My story isn’t so much about quality as it is about quantity.
PASS Summit 2011 was my first time attending that most of awesome of events and I was a bright eyed noob. I had no idea what to expect and was already a bit overwhelmed with travel accommodations, light rail rides and hotel check-in. Walking into the Tuesday night welcome reception did nothing to ease the nerves.
At the reception was my first “score”, a blue umbrella. After the reception was casino night with SQLServerCentral.com…this yielded an iPod shuffle and a t-shirt. Two hours into the trip and I was already playing with house money.
Over the next three days, I had a pile of t-shirts, 2 hats, some rubber duckies, a new backpack, a flashlight, bouncy balls that lit up and more pens and note pads than Kinko’s. I nearly had to check an extra bag to haul all my booty home. My wife loved it ‘cuz I’m a “t-shirt and jeans” kind of guy….she wouldn’t have to buy me clothes for another year.
My favorite shirt was bright orange and in misaligned letters on the front read “Don’t be a tool…”. It’s still my go-to camisa for Saturdays around the house.
I’ll be attending this year’s Summit and am looking forward to more SWAG!
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