We have decided to merge the Gulf Datacenter Community and SQL Server User groups and create a new Azure UAE group.
Our aim is to create a community for people of all skill levels who want to learn about Microsoft Cloud & Datacentre infrastructure technologies, SQL Server and Data / AI. We meet once fortnight on Wednesdays in Dubai and also plan to run full day events once a quarter.
The format of the meetups will begin with a roundup of what is new in the last month. There will then be two technical presentations from community experts / Microsoft MVPs / Microsoft Staff / Vendors. All sessions will be recorded. Where possible we will try to do hands on sessions where you can follow along.
At the end of the meetup there will be some time for networking and food.
If you would like to get involved and present / assist please get in touch.
A change to the original plan. We have decided to do a joint session with developers group. The networking session will be ran at a later date.... Come join us after IGNITE for a chance to have a more direct one on one session with our very own Cloud Developer Advocate Vadim Karpusenko - https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/advocates/vadim-karpusenko - Go deep dive into ML engineering, hyperparameter tuning, sneak peak into AutoML, and scheduled model retraining (transfer learning). We will go through a deployment model with the ML pipelines to show how ML workloads can be fit into CI/CD engineering workloads. See you there!
This meeting of our community will be a deep dive into Azure SQL. We will cover topics including Azure SQL and SQL Managed Instance. If you would like to get involved with our community by speaking, helping or suggesting topics please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.