- SQL Saturday
- SQL Bits
- SQL Server Days
- Microsoft Ignite
- Dev Connections
- Other large event with a national or international reach
ContingencesIf a contestant drops out of the contest before the PASS Summit starts the organizer (Denny Cherry) will reach out to the next person on his list that wasn’t accepted and offer them an position in the contest. People will be offered spots in the competition until someone accepts. The organizer will NOT announce how many people if any turned down a spot in the competition. If a contestant drops out of the contest during the PASS Summit (for purposes of this clause “during the PASS Summit” is defined as from the time that Denny gets to Seattle, which will probably be Saturday or Sunday before the conference, until Friday afternoon) no changes to the lineup will be made. If a contestant wins their round and can not continue to the finals for any reason, the runner up from their round will be declared the winner of their round and will be moved to the finals. If a judge is not able to complete the competition they will not be replaced.
Other Idol RulesThe wild card winner will be selected by the judges at the end of the Friday morning round from the runners up from each round. If a winner is not able to compete in the finals, and the runner up is already speaking in the finals, the judges may consider all contestants from that round as eligible for the wildcard slot. Judges do not have to recuse themselves because a friend is in the competition. Judges are expected to be fair. You are responsible for your own travel to the PASS Summit to compete in this competition.
Presentation FormatYou may present your session in any format that you’d like. You can view the recordings from 2015 (the 2016 recordings current require that you purchased the recordings, I’m working on fixing that) via PASS TV.
Signing UpIn case you missed it above, the Sign Up Form is <- there. Stay tuned for announcements on the judges and the contestants. (Judges won’t be announced until after the PASS schedule is finalized as I need to see who’s available to be a judge.)
What’s Next?After you sign up, shortly after the sign up period closes, the applicants will be sifted through and the 12 contestants will be selected and emailed. They’ll have a short period of a couple of days to accept the invitation to compete. Once we have 12 “yeses” we’ll all get on the phone to talk though what you should expect, talk about what kinds of sessions you want to give, and get any questions answered from this years 12. That’ll give a few weeks for the 12 contestants to put together their slides for the speaker idol and prepare to give the best 5 minute sessions that they can. The post PASS Summit is back for 2017, and so is Speaker Idol appeared first on SQL Server with Mr. Denny.
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