It’s just two more weeks until the PASS Summit. If you’ve been living under a box, you might not have heard about SQL Karaoke. So, if that’s you, let’s break it all down.
A few years back Kathi Kellenberger (Blog | @auntkathi) took Thomas LaRock (Blog | @SQLRockstar) out for a little karaoke. There were probably others there too, but those two were at the beginning. Karaoke always involves singing, some good and some bad (duh). Usually drinks are involved too. The drinking and singing (of questionable quality) inspired others to join. SQLKaraoke was born.
Now whenever people get together at SQL events, and there is a little karaoke, we call it SQLKaraoke. During some of these events, people have recorded the songs and jotted down notes on the occurrence. That’s where this site comes in, seeing a need to collect this stuff for posterity (mild embarrassment). Www.sqlkaraoke.com is a place to collect what has transpired (provided people approve their videos).
At the PASS Summit there is always an official SQLKaraoke night. This helps people know when the best and the worst of humanity can be found at PASS. This year, SQLKaraoke is on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 PM.
As it has been for the past few years, SQLKaraoke is happening at Bush Gardens.
614 Maynard Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98104
This quaint establishment features a great KJ and good drinks. The place is small so come early and reserve yourself a seat. By 10 PM, expect the establishment to be standing room only. The KJ also works for tips, so please be as gracious to him as he’s going to be to us.
As has happened the last couple years, the master of ceremonies for SQLKaraoke will be Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny). Really all that means is he’s running the train, which means saying, “Let’s go!” loudly, to get people down to Bush Gardens. As an added bonus, Denny has arranged to get two drink sponsors for the event. The companies NEC and Genesis Hosting Solutions have offered to open the bar to those that have SQLKaraoke wristbands. For information on obtaining a wristband, that falls into Denny’s lap – he’s the gatekeeper.
The drink wristbands have no effect on being able to get into Bush Gardens, they only bestow special drinking privileges for the night.
The Also Happening
SQLKaraoke isn’t just a one time event at the PASS Summit. If you miss the first day, there will inevitably be opportunities to join in on nights before and after the official event. Don’t be afraid to join. Throw up the hashtag like a gang sign and find out who is with you.