EligibilityYou must have spoken at one of the following events (in a format other than a lighting talk, where your session had at least 30 minutes of content delivered by you):
- 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 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 last years recordings 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 for the sessions.) Thanks, Denny The post PASS Summit Speaker Idol 2016 Is a Go! appeared first on SQL Server with Mr. Denny.
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