MarkTab Inc. is a sponsor for SQL Saturday 220, Atlanta, GA (May 18), and will be giving away five passes to the three-day Experience Data Mining training on September 10-12, 2013. I will also be presenting two topics at SQL Saturday: first, Secrets of Enterprise Data Mining, and second, Applied Enterprise Semantic Mining. This post has the details.
I will be presenting a talk titled Data Analysis with R and Julia for the PASS Virtual Business Analytics Conference on May 9 (12 PM, UTC -4). I had previously presented this talk at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago. This talk will even be better: I will be enhancing the presentation based on feedback people had during that time. As well, I am inviting people from the new Meetup group, Atlanta Julia Users, to both attend and see this talk. This blog post has the details.
I will be presenting a one-day preconference and regular breakout session at the inaugural PASS Business Analytics Conference on April 10-12 in Chicago, IL. This large conference requires paid registration. This post has details (title and abstract) for the one-day preconference on April 10 and the regular conference session. Also, I provide a promotional code for a US$200 registration discount. However, first I will provide a general case for business analytics learning (in general).
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.
I will be presenting at the almost-free SQL Saturday in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 16. This event will be my first time for a Microsoft-related presentation in Canada (my first presentation in Canada was at SAS User Group International, Montreal, in 2004). This post has the details.
PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) has announced a new virtual (meaning online) chapter for Business Analytics topics. I am honored to be invited by chapter leader Melissa Demsak to be the group’s first speaker on February 12. This post has the details for this free one-hour presentation.
PASS is the Professional Association for SQL Server. This largely volunteer organization works closely with Microsoft to promote education related to SQL Server. Today, Douglas McDowell announced a new conference for Spring 2013. This blog post has the details.
I will be presenting two sessions at PASS Summit, November 2012, in Seattle, WA. The overall conference dates are November 6-9, 2012. The titles of the sessions are:
- Applied Enterprise Semantic Mining (75-minute regular session) — Room 302-TCC and audio recorded (Friday, November 9, 2012 — 2:45 to 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, GMT -8)
- Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server (3 hour half-day session) — Rooms 602-604 and Streamed Live on PASS TV (Thursday, November 8, 2012 — 1:30 to 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time, GMT -8)
This blog post has the details.
“24HOP” is an acronym which stands for the free online event called 24 hours of PASS (PASS is another acronym, which stands for Professional Association for SQL Server, and sorry, but SQL is yet another nested acronym). My topic will be “Enterprise Data Mining with SQL Server”. This post contains the details.
I will be traveling to my first SQL Saturday in Tampa, Florida. I have been to several SQL Saturday events in Florida before. This particular event is on November 5, 2011. This post provides the details.
Today’s keynote was by computer science guru Dr. David DeWitt. I had heard that DeWitt was a good presenter, and found that to be true. He focused on Big Data, and specifically went through how Hadoop works (as contrasted with alternatives) along with a contrast between Hadoop and PDW (parallel data warehouse). This blog post has some comments on that presentation and on the day in general.
Today’s keynote at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit was based on the phrase “The Fantastic 12 of 2012″. I’m thinking the “Fantastic 12″ was a spin-off of the movie and comic series “The Fantastic Four” with the number changed to twelve, to both avoid a copyright issue and to align with the new name “SQL Server 2012″. I did not take much notes during the keynote, but my blog post today is informed by a brochure called “The Fantastic 12 of 2012″ handed out by Microsoft on the exhibit hall floor. This blog post will cover some of the contents in that brochure.