Denver SQL Server User Group – April 18, 2019

Please join us for the Denver SQL Server User Group meeting!!

April 18, 2019
5:30 – 8:30

Microsoft Office
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237

Meeting Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 Food / Socializing
6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business
6:15 – 6:30 Open panel/Questions & Answers
6:30 – 7:00 Warmup presentation
7:00 – 8:30 Main presentation


Building the Foundation with Azure Databricks By Kara Annanie & Stian Ulriksen

Azure Databricks is a managed Azure service that allows you to easily perform data computations in a cluster. Databricks has multiple use cases including ETL and data science. This presentation will give beginners all of the information necessary to get started in Databricks and will include a demo that implements a fuzzy matching algorithm across a cluster using Python.

Kara has over 8 years of experience in leading and supporting private and public sector data science engagements, serving as the main-point-of-contact and main data scientist on engagements with clients including Otter Box, Pipeline Equity, CoBank, the Department of Agriculture, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Energy. Kara is highly skilled in developing data science models and algorithms that have a positive return-on-investment for the organization. She also specializes in the ability to communicate complex technical terminology in a manner that is understandable to clients with varying technical backgrounds.

Stian Ulriksen has half a decade of experience working in data science and data engineering across a variety of fields both professionally and academically. Stian has demonstrated advanced skills in developing and deploying data science models and algorithms to help organizations understand their data. Stian also specializes in developing intuitive visualizations and reports to communicate data and technical terminology in an easy to understand manner for clients.

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Twitter: @denversql

Look forward to upcoming meetings featuring Carlos Robles talking about SQL Server containers on Docker and Kubernetes and more

Make sure to sign up for SQL Saturday Colorado Springs, coming this April


Apr 18 2019


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Microsoft Denver HQ
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237


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