While at the happy hour I had the fortune of meeting ladies that traveled quite a distance to be here this week. Susanne from the Netherlands is a Database Developer and is attending PASS Summit for the 5th time. Rosanna from the UK works for Redgate and is here for her first time! I also got to meet Randi who is an analyst right here in Seattle.
The Tap House was packed and there were well over 100 people
there for the WIT happy hour. It was truly an awesome time!
Next I moved onto the PASS Summit V.20 celebration which was fantastic! Great music, delicious food, lots of friends, and Star Wars! The photo ops were a great idea and the attendees had a lot of fun. It was a great way to celebrate 20 years of the Summit.
Finally I wrapped up my night at Denny Cherry's SQL Karaoke. I have to admit... I had a WAY better time than I expected. First, I was dead tired as I had been awake since 3:30am and the event didn't even start until 9:30pm. Also, I had been to this event at past Summits and the people signing up to sing Karaoke were amazing so it was more like an open mic concert and not really what you think when you hear the work 'karaoke'. This year did not follow suit! There was a wide range of talent last night and it was fantastic! Some folks were amazing, while others were amazingly bad (and that's great!). It's everything I would expect from a karaoke night and it's what makes it fun. I appreciate that people put themselves out there like that for the entertainment of us all. I had a great time and it was the perfect ending to another awesome day at the Summit.