Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group

Welcome to the Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group

The Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (JSSUG) was founded by Brian Knight in January 2003, creating a community for database developers and administrators in the Jacksonville area. The goal of JSSUG is to share knowledge, best practices, and network. Today, it is a community focusing on development, administration, and business intelligence. Free meetings are open to the public every month. Meetings include presentations, technology announcements, local job opportunities, and quick brainstorming/guidance for users experiencing difficulty. An after event for additional networking, shop talk, and users desiring more detailed guidance for specific challenges is available following the meeting.

Welcome

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:20 - General Q&A session & Announcements 6:20 - 7:30 - Presentation(s) 7:30 - 7:45 - Door prizes and Question & Answer session 7:45-Whenever - Social time

 **NEW Location**Address:

Keiser University 
6430 Southpoint Pkwy #100
Jacksonville, FL 32216

If you have any questions, please feel free to email: Jeff Taylor at jeff@reviewmydb.com. 

Next Meeting

Friday,

May

04

PreCon – How to Make Your DW Relevant w Data Science – Brad Ball & Josh Luedeman

Session Details:

When new things come along you don’t want to abandon what works. You need to learn, adapt, and integrate the new while maintaining the old. In this interactive full day session we will work through three different scenarios. The first helps us answer the question, What is the best day of the week to see your favorite Baseball team play if you want to see them win? The second is, Does the social media sentiment on Twitter indicate if a new movie will succeed or fail at the box office? The third is how do I collect historical social media information for trend analysis? We will answer one question using entirely on-premises solutions SQL Server 2017, in-database R, Polybase, Hadoop Storage, and Power BI Report Server. We will answer the other questions using the cloud, Python, Logic Apps, SQL DB, Power BI. All of these techniques teach you how to find, consume, store, and visualize data in a way that makes your data warehouse relevant again.

Speakers:

Brad Ball is currently a Premier Sr. Consultant for Microsoft on the DASA Team, Development Advisory Services for Azure. He is a current Microsoft MVP Reconnect member and former MVP. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States, and is the former Data Platform Practice Manager for Pragmatic Works Consulting. He has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for PASS SSUG’s across the US from California to Florida to New Hampshire, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQLBits 2015, TechReady 24, SQL Live 360 2011-2016, & the PASS Summit 2011-2015. He wrote Chapter 14 Page & Row Compression for PRO SQL Server 2012 Best Practices and he can be found blogging on the Deeper Insights blog on MSDN https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/deeperinsights/ or on http://www.sqlballs.com about anything else that interests him.

Josh Luedeman is a Senior Consultant DASA, Development Advisory Services for Azure, at Microsoft, focusing on Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Cloud Architecture. He is a regular speaker at Professional Association of SQL Server(PASS) events, Code on the Beach, the PASS Summit, and other IT conferences. He is also a co-leader of the PASS Big Data Virtual Chapter and OPASS (Orlando PASS Chapter). He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Software Development.

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. Please ensure you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to purchase your parking pass.

Featured Presentation:

PreCon – How to Make Your DW Relevant w Data Science

Bradley Ball, Sr. Azure Engineer Microsoft

When new things come along you don’t want to abandon what works. You need to learn, adapt, and integrate the new while maintaining the old. In this interactive full day session we will work through three different scenarios. The first helps us answer the question, What is the best day of the week to see your favorite Baseball team play if you want to see them win? The second is, Does the social media sentiment on Twitter indicate if a new movie will succeed or fail at the box office? The third is how do I collect historical social media information for trend analysis? We will answer one question using entirely on-premises solutions SQL Server 2017, in-database R, Polybase, Hadoop Storage, and Power BI Report Server. We will answer the other questions using the cloud, Python, Logic Apps, SQL DB, Power BI. All of these techniques teach you how to find, consume, store, and visualize data in a way that makes your data warehouse relevant again.

About Bradley:
Bradley Ball is a Sr. Azure Engineer for Microsoft, and former Data Platform MVP. During his IT career Bradley has spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States, and the former Data Platform Practice Manager for Pragmatic Works Consulting. He has presented at SQL Saturdays, SSUG's, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQLBits, SQL Live 360, and the PASS Summit. Bradley can be found blogging on http://www.SQLBalls.com

PreCon – How to Make Your DW Relevant w Data Science

Josh Luedeman, Premier Developer Sr Consultant Microsoft

When new things come along you don’t want to abandon what works. You need to learn, adapt, and integrate the new while maintaining the old. In this interactive full day session we will work through three different scenarios. The first helps us answer the question, What is the best day of the week to see your favorite Baseball team play if you want to see them win? The second is, Does the social media sentiment on Twitter indicate if a new movie will succeed or fail at the box office? The third is how do I collect historical social media information for trend analysis? We will answer one question using entirely on-premises solutions SQL Server 2017, in-database R, Polybase, Hadoop Storage, and Power BI Report Server. We will answer the other questions using the cloud, Python, Logic Apps, SQL DB, Power BI. All of these techniques teach you how to find, consume, store, and visualize data in a way that makes your data warehouse relevant again.

About Josh:
Josh is a Sr FastTrack Engineer with the FastTrack team in the Azure Engineering Group at Microsoft. Josh focuses on Microsoft's Cloud Scale Analytics Solutions in Azure using products like HDInsight, Data Lake, Data Factory, and DataBricks. He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Software Development.

  

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