Reflections of a Woman in Technology

“Geek” is the new cool

If you tell me I’m a geek or a nerd, I would most likely blush and take it as the greatest compliment ever.

Yes I am one …

Yes I am a geek.
Yes I am a nerd.

I can bore you with all the other things that I think are cool. You may disagree with me, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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PASS Summit Day 1 – Keynote, MCM, SQLPASSTV, ServiceBroker, BI Power Hour, MDX, Who Dunnit?

Just a heads up. Today I’ve seen the most impressive BI demos – ever! *jaw drop*

Key Note

My takeaways:

Atlanta, Denali, Crescent

The next version of SQL Server (code names Project Atlanta, “Denali”, and “Crescent”) – mostly about teradatas, column stores, and reporting and diagnosing from the cloud – will change the landscape of SQL Server.

And man, PowerPivot is everywhere!

You can now download the Denali CTP1 version from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a04f16f-f6be-4f92-9c92-f7e5677d91f9

My iPad cannot compete with trusty laptops and MacBooks, and the wireless during the keynote was essentially nonexistent. So I have to refer you to – ta da – Brent Ozar’s posts – for the lowdown of events:
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PASS Summit 2010 Day 0 – PreCon – ETL with SSIS

PASS has officially started. For the second year in a row, I am attending Brian Knight’s (blog | twitter) Pre Conference. And as usual, Brian Knight – this time with Patrick LeBlanc (blog | twitter) – have delivered. Hats off to them, for making the pre-con very very informative, yet very entertaining.

Notables

Here are some of my notables from the session:
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PASS Summit 2010 Day -1 – NoSQL, DBA Myths and Twitter

Yeah I know, my counting system is off. This is my weird counting plan, you just have to bear with me:

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Day -1 One day before official PASS week. Sunday.
Day 0 Pre Conference. Monday.
Day 1 Real Day 1. Tuesday.
After all, everyone is going to refer to this as Day 1 anyway. Best to be consistent.
Day 2 Real Day 2. Wednesday.
Day 3 Real Day 3. Thursday.
Day 4 Post Conference. Friday.

Day -1 Summary (read Day minus 1)

PASS has not officially started, but my adventure already started.

Got my official PASS Summit 2010 backpack swag. Woo hoo! What can I say, swags make me happy.

By this time I’ve already devoured through the PASS Summit 2010 Program Guide, the schedule, and Im halfway through the free SQLServer Magazine!
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