Month: September 2018

September 2018 – Using SQL in Azure Notebooks

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SQL Social: Australia’s Premier Data Networking Event!

Register Here!

When: 2018/09/11 From 5:45pm – 8:00pm

Where: The Governors Lounge, The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia

NOTE – FOR THIS EVENT WE ARE IN THE CELLS – GO THROUGH TO THE REAR OF THE MAIN BAR AREA

Cost: Free!

Food & Drinks will be provided.

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).

Networking

This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

Speaking

As we have mentioned at previous events, we want to encourage you to take your first steps as a new speaker. As an incentive, every speaker will receive a free 1 month PluralSight subscription as a thank you. We only need a short 10 minute or so session on any SQL Server related topic – from an interesting query technique to an overview of the functionality of a component. Contact us if you’d like to have a go.

This Month’s Speaker and Topic

Jon Searle – Using SQL in Azure Notebooks

Jon Searle

Jon has been in the data business for yonks. He is a strong lateral thinker, with solid data modelling skills. He has delivered projects in statistical databases, data warehousing, BI, and data analytics, across many industries.

Jon hones his skills in data modelling, engineering, analysis, and visualisation to solve complex technical challenges and represent data in such a way to promote clear understanding and effective decision making. He is particularly adept at designing solutions that serve immediate tactical needs while remaining aligned with the strategic vision.

Azure Notebooks is a free service for anyone to develop and run code in their browser using Jupyter. The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.

Notebooks provide a mechanism for communicating data finding, ideas and stories. It offers a public forum for presenting data analytics for education, communication, promenading, and other forms of data perambulating and consequently is fast becoming the data-geek slide-deck tool of choice.

In this session, Jon will give a basic show and tell about using SQL in Azure Notebooks. This will assume you don’t know what a notebook is, but perhaps you have used SQL before. It will not cover aspects of machine learning, data science, or other newfangled flashy things.

Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions, Quest and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

Lobsterpot Solutions:

LobsterPot Solutions™ is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.

LobsterPot Solutions is a company of firsts. When the Microsoft Partner Network went live, we were the first company in Australia to become a Gold Competency Partner, the first in the world to gain the Gold Competency in Business Intelligence. Since then we have become the first to have an APS / PDW trainer on staff, and have been involved in training other trainers in the region.

Quest:

At Quest, our purpose is to solve complex problems with simple solutions. We accomplish this with a philosophy focused on great products, great service and an overall goal of being simple to do business with. Our vision is to deliver technology that eliminates the need to choose between efficiency and effectiveness, which means you and your organization can spend less time on IT administration and more time on business innovation.

Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer Training

Pluralsight:

Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at pluralsight.com and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

See you there!

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