by Lisa Bohm.
These were all great. I'm a bit introverted but I love networking! There's no pressure on either side, you're all surrounded by co-workers or PASS buddies, and if you wanted to stand up and leave nobody would particularly notice unless you wanted them to. Easy.
Not so with this one specific speed networking session sponsored by Solarwinds: