Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Baton Rouge

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Baton Rouge
Where: LSU College of Business, 501 S. Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.
When: Saturday, August 17th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

09:15 AM — 10:15 AM — A Map to Success
10:30 AM — 11:30 AM — Approaching Zero

Baton Rouge is one event I’ve wanted to go to for years, but there was always something else—Louisville, Indianapolis, or some other event. This year, I decided to go for it and take a trip into Louisiana in mid-August because that’s the best time of the year to visit.

For attendees, these are two new talks, both created in the past few months. They should be in for a treat.


Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Louisville

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Louisville
Where: University of Louisville, Founders Union, 450 N Whittington Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky
When: Saturday, August 3rd.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

09:30 AM — 10:30 AM — Launching a Data Science Project

I’ve had the good fortune to be in Louisville several times for SQL Saturdays and Derbycon before that. This year, the SQL Saturday is at a new venue. Unlike earlier this year at Madison, I checked beforehand…

Where’s Poochy?

So there I was, working on my series on ML.NET, when someone hit me with a blackjack and I woke up a month later with a throbbing headache and lack of blog content.

At least, that’s the excuse I’m going with. Forthwith is a quick update on what’s happening.

Upcoming Events

I’ll have individual blog posts, but here’s what I’m cleared to talk about now:

  • SQL Saturday Louisville on Saturday, August 3rd.
  • TriPASS advanced DBA meeting on Tuesday, August 13th. I’m going to dive into PolyBase in SQL Server 2019.
  • SQL Saturday Baton Rouge on Saturday, August 17th.
  • Music City Tech in Nashville, September 5th through the 7th.
  • DBA Fundamentals Down Under on September 9th.
  • Open F# in San Francisco, September 25th through 27th.
  • Data Relay in England, October 7th through 11th.
  • NDC Sydney, October 14th through 18th.
  • PASS Summit Pre-Con, November 4th.
  • PASS Summit, November 5th through 8th.
  • Live! 360 in Orlando, November 17th through 22nd.

There are a few other events which I can’t announce just yet, but this part of the scheduled is firmed up.

Triangle SQL Server User Group Update

Two things of interest (which I’m blabbing about here before sending out an official notice to the group). First, thanks to Tom Norman (t | b), we are well on our way to non-profit status. We’ve incorporated in North Carolina as TriPASS and are working through the non-profit process. By “we” I mostly mean Tom. Delegation is the best.

Second, we are toying with streaming. After seeing Santosh Hari’s blog post on streaming user group meetings on the cheap, I decided to give it a try, particularly because some of the equipment was on sale during Prime Day(s). We’ll be streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/TriangleSSUG, so give us a follow.

Upcoming Blogging

Over the next six weeks or so, I plan to get back on the blogging horse. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Finishing up the ML.NET series. I’m so close, yet so far.
  • More on PolyBase Revealed. Draft 1 is close to completion and I want to talk more about new external data sources and fun stuff I’ve learned.
  • Lessons learned in TriPASS streaming.
  • Lessons learned from putting an F# project into production.

Stay tuned and hope I don’t get blackjacked again.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Albany Pre-Con

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Albany Pre-Con
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Albany / SUNY Area, 1389 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
When: Friday, July 19th.
Admission is $150. Register on Eventbrite.

What I’m Presenting

08:30 AM — 05:00 PM — R for the Data Professional

This is my full-day R training under a slightly different name. Over the course of the day, we will cover a broad swath of the R ecosystem, giving you a general familiarity and setting you up to learn more. We will also spend a considerable amount of time covering scenarios specific to database administrators and other data platform specialists who might think that R is just for data scientists.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Cork

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Cork
Where: University College Cork, Western Gateway, Western Road, Cork, Cork, County Cork, T12 XF62, Ireland
When: Saturday, June 29th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

09:30 AM — 10:30 AM — Launching a Data Science Project

This will be my first visit to Ireland, so something to which I’m quite looking forward. If I’m lucky, Andrew Pruski will help me find a good burrito place.

Upcoming Events: Datagrillen

Key Details

What: Datagrillen
Where: Kaiserstraße 10b, 49809 Lingen (Ems), Germany
When: Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st.
Tickets appear not to be available any longer.

What I’m Presenting

01:15 PM — 02:30 PM, Thursday — Approaching Zero

I have a full series put together on the topic, all for this presentation. This will be my first time at Datagrillen (nee SQLgrillen) but I’ve heard great things about it. Sadly, it looks like my SC Freiburg jersey won’t arrive in time for me to bring it, so I’ll need to show my regional biases some other way.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Columbus

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Columbus
Where: Roush Hall, Otterbein University, 27 S. Grove Street, Columbus, OH 43081
When: Saturday, June 8th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

02:15 PM — 03:15 PM — Classification with Naive Bayes

This went over well in SQL Saturday Jacksonville, so I’m hopeful that it will go over well in Columbus too. That’s why I don’t mention that there will be math until people are actually in the room and committed to the session.