Howdy – Quick Post. I wanted to let folks know more about the times for the PASS Prayer post I wrote last week and then just talk about where I’ll be. There are a LOT of people I want to say hello to that I’ve met last year or at a SQL Saturday. There are also a lot of people I have not yet met and am really looking forward to it. I also want to hit more sessions this year. We’ll see how it all works out.
PASS Prayer Times
Looking at the breakfast schedule and the keynote schedule, I am thinking that if we meet in the lobby sometime between 6:15 and 7:15 we should be good to go and still have time for breakfast and making the keynote presentations. Breakfast goes from 7-8 on Tue-Thurs. So let’s say this: I will be in the lobby each morning by 6:30 at the Sheraton. I’ll either be doing some reading, napping or praying. If you want to join us for prayer and you can get to the lobby sometime after 6:30 and before 7:00I can guarantee you at least I will be there. I may even stay until 7:15 or 7:20 before walking over for a quick free breakfast. Unless you want to meet up early and walk to grab something different for breakfast after prayer. This is for Tues,Weds and Thurs. I will be in town on Monday and actually have nothing serious going on through most of the day so if you want to do something on Monday, shoot me a note and we can hang out, grab a bite for lunch or go for a walk through Seattle.
Birds of a Feather Lunch
I am helping organize this and I’ll be down in the lunch area on Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:15 helping keep that flowing properly. The final schedule is here. I blogged about what this event is like here.
Since I am a chapter leader this year with the Seacoast SQL Server Users Group, I’ll be at the Meet the chapters lunch sitting in the New England/Northeast area representing our chapter. Live in the region? Go to the User Group? Come on out and hang out and eat lunch with others from the area. See some familiar faces. More details here.
The keynotes this year will be live streamed so you can listen to those of us who will be at the bloggers table at the Keynote presentations, or you can just listen yourself. More details on that here. Either way, I will be blogging about the Key note. I don’t know if it will be “live blogging” in someway or if I will just blog about what interested me at the Keynote for publish immediately after or later that day. You’l find out on Tuesday morning. You can subscribe to my feed to get those posts.
When it comes to Sushi in Seattle, I don’t think it gets any better than Shiro’s. (Try his take on the Hawaiian dish, Poke, it is an amazing apettizer). The pieces are incredibly fresh, tasty and cut expertly. That atmosphere is fun. It is a bit expensive, but well worth it. I went there by myself on my first trip in ’06 and last year I got a great group of folks to head down. Some of the same faces and some new ones are coming this year. Because of vendor parties, Microsoft Appreciation event, etc. We’ll probably sneak down a bit on the early side (6ish perhaps). Interested? Let me know ASAP, I am going to try and call for reservations this time. It is a quick walk or a cheap taxi ride from the Convention center area. Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail/tweet.
Going to a mini conference thing with a group of folks. Before I am going to church with Yanni Robel and family. After, I am going to hit Mars Hill in Seattle for an evening service, hopefully.
I have a couple meetings related to volunteer things, I believe but mostly, this Monday is going to be a quiet, get to know Seattle, do some thinking kind of day unless you are in town and want to have some lunch or do something then it will be time to meet some folks from the community and still have some quiet time.
The rest of the week is a whirl-wind that goes by too quickly filled with lots of little things I probably forgot including a ton of sessions and learning – the main reason I will be there. Can’t