SQLSaturday 649

Jacksonville, United States

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. This event will be held on Aug 12 2017 at The University of North Florida Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday Jacksonville!

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server and data professionals who want to learn how to elevate their careers to the next level. This is the 10th anniversary of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on August 12, 2017. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cost: FREE!!!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Building 51. Parking in Garage 38  near the baseball fields. 


Interactive map of the UNF campus with Building 51 highlighted

So what are you waiting for? Register today to be a part of SQL Saturday! #649!


Friday, August 11th Precons - $149 Each

A Day of Power BI: Designing Dashboard Solutions from Beginning to End

Session Details:

Designing dashboards is about far more than just developing visuals like charts, gauges, and maps. To start any Power BI project you must first define your source. This means not only connecting to your data but also applying business logic to cleanse your data as you import it. After importing your data sources you will then create a data model to build relationships between tables and write DAX calculations. Finally, you're ready to visualize the results and share with others! Learn all these things and more in this hands-on full day pre-con.  Topics will include:

·  Data Import Strategies

·  Designing Data Models

·  Building DAX Calculations

·  Designing Effective Reports

·  Deploying and Sharing Dashboards

·  Scheduling Data Refreshes


Devin Knight is the Training Director at Pragmatic works, overseeing workshops, boot camps, virtual training, webinars and corporate training programs. Devin is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) and has authored numerous technical publications, including the books Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer. He has been selected as a speaker for conferences like PASS, SQLSaturdays and Code Camps for many years, and is the President of the SQL Server user group in Jacksonville, Florida (JSSUG). 

Mitchell Pearson is a Business Intelligence Consultant and trainer for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also have experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things SQL Server.

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. Please ensure you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to purchase your parking pass.

A Day of Data Science: With SQL Server 2016/2017, Azure ML, Spark, Hadoop, & R

Session Details:

The world of data is changing.  It used to be enough to collect data and report off of it.  ‘Business’ people would make ‘business’ decisions based off of reports, historical experience, and their gut. ‘Business’ people may go into meetings and say things like, “We will change our business and stop doing A.  We used to do A, and we got profit!  Now we do A, and profit is down.  Therefore we stop doing A, and now we will do B!”  They may have data to back up their decision, they may not have data.  Sometimes they got it wrong, sometime they got it right.  One day someone figured out that they could use math and science to calculate the odds of making a good decision.  In Las Vegas they call it gambling, in the business world we call it Data Science.  Data Science is not some mysterious solution that fixes everything.  It is the process of using a series of calculations to make many micro-informed-decision.  This leads to informed decision making.  Those calculations are what we would call models, and they store the algorithm that we will use to calculate our odds.  There are many different ways to create, store, and utilize models.  In this pre-con we will discuss some of the architectures and ways this can be accomplished.  We will then focus on the newest advanced analytics capabilities in SQL Server and in R to discuss on premise architectures.  Including the advantages to storing data and models in SQL Server as well as how to use Predictive and Prescriptive analytics.  We will then end the day shifting our focus to the cloud with an end to end Lab focusing on Azure ML, Spark, Hadoop, Power BI, and Modern Applications. 

*Note to participate in the Lab you will need access to Microsoft Azure and an Azure account. 


Bradley Ball is currently a Premier Sr. Consultant for Microsoft on the PSfD Team, Premier Support for Developers.  He is a current Microsoft MVP Reconnect member and former MVP.  Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States, and is the former Data Platform Practice Manager for Pragmatic Works Consulting.  He has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for PASS SSUG’s across the US from California to Florida to New Hampshire, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQLBits 2015, TechReady 24, SQL Live 360 2012-2016, & the PASS Summit 2011-2015. He wrote Chapter 14 Page & Row Compression for PRO SQL Server 2012 Best Practices and he can be found blogging on the Deeper Insights blog on MSDN https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/deeperinsights/ or on http://www.sqlballs.com about anything else that interests him. 

**Special Notes**

You will also be required to buy a daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. Please ensure you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to purchase your parking pass.

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PASS SQLSaturdays are local events organized by PASS community members around the world. PASS is a not-for-profit association for data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform, offering interactive learning built by community and guided by trusted data experts.

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