Bump n Grind – Jason and Colin

Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) and Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL) (and later the KJ) wooing everyone with Bump n Grind at PASS Summit 2012.

 

Originally posted 2013-03-07 10:00:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQL Karaoke is Approaching

As SQL Geeks all over the U.S. and beyond know, the PASS Summit is coming up in just a month and a half or so…. for many people, that means SQLKaraoke. It appears that for some, the countdown isn’t to the Summit itself, it’s to the networking, seeing friends, and sqlkaraoke. Of course, there is information galore, but there are also lots of awesome (and incredibly smart) people to hang out with too.

In reading through other peoples’ blogs, you will find that SQLKaraoke is a hightlight of the week. Here’s what Allen Kinsel(@sqlinsaneo) has to say about it.

Originally posted 2011-08-24 13:42:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Tik Tok – Colin and Jason –

Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) and Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL) kicking out the baby-making music with a little Wicked Game at PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-26 10:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Myths About SQL Karaoke

As the PASS Summit approaches, we are already getting excited for SQL Karaoke! Interestingly, some of the talk on twitter leads me to believe that there are many crazy rumors out there about what happens on #SQLKaraoke night. I want to assure you, this is a night for EVERYONE (well, except for children).

Here’s what I hear people saying about Karaoke night:

“But, I can’t sing!”

Believe me, hardly anyone there actually “can sing.” It’s all about having fun. If you want to sing, you can. If you don’t want to, you should still come. You will be entertained. No one is there to judge anyone else. In fact, as you will see, the crazier you are, the better – on stage and off! 😀

“But, I don’t drink”

While some people do drink (and drink a lot) during SQL Karaoke night, not everyone does. It’s definitely ok to do what you are comfortable with! We just want people to come and enjoy themselves. Whether they choose to drink alcohol or not, it doesn’t matter.

It’s such a late night!

SQL Karaoke does tend to end pretty late in the evening, or should I say early in the morning? That said, no one is forcing anyone to stay super late. We like to think that you will be having so much fun, that you will want to stay late. If you are someone who likes to go to bed early so you are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the keynote in the morning, feel free to leave when you want. If you do decide to stay out late one night, remember: the PASS Summit is in Seattle, there is a Starbucks on every corner (literally).

I don’t know how to get there!

The great news is this: almost every night, there will be a group of people sharing large cabs (I’m talking vans full of people) to Bush Garden. The more people sharing the cab fare, the better. There are also groups of people who will walk there to and from together. We all welcome anyone into the group, as we certainly don’t want anyone walking alone. It’s only about 3 miles away, but not all the neighborhoods are the greatest, especially not in the middle of the night. We never let anyone leave alone.

All in all, SQL Karaoke night (official and non) is a great time to hang out with a bunch of fun-loving Geeks. You should plan to check it out!

Originally posted 2012-08-29 08:30:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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We Can Do BI – Mark – Rockaraoke

Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql) throwing down a BI parody at the Pragmatic Works SQL Rockaroke event during  PASS Summit 2012.

For those looking for the lyrics to record their own rendition, here you go:

Mmmm Dddd Xxxx Dddd Aaaa Xxxx

B I

[spoken]

We’ll do BI if we want to
We can leave OLTP behind
And if we want to look into next week
We can even Data Mine

I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
We don’t just play with cubes
And with PowerPivot and SQL 2012
Tabular is great for noobs.
We’ll do BI

We’ll do BI if we want to
We can leave OLTP behind
And if we want to look into next week
We can even Data Mine

I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
We don’t just play with cubes
And with PowerPivot and SQL 2012
Tabular is great for noobs

We’ll do BI

We’ll make dashboards when we want to
With indicators and KPIs
And especially with that awesome Power View
We can even visualize

Say, with multiples and play axis
Power View is really great
I recommend you start learning it now
So you don’t COME to the party late.

I say, We can slice, We can dice
Everything’s under control
We can slice. We can dice
Security is managed with Roles
We can slice. We can dice
With cool time intelligence, too
We can slice. We can dice
Bringing insight to youououou

We’ll do BI
Yes, we’ll do BI
Yes, we’ll do BI

Mmmm Dddd Xxxx Dddd Aaaa Xxxx
B I

We’ll do BI if we want to
The future is really bright
As long as we use it, never gonna lose it
Everything’ll work out right
I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
Analytics will stick around
Taking data that’s raw, makin’ ya drop your jaw
Providing insights that are sound

I say, We can slice, We can dice
Everything’s under control
We can slice. We can dice
Security is managed with Roles
We can slice. We can dice
With cool time intelligence, too
We can slice. We can dice
Bringing insight to youououou

We’ll do BI x7

Originally posted 2013-02-14 10:00:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Karaoke Is Illogical

Karaoke is Logical

Is it really illogical?  It’s more logical than NoSQL, isn’t it?  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-14 10:00:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Your Song with Colin

If you’ve been wondering where the PASS Summit 2012 SQL Karaoke videos are, the wait is over.  Here’s Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) wooing the SQL folks with a little Your Song.

Originally posted 2013-01-24 10:00:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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One Week… Since PASS

It’s been a week since PASS ended and I’m still trying to figure out if I got any good videos (and then getting permission to post them).  In the mean time, here’s Doug Lane (Blog | @thedouglane) from last year.

Originally posted 2012-11-16 12:00:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Drink and Sing

Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-10-26 10:00:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQLKaraoke at the PASS Summit

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.

The Movement

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).

The Event

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.

Bush Garden
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.

Originally posted 2011-09-27 20:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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