NOT Attending SQLPASS. But I am Going to Seattle

Nov 3, 2010   //   by Rob Drysdale   //   Blog, Fun, Travel  //  3 Comments

In less than 2 days we’re heading off to the airport to start the trek to Seattle.  Truth be told, I don’t really want to fly to the West Coast again, but I’m really looking forward to being there.  You see, the PASS Summit is next week and @datachick is attending and speaking.  I’m not a SQL person so it didn’t make sense for me to attend.  There are other conferences for me to attend and speak at, but I’m passing on this one (no pun intended).

Even though I’m not attending, there are a lot of great people attending that I’ve met in person and even more that I talk to/follow/stalk on Twitter.  I want to be able to get together with people and network and have a great time with everyone so I’m hitching a ride with Karen.  I find that at conferences and events like this it is just as much the networking and socializing as it is the conference itself.  In fact, I learn a lot about what’s happening in IT, business, and the world by just talking to people from all over.  So, I’ll be hanging around the conference and “extra-curricular” events (I’m already signed up for 3) to socialize and soak up the atmosphere and knowledge of all these great people.

And while everyone is in their sessions during the day, I’ll be out exploring (and Tweeting about) all there is to see and do in Seattle as I’ve never had a chance to do it before.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next week and if you see the silly looking Canadian that looks a little lost, say Hi and I’ll say Hi back and we’ll take it from there.

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