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PASSMN is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. Our technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise.

• Connect - register with PASSMN and attend meetings with local data professionals, like yourself.

• Share - attend monthly PASSMN meetings and annual SQLSaturday events to share your knowledge with others.

• Learn - we typically meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina.

The Minnesota SQL Server User Group is organized to bring professionals of all career levels that work with Microsoft's SQL Server, together to learn and network with others. There is no charge to attend and you are encouraged to bring your co-workers. Through our sponsors, we provide food and refreshments. We typically meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina (3601 76th Street West, Suite 600, Edina, MN 55435).

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August 16, 2022 PASSMN Meeting (Virtual Meeting Only)

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Important Note: This meeting is online only and will not be held at the Microsoft Technology Center
Agenda:
3:30-4:00 Kickoff / Announcements
4:00-5:00 Moving Away from Data Flows and Simplifying Data Pipelines in Azure Synapse Analytics (Ginger Grant)
5:00-5:10 Break
5:10-6:10 AI Insights in Power BI Desktop using Python and Azure Cognitive Services (Yogendra Bhardwaj)
6:10-6:15 Closing

Presentation topics, abstracts, speaker bio for this meeting:

Speaker #1: Ginger Grant
Topic: Moving Away from Data Flows and Simplifying Data Pipelines in Azure Synapse Analytics
Abstract:
Data pipelines are commonly used to gather and transform data from different source systems. In Azure a common method for doing extract, transfer and load are data flows in Azure Data Factory or Integration Pipelines in Azure Synapse. While this method may be easy to code it is not the easiest thing to troubleshoot as there are many parts contained within it and it can be expensive to run. Conversely creating all of your ETL in Python can be difficult to write and maintain. In this session, you will learn how to use Spark SQL and Python to create notebooks which are called from integration pipelines to create an efficient, scalable, maintainable solution to create data migration and transfer tasks. You will want to incorporate this design pattern into your Azure data development environments when you see how easy it is to create and read this code.
Speaker Bio:
Ginger Grant Principal Data Geek at Desert Isle Group
Ginger Grant is a Data Platform MVP who provides consulting services in advanced analytic solutions, including machine learning, data warehousing, and Power BI. She is an author of articles, books, and at DesertIsleSQL.com and uses her MCT to provide data platform training in topics such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Python and Azure Machine Learning.

Speaker #2: Yogendra Bhardwaj
Topic: AI Insights in Power BI Desktop using Python and Azure Cognitive Services
Abstract:
Sentiment Analysis
Key Phrase Extraction
Language Detection
Image Tagging.
Build a Machine Learning model in Power BI.
Speaker Bio:
Yogendra has been in the IT industry for almost 17 years and Microsoft certified Professional. He specialized in Solution Architecting , App Transformation. Yogendra is Conversational and Vision AI SME
Relaxation : Social Networking, Listening old Bollywood music, Hiking
Habit : Learning new skill
Community Contribution as a speaker at a glance:
Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group
India D365 & Power Community
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