SQLSaturday 759

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 May 05 2018 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 11th year of SQL Saturday in Jacksonville and will be held on May 5, 2018. 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, May 5, 2018

Cost: FREE!!!

Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Building 51 and Building 3. Parking in Garage 38 near the baseball fields. 



Interactive map of the UNF campus with Building 51 highlighted


Interactive map of the UNF campus with Building 3 highlighted

So what are you waiting for? Register today to be a part of SQL Saturday! #759!


Friday, May 4th Precons - $149 Each

PreCon - How Movie Sentiment & Baseball Make Your DW Relevant - Bradly Ball & Josh Luedeman

Session Details:

When new things come along you don’t want to abandon what works. You need to learn, adapt, and integrate the new while maintaining the old. In this interactive full day session we will work through three different scenarios. The first helps us answer the question, What is the best day of the week to see your favorite Baseball team play if you want to see them win? The second is, Does the social media sentiment on Twitter indicate if a new movie will succeed or fail at the box office? The third is how do I collect historical social media information for trend analysis? We will answer one question using entirely on-premises solutions SQL Server 2017, in-database R, Polybase, Hadoop Storage, and Power BI Report Server. We will answer the other questions using the cloud, Python, Logic Apps, SQL DB, Power BI. All of these techniques teach you how to find, consume, store, and visualize data in a way that makes your data warehouse relevant again.


Bradley Ball is currently a Premier Sr. Consultant for Microsoft on the DASA Team, Development Advisory Services for Azure. 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 2011-2016, & 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.

Josh Luedeman is a Senior Consultant DASA, Development Advisory Services for Azure, at Microsoft, focusing on Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Cloud Architecture. He is a regular speaker at Professional Association of SQL Server(PASS) events, Code on the Beach, the PASS Summit, and other IT conferences. He is also a co-leader of the PASS Big Data Virtual Chapter and OPASS (Orlando PASS Chapter). He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Software Development.

**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.


PreCon: Advanced Power BI Workshop - Devin Knight & Mitchell Pearson

Session Details:

Understanding the basics of Power BI can only get you so far. There are many lesser known advanced features within the tool that can take your Power BI knowledge to the next level. This course explores those features. Starting with how the languages of R and M can be used to extend the standard data extraction and transformation capabilities of Power BI. You will then understand complex data modeling scenarios and how Power BI can overcome them. Lastly, you will learn about several advanced data visualization techniques that can take your reports and dashboards beyond the basics. Topics will include:

· R Integration

· M Query

· Advanced Data Modeling

· Query Folding

· Understanding xVelocity

· Advanced Visualizations

· Power BI Administration

· Power BI Embedded


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 Vice 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.

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What is a PASS SQLSaturday?

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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