Reading SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Reading Microsoft Data Platform User Group


Please come and join fellow IT Professionals for an evening of knowledge sharing and networking in an open, friendly environment.

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Reading SQL Server and Azure Data Services User Group - December 2018

Hi everyone. The nights are drawing in and Black Friday is behind us which means the next big event in the calendar is the user group Christmas Special! :-D

This year's festive line-up consists of Dave Morrison, Principal Consultant at Coeo, and Christina Leo, Cloud Solution Architect, Data & AI at Microsoft. Full details below. See you there!

Christian Bolton


Featured Presentation:

Building a data driven ELT using Azure Data Factory

David Morrison, Senior Consultant Coeo

In this session we'll go from zero to a fully working ADF v2 data driven ELT process. We'll look at dynamic task properties and how to set these to get the most out of ADF v2. We'll focus on moving from SQL Server to SQL Server but the principles can be expanded to move between a variety of data sources. Using lots of demos and examples, attendees will leave with a good foundation and enough understanding to go and build their own flavour of a data driven ELT process in ADF v2.

About David:
David is a senior BI consultant at Coeo. Having worked in some for of database development or another for around 14 years his areas of specialisation are sql server engine internals, tsql and query performance tuning. David has spoken at numerous conferences including several SQLBits and SQL Saturday events as well as user group meetings. He is a a confident speaker who uses humor and a down to earth approach to make even the most technical subject matters easily attainable and engagin

Introducing Microsoft Cognitive Services

Christina Leo, Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft

The drive to build systems that can increasingly hear, see, speak, understand, and even begin to reason is real, and with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs, adding this functionality is easier than ever. In this session, we’ll look at the different options within the cognitive services suite, we’ll show you how to connect to the APIs using Python code, and we’ll build and train a custom speech to text translation model.

About Christina:
Christina Leo is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialising in the Data and AI Platform. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016, she worked as an independent consultant focusing on T-SQL and BI development, as well as database performance tuning in the finance and investment banking sector. When she isn't sharing her 18 years of technical experience with the data community, you can find her racing around the Solent on a 40' sailboat or often in the Thames on a little Laser.




















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