Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Nashville

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Nashville.
Where: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37132
When: Saturday, January 18th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase

The first SQL Saturday of the year is Nashville, and it just snuck up on me. It’s always a great way to start a new year.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday DC

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Washington DC.
Where: The Microsoft Technology Center, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 20815
When: Saturday, December 14th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

08:20 AM — 09:35 AM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase

The last SQL Saturday of the year is Washington DC’s and I was able to sneak onto the agenda.

Upcoming Events: Live! 360

Key Details

What: Live! 360 Orlando
Where: Orlando Royal Pacific Resort at Universal, Orlando, FL
When: Tuesday, November 19th through Thursday, November 21st.

Tickets are still available for purchase.

What I’m Presenting

Wednesday, 8:00 AM — 9:15 AM — Getting Started with Apache Spark
Wednesday, 9:30 AM — 10:45 AM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase
Thursday, 9:30 AM — 10:45 AM — Launching a Data Science Project
Thursday, 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM — Panel discussion: AI — For Data Scientists or Developers?

They’re going to keep me busy in Orlando and I love it.

Upcoming Events: PASS Summit

Key Details

What: PASS Summit
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
When: Wednesday, November 6th through Friday, November 8th.

What I’m Presenting

Wednesday, 4:45 PM — 6 PM — SQL Server Machine Learning Services in Production

With SQL Server 2019 having been released this week, I’ve shifted my presentation to focus more on 2019 than prior versions, especially around package installation and management. But there’s still plenty of information for people running 2016 and 2017.

Upcoming Events: NDC Sydney

Key Details

What: NDC Sydney
Where: 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
When: Wednesday, October 16th through Friday, October 18th.
Tickets are still available on the NDC website.

What I’m Presenting

Thursday, 10:20 AM — 11:20 AM — Getting Started with Apache Spark

I intend to revise this talk a little bit and focus a little more on Databricks. Having spent a lot of time in Azure Databricks this summer, I think I’m going to include a bit more in Databricks and less in self-run Spark than before.

Upcoming Events: Data Relay

Key Details

What: Data Relay
Where: Five cities in England!
When: Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 11th.
Admission is free. Register on the Data Relay website.

What I’m Presenting

All five events — Eyes on the Prize

I might have one extra talk for one of the days, but it’s not officially on the schedule so mum’s the word.

This is my first Data Relay, and I expect to be utterly exhausted after presenting in Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Bristol.