Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Charlotte

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Charlotte.
Where: 9025 University Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28262
When: Saturday, December 7th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

10:15 AM — 11:15 AM — Optimizing Backup Performance Using Data Science Techniques

This is a brand new talk that I’ve put together for SQL Saturday Charlotte.

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.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday NYC

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday New York City
Where: 11 Times Square, New York, New York, 10036
When: Saturday, October 5th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

10:15 AM — 11:15 AM — Approaching Zero
02:15 PM — 03:15 PM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase

This is the only SQL Saturday that I plan to do in October or November. I’d say “amazingly” except that there’s a good reason for this: conference season has begun in earnest.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Orlando

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Orlando
Where: Seminole State College of Florida, 100 Weldon Blvd Building UP, Sanford, FL 32773
When: Saturday, September 28th.
Admission is free. Register on the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

11:00 AM — 11:45 AM — Data Virtualization with PolyBase

There are three important notes around SQL Saturday Orlando:

  1. The session is only 45 minutes. That will be a little bit of a challenge to get enough across during that time frame, but it’s one I’ll meet.
  2. This is a rare SQL Saturday where I won’t be in on that Friday. Due to Open F#, I’ll arrive Saturday morning after overnight flights.
  3. This is SQL Saturday number 100 for me as a presenter. That’s a pretty hefty number and is good incentive for me not to miss my flights…