Southern Fried F# Call For Speakers Closes Soon

If you are interested in submitting to Southern Fried F#, the call for speakers closes this Friday, February 15th. Submit your proposal for an F#-related talk soon!

Even if you aren’t interested in speaking, tickets are available. This is a free conference which will take place on Saturday, April 13th in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up and reserve your spot.


A Visit To China

As this post goes live, I will be in China. I have some blog posts scheduled so there should be some content coming up. Depending on whether I can get access while out there, I might throw in an update too.

In the meantime, you can constantly hit F5 while looking at my Instagram feed to see if I’ve uploaded any pictures.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Redmond

Full-Day Training Alert

I am presenting a full-day training on R entitled Enter the Tidyverse: R for the Data Professional on Friday, February 8th. Registration is still open for just a little bit longer, so sign up if you haven’t already.

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Redmond
Where: Microsoft Building 92, Redmond, Washington
When: Saturday, February 9th, all day
Admission is free. Sign up at the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

01:30 PM — 03:00 PM — Launching a Data Science Project: Cleaning is Half the Battle
03:15 PM — 04:15 PM — A Map to Success: Functional Programming for Database Developers

No link on the second one because it’s a brand new talk.

Upcoming Events: SQL Saturday Nashville

I’ve decided to do some quick blogging about upcoming events a few days out. I’ll keep doing this until I forget or the townspeople with pitchforks and torches storm my manor.

Key Details

What: SQL Saturday Nashville
Where: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
When: Saturday, January 12th, all day
Admission is free. Sign up at the SQL Saturday website.

What I’m Presenting

9:45 AM — 10:45 AM — Launching a Data Science Project: Cleaning is Half the Battle

R Training In Cleveland CANCELLED


Unfortunately, the R training has been cancelled due to venue limitations. I’ll still be at SQL Saturday Cleveland but will not be able to give my full-day training. To the tens of thousands of people (that estimate might be slightly high) who signed up, SQL Saturday Cleveland crew will be in touch. I’ve taken the link down from this page (and deleted the rest of the text just because) to make sure that nobody accidentally signs up.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

It’s been a busy few months, so I’m going to keep radio silent for a little while longer (though Curated SQL is going strong).  In the meantime, here’s where I’m going to be over the next month:

  1. On Saturday, May 19th, I’ll be in New York City for SQL Saturday NYC, where I’m going to do two presentations:  Using Kafka for Real-Time Data Ingestion with .NET and Much Ado About Hadoop.
  2. On Tuesday, May 22nd, I’ll be in Charlotte presenting for the Enterprise Developers Guild, giving a talk entitled A .NET Developer’s View of the OWASP Top 10.
  3. On Thursday, May 31st, I’m going to give a paid pre-con entitled Enter the Tidyverse for SQL Saturday Mexico.  Click the link for instructions on signing up.
  4. Then, on Saturday, June 2nd, I’ll be in Mexico City for SQL Saturday Mexico, where I will present two talks:  Data Cleansing with SQL and R and Working Effectively with Legacy SQL.
  5. On Thursday, June 7th, I will present my R for the SQL Server Developer talk to the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group.
  6. Then, on June 9th, I’m going to give 3 sessions at SQL Saturday South Florida.  Those talks are Eyes on the Prize, Much Ado About Hadoop, and APPLY Yourself.
  7. I’ll be in Houston, Texas on June 23rd for SQL Saturday Houston.  There’s no official confirmation on talk(s) just yet, but I can confirm that I’ll be there and will do at least one session.

I have a few more irons in the fire as well, but this wraps up my May and June.