We are a group of Microsoft SQL Server Professionals. Monthly meetings are generally held at Microsoft's Houston office. We have a variety of topics and are always looking for new members to help with the group. Also if you are interested in presenting a topic related to SQL please let us know.
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11:30 AM – 11:45 AM – Announcements, Derek Wilson, HASSUG
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM – Ethics in Modern Data, William and Christine Assaf
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Ethics in Modern Data
A review of ethical considerations, many ripped from headlines, into analysis and collection for modern data, including the impact on society.
Abstract: This session will explore a variety of considerations that modern data scientists and data practitioners must account for when gathering and presenting data, including topics on bias, construct analysis, and machine learning.
About William: William Assaf, Data Platform MVP, is a principal consultant in Baton Rouge, LA. Initially a .NET developer, and later into database administration and architecture, William currently works with clients on SQL Server and Azure SQL platform optimization, management, disaster recovery and high availability, and leads a crack multi-city team of consulting SQL DBA's. William has written for Microsoft SQL certification exams since 2011 and was the lead author of the 2017 and 2019 editions of "SQL Server Administration Inside Out" by Microsoft Press. William is a member of the Baton Rouge User Groups board, a regional mentor for PASS, and past lead of the annual SQLSaturday Baton Rouge Planning Committee, having run one of the largest SQLSaturdays
About Christine: Christine Assaf is an experienced trainer who is passionate about encouraging leaders to connect with their employees in meaningful ways. She is a leadership development professional with over 15 years experience in human resources and 20 years in business management. She holds a BS in Business Management, received her HRM certification at LSU, and is finishing up her master's degree at Colorado State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a certified DDI Trainer, experienced public speaker, and is dedicated to teaching others about how human connection in powerful and necessary.