SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Nov 17 2012 at K-Force, 1001 East Palm Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33605, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday #168 - Tampa BI Edition

SQLSaturday  BI Edition is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server and Business Intelligence. This event will be held Nov 17 2012 at  KForce offices located at 1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. We'll have 4 tracks: 
 2. Analysis: SSAS & PowerPivot
 3. Presentation: SSRS, Performance Point, SharePoint, Power View
 4. Miscellaneous: Professional Development, DBA, PowerShell, etc.

Please register soon as space is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Reserve your spot by registering now! REGISTER HERE

In addition to the free SQL Saturday event we will host two all-day pre-cons on Thursday November 15th and Friday November 16th. The pre-cons will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ybor City. Lunch and coffee-breaks will be provided. See details below..

 Pre-con #1: End-to-end Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing with SQL Server

Early Bird Special: $99 until September 30th, 2012 (Regular $120)

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This full-day workshop aims to provide attendees with conceptual knowledge and practical skills to design and develop a multidimensional Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solution. We will do an intro to Kimball style (star schema) data warehouse database modeling, covering concepts like slowly-changing dimensions Type 0,1,2,3,4 & 6, role-playing dimensions, attributes, facts, measures, hierarchies, parent-child relationships, etc. Attendees will learn how to develop SSIS Packages to load a data warehouse, Analysis Services Cubes & basic MDX, Reporting Services reports and Performance Point dashboards. In addition, attendees will learn how to implement self-service BI using PowerPivot and Power View. 

This is a hands-on workshop with group and individual labs. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops with installed software. A download with lab material and installation requirements will be provided in advanced.

This is a great intro session to get you started as a BI developer!

Jose Chinchilla, MCITP, is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Business Intelligence Architect, President of Agile Bay, Inc. a full-service IT consulting firm specializing in BI and Data Warehousing. Jose has developed expertise developing Data Warehouses, OLAP Cubes, Master Data Management and Data Quality frameworks, Performance Point dashboards and self-service BI models using the SQL Server and SharePoint. He is also the current president of the Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group and PASS Regional Mentor for the Greater Southeast.

Blog: http://www.sqljoe.com


Pre-con #2: Fundamentals of Scientific Data Mining with SQL Server and Excel

Early Bird Special: $99 until September 30th, 2012 (Regular $120

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SQL Server 2012 provides enterprise-level data mining technology, ranging from supporting individual analysts through scalable server solutions.  This one-day seminar provides an overview of SQL Server Data Mining within the context of applied practice of the scientific method.  The course instructor brings his past experience in not only consulting but also from teaching statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level (Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Phoenix).   The overall goal is to explain data mining in a scientifically accurate way while making the technology practically accessible and even fun.


  • Provide a fundamental scientific framework for data mining
  • Demonstrate the technology with the fundamental Microsoft data mining interfaces
  • Provide strategy secrets for implementing enterprise-level SQL Server 2012 data mining 

Mark Tabladillo (MVP, SAS Expert) promotes insights from data mining, predictive analytics and business intelligence to make actionable decisions.  Mark has been a speaker at major conferences like Predictive Analytics World, SAS Global Forum, and Microsoft’s TechEd.  Mark also has taught statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level (Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Phoenix).  Mark has been an information technology professional since 1998, and provides consulting and training at companies across the United States and around the world. 

Mark shares his thoughts on his data mining blog at http://marktab.net and tweets @marktabnet

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