Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group

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Epicentral Coworking

415 N Tejon St · Colorado Springs, CO

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Between Boulder and St. Vrain on Tejon

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We invite you to join us for our October meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at Epicentral Coworking, featuring a presentation by Jason Horner called Data Lake Design Patterns and a 101 session by Andre Dubois on Intro to Powershell.

When: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Epicentral Coworking, 415 N Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO
What: We'll begin with networking and dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. At 6:00, we'll have a few announcements and peer Q&A time followed by our presentations. After the presentations and some SWAG, we'll have time for socializing and additional networking. The CSSUG will provide drinks while you network.

Our main presentation:
Topic: Data Lake Design Patterns by Jason Horner

Data lakes have been around for several years and there is still much hype and hyperbole surrounding their use. This session covers the basic design patterns and architectural principles to make sure you are using the data lake and underlying technologies effectively. We will cover things like best practices for data ingestion and recommendations on file formats as well as designing effective zones and folder hierarchies to prevent the dreaded data swamp. We’ll also discuss how to consume and process data from a data lake. And we will cover the often overlooked areas of governance and security best practices. This session goes beyond corny puns and broken metaphors and provides real-world guidance from dozens of successful implementations in Azure.

About Jason:
Jason is a practice lead at Attunix. He spends most of his day helping clients solve business problems mostly in the Data and Advanced Analytics spaces. Sometimes this involves various and sundry cloud technologies including Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Data Bricks, HDInsight and Azure SQL Database. He's fluent in several languages including: SQL, C#, Python, and PowerShell.

Jason is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server (MCM) and has been recognized for his technical excellence and evangelism efforts by Microsoft by being awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the last 5+ years.

In his off hours he likes to snowboard, karaoke, ride roller coasters and play arcade games

Our 101 Presentation:
Intro to Powershell, Andre DuBois

About Andre:
Andre has been in the IT industry for over 25 years in various positions with the majority working as database administrator, designer and programmer. His experience has been in the financial, travel and education industries. He is currently a DBA at Ent Savings and Loan.