Welcome to SQLSaturday Chattanooga
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to Saturday's event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. The Friday pre-conferences below are not free but are inexpensive and offer in-depth training. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. This year's event will be held at UTChattanooga's EMCS building. Check out our Facebook page for information about chapter meetings and other events.
PRE-CONFERENCE Friday 6/24
A Day of Data Warehousing using Microsoft Azure
SQL Server MVPs and blogging team Audrey Hammonds and Julie Smith of DataChix.com offer a training day chock full of data warehouse, ETL, and business intelligence goodness with a strong hint of Cloud. Audrey will take you on a guided tour of Data Warehouse modeling options with an emphasis on converting transactional models into Dimension and Fact tables. Audrey will also demonstrate and explain the reasons why sometimes you might want to not do any transforms and just dump all of your data into a “Data Lake.” Julie will guide you through loading your source data using data integration tools like SSIS or Azure Data Factory. Finally, they'll show you how to deliver the data to users with Power BI... making your business intelligent.
Presented by Julie Smith and Audrey Hammonds
Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over a decade using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000-2014. She has built and designed increasingly complex BI solutions for organizations in Finance, Compliance, and Legal. She is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Innovative Architects, in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Audrey Hammonds is a database developer, blogger, presenter, and writer. Fifteen years ago, she volunteered to join a newly formed database team so that she could stop writing COBOL. (And she never wrote COBOL again) Audrey is convinced that the world would be a better place if people would stop, relax, enjoy the view, and normalize their data. She’s the wife of Jeremy, Mom of Chase and Gavin, and adoptive mother to her cats Bela, Elmindreda, and Aviendha. She blogs at http://datachix.com and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.