We’re coming up on a great time of year again, for SQL database geeks. The PASS Summit. I’ll leave off talking about the Summit itself for another post. Suffice to say that the PASS Summit is one of the greatest database learning/networking geek events of the year. At this, and other SQL events (SQLSaturday and such), there are often a few of us that enjoy photography. So we try to arrange some time to meet and go for a #sqlPhotowalk. What is a SQL Photo Walk, you might ask? Well, simply put, it’s an excursion (from an hour to an all-day trip) for SQL database people to get together and socialize while taking some pictures. The basic parameters for our photowalks are:
- No skill level is required. First time out or a 40 year veteran photojournalist, all are welcome.
- No, you don’t need a fancy camera. Whether you have a pinhole, film, cell phone or the latest DSLR, they’re all ok to us.
- You can stay as long as you want. Everyone has additional commitments at SQL events. So some people leave early, some come late, and others are there the whole time.
- Wear comfortable shoes. We are walking around, often on uneven, unpaved surfaces. So bring footwear that is appropriate to the location and time of year.
It’s not a requirement, but many people will be posting some of their photos to social media and various websites. You don’t have to share your photos, but be prepared for people to ask. For those who are on Twitter, use the hashtag #sqlPhotowalk share your pictures and see what others are sharing with you.
Again this about enjoying the company of other #sqlfamily and seeing the world around you.
Previous Photo Walks
Here are some of our previous walks:
- 2016 PASS Summit Photo Walk
- 2014 SQL Photo Walk (Doug Purnell)
- 2015 Photowalking at the PASS Summit (Pat Wright)
- SQL photo walk Seattle WA 2015 (Slava Murygin)