PASS Summit 2013 – my first PASS Summit experience

This summit was my first summit ever, and I
enjoyed the conference so much, Quality of presentations and session was high
as I expected that. I’ve met lots of MVPs, Speakers, Blog and Book Authors, and
SQL Server geeks that I knew online, but hadn’t chance to meet them in person.
I’ve met Andy Leonard, Todd McDermid, Jen Stirrup, Thomas LeBlanc, Brian
, Julie Koesmarno, Melissa Coates, Rafael Salas, and many other SQL Geeks
(If your name is not listed here, that is my memory’s fault, I apologize about
that). It was my pleasure to meet you all there.

I’ve been honored to speak a session about
SSIS with this title: SSIS Package Failed in Production; here’s How to
Troubleshoot. Thanks to all attendees of my session on 18th of
October. You can download session
materials on following link here:

There was a SQL Saturday right after the
summit, on 19th of October at Charlotte. Thanks for organizing such
a great event, special thanks to organizers of this event; Melissa Coates,
Rafael Salas, Jason Thomas, and Javier Guillen. I’ve been honoured to present a
session on my favourite topic: Inferred Dimension Member with SSIS and MDS
architecture. And audience seems to be happy about the demo and presentation.
Thanks for all attendees to my session. You can download session materials from

Hope to see all of you in future Summits
and SQL events around the world.

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for nine continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog:
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.

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