Birmingham Data Platform - Intro to Python, and Azure Databricks

Microsoft Data Platform Group - Birmingham
Microsoft Data Platform Group - Birmingham
Public group

Ricoh Digital Services

54 Hagley Rd Birmingham · West Midlands

How to find us

Sign in at reception, and someone will direct you to the room

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Microsoft Data Platform Group Birmingham - Thu 6th Feb 2020, 6.15pm

*** Registration on MeetUp required for venue security ***

Session 1: Introduction to Python (Jon Fletcher)

Session 2: Getting started with Azure Databricks (Alex Whittles)


6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Introduction to Python (Jon Fletcher)

Interested in learning Python but unsure where to start?

This session is for complete beginners with no prior Python knowledge.
The session introduces the basics of python, including:
- Syntax
- Functions
- Control Flow
- Lists
- Loops

7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Pizza

8:00pm – 9:00pm Getting started with Azure Databricks (Alex Whittles)

(Abstract details to follow)


This session will be held at Ricoh Digital Services.

Address: 54 Hagley Rd, Birmingham, B16 8PE

On site at Ricoh, request a space through the following link:

Over the road at Broadway Plaza:

Other Details

We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.

Dress code: relaxed

Event Organiser Contact Details

If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Data Platform Group events, please get in touch.

Alex Whittles
Twitter: @PurpleFrogAlex (
Email: [masked]

Reiss McSporran
Twitter: @McReiss (
Email: [masked]

Microsoft Data Platform Group - Birmingham
Twitter: @MSDataGroupBrum (

Speaker Profiles

Jon is a Business Intelligence developer at Purple Frog, delivering solutions in data warehousing and data analytics, and has experience working with data, SQL and reporting solutions.

Alex Whittles (@PurpleFrogAlex) is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and is Principle Consultant at Purple Frog Systems, a data warehousing, cube & analytics consultancy in the Midlands.

We're delighted to yet again have the awesome RP Analytics recruitment sponsoring the pizza for the event, thanks!

Ricoh are generously providing the venue for us, thanks Ricoh!

Purple Frog handle the organisation.