The best thing I can tell you about the PASS Summit is my sleeping schedule since I’ve been home–on Saturday night I slept for about 11 hours, Sunday was more normal at 9, and then Monday night was big, with me going to bed at 8 and waking up around 7. So, now that I’m finally caught up with my sleep I can tell you a little more about the Summit.
I’ve been to other database conferences before, but this was my first trip to the PASS Summit, and I can tell you there is an energy and vibe there like no other. That and the learning is absolutely top notch–the people who write the books and the software are there, and eager to share what they know. I’m not going to recap bit by bit everything I went through, but I definitely learned something in every session I went to, I made a ton of great connections and all in all I had a blast.
There is no better learning, networking or fun value in all in of IT. The SQL Server community is a family, and really gets and understands the value of community, I didn’t have a meal by myself, and I spent so little time in my hotel room, I requested a discount. Do whatever it takes, but if you are a SQL Server professional, get yourself to Seattle in 2012.