Presenting at SQL Saturday Silicon Valley CA February 22-23

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    I will be presenting at SQL Saturday in Mountain View, CA (Silicon Valley) on February 22 and 23.  The main SQL Saturday event is on February 23, and requires a small registration fee for lunch.  However, I want to invite you to my one-day preconference session on February 22 (Friday), which requires paid conference registration.  This post has the details.

    SQL Saturday #177 Silicon Valley, CA

    SQL Saturday #177 Silicon Valley, CA


    Preconference Session on February 22 (Friday) — 9 AM to 4 PM — availability based on limited attendance capacity — requires paid conference registration

    Title:  Introduction to SQL Server Data Mining

    SQL Server 2012 provides enterprise-level data mining technology, ranging from supporting individual analysts through scalable server solutions.  You will see some of the elements of SQL Server Data Mining from the Excel add-in to full-scale production examples implemented by Microsoft Business Intelligence technology.

    Mark will explain data mining in a scientifically accurate way while making the technology practically accessible and even fun. This course is appropriate for people new to data mining technology.  However, feel free to bring your more advanced challenges and questions too.


    • Provide a fundamental scientific framework for data mining
    • Demonstrate the technology with the fundamental Microsoft data mining interfaces
    • Offer practical advice in moving from desktop analysis to enterprise-level deployment


    • SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (Multidimensional)
    • Office 2013 x64 (Excel and Visio) with Data Mining Add-In
    • SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
    • SQL Server Management Studio
    • SQL Server Data Tools

    I will be combining much of the information used in my longer sessions to provide an excellent overview in this one-day presentation.

    You can register for this course (and see the registration cost) by clicking this link.

    Introduction to Data Mining -- Silicon Valley, CA

    Introduction to Data Mining — Silicon Valley, CA

    SQL Saturday Silicon Valley, CA on February 23 (Saturday) — requires nominal lunch fee

    Title:  Secrets of Enterprise Data Mining


    If you have a SQL Server license (Standard or higher) then you already have the ability to start data mining.  In this new presentation, you will see how to scale up data mining from the free Excel 2013 add-in to production use.  Aimed at beginning to intermediate data miners, this presentation will show how mining models move from development to production.  We will use SQL Server 2012 tools including SSMS, SSIS, and SSDT.

    This presentation is scheduled in the morning.

    The conference is expected to draw hundreds of people and will be held at Microsoft Technology Center in Mountain View, CA.  The event has a total of six parallel (meaning simultaneous) tracks with seven talks per track (throughout the day).  The event is made possible by the event and speaker volunteers, and the corporate sponsors (who will be onsite, and who will collectively be offering generous door prizes at the end of the day).  The event has a small registration fee for lunch.

    You can register for SQL Saturday by clicking this link.

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