This years Summit was in Charlotte, NC. where NASCAR is deeply rooted. The view from S College St shows the welcome sign typical of the Summit.
I didn’t go to any of the pre-conference sessions this year mostly due to budgetary constraints.
Being my first time in Charlotte and having not done any research into the local culture, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall it was a great experience. I met some very cool people while I was out there and hope to keep in touch with them. My only gripe is that I didn’t win any of the raffle drawings!
David DeWitt was again on the roster for one of the keynote talks. His talk focused on the status of Hekaton (In-Memory OLTP). Pretty amazing stuff. You can check out the keynote and DeWitt’s talk on Hekaton via PASStv.