Last week, the latest iteration of "24 Hours of PASS" was held. It was "Different" for me. Why? Because I was not an active participant on the days of the event other than being an attendee. I was involved in some aspects of the planning for the event when deciding the theme and format, etc. I was on many calls and email threads for the planning of this event. I did the moderator/speaker training a few weeks prior to the event. But on the days that the event was actually held, I was not on pins and needles worrying about logistics. Tom LaRock, HQ, and the team of moderators did a great job of execution. I attended as many sessions as I could. The Moderators seemed to be well prepared and the speakers focused on delivering the content. In my view, this went very well.
With the theme of "Women in Technology" for this 24hop, PASS was able to showcase a positive force within the SQL Community. The WIT luncheon at the PASS Community Summit keeps growing in popularity/attendance year after year. The WIT Virtual Chapter continues this positive vibe throughout the year - http://wit.sqlpass.org/.
I enjoyed reading the "Twitter Stream" about #24hop. I do not have numbers yet, but every session had at least 200-300 attendees and several topped 750! Wow!
Each session was recorded and will be available for replay shortly. Keep checking www.sqlpass.org for replay availability.
A BIG "Thank You" goes out to the Speakers and Moderators who helped to make this latest edition of 24hop a success. I enjoyed it immensely.