PASS Summit 2014 Announcements

Thomas LeBlanc, 2014-09-03

In case you do not receive the PASS connector, here are some announcements for this year’s summit on Nov 3rd – 7th.

Day 2 Keynote –  Dr. Rimma Nehme from Jim Gray’s System Lab

Apparently, Dr. Mehme is a Polybase and query optimization expert from Microsoft and she will be talking Cloud 101. I am not involved in the Cloud, YET, but I feel it coming. This might be a great opportunity to listen to what is coming down the pipes. Polybase is the Microsoft product for Big Data in the Cloud, so I am sure we are going to hear how MS is going to lead the way in this technology. There are no sessions during the Keynotes, so everybody should have time to attend these morning starters.

24 Hours of PASS

Last year, I was able to present during the Summit Preview Edition and have hosted many sessions over the years. This is a great event to showcase the up coming Summit. Did I mention these are FREE? The session have speakers from the 2014 Summit and are going to show what they will be presenting on at the Summit.

WIT luncheon speaker Kimberly Bryant

During the summit, there are special events continuously happening all through the 5 day summit (1st 2 days are pre-conference sessions and last 3 days are regular and half-day sessions). One was started as a Women In Technology (WIT), but has morphed into getting everybody involved with promoting careers in technology. This year must be a little different because previous years usually have a panel. Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code (BGC) has been selected as the luncheon speaker on the Nov 6th luncheon.

Featured Blog: “PASS Summit 2014 Speaker Idol Competition”

“PASS Summit is hosting its first Speaker Idol competition, a chance for 12 new speakers to improve their skills and win a slot at next year’s Summit. Are you ready to take the challenge?Read Denny Cherry’s post announcing the rules, and qualifications to join as a contestant.” Pass Connector

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