Denver SQL User Group – July User Group Meeting

Please join us for the July meeting.

July 19, 2018
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

30 minute presentation:
Fishbowl! Join us to find out more.
Presented by the Denver SQL UG Board

Main Presentation:

Follow Gartner’s Lead, Become a Citizen Data Scientist Beginner
We’ve entered the age of the citizen data scientist and the democratization of the data integration profession. Gartner defines a citizen data scientist as someone who generates models that use advanced diagnostic analytics or predictive and prescriptive capabilities—but whose primary job function lies elsewhere.

Gartner’s prediction is that citizen data scientists will surpass data scientists by 2019. In this new reality, data integration and data preparation remain the required skillset. Multiple surveys of data scientists back up this statement, highlighting the challenges inherent in something quite routine: cleaning dirty data. Although data manipulation tools such as Dplyr and Pandas are excellent additions to the R and Python libraries, but they will not replace SQL on any enterprise project.

Reproducibility is another area of concern in the data science community—tackling it for years with data linage and gated extract, transform, and load (ETL) processing steps.

Reeves Smith, owner and principal architect of Macer Consulting, is passionate about applying data technologies that empower organizations. Reeves wields his knowledge and experience to lead, design, architect, and teach, working with both data center and business project teams. He approaches every project by first understanding the organization’s business challenges, and then developing a unique approach that targets those business needs accurately and effectively.

Reeves Smith has more than 20 years of experience working on the SQL Server stack. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, and regularly delivers technical presentations at international, regional, and local conferences and user groups.

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Jul 19 2018


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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