What we're about

Sponsored by Broadridge Fund Communication Solutions and Made Talent, Data Bristol has been formed to offer knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for data professionals, techies, researchers or simply those with an interest in data applications and technologies.  We aim to provide an open, friendly environment in which everyone can participate, learn and share their knowledge and experience with presentations covering a wide range of topics.
So, whether, you’re an administrator, developer, data scientist, analyst, professional, academic etc, please feel free to join. Events generally cover the following subject areas: -
• Business Intelligence
• Data Engineering
• Data DevOps
• Database Administration & Development
• Advanced Analytics & Big Data
• Infrastructure & Platforms
• Cloud & Internet of Things (IoT)
• Other Emerging Technologies

Meetings provide an opportunity for established and new speakers to share their experience, knowledge and thoughts for the benefit of all members. Attendees are encouraged to socialise, ask questions, network and learn from others. We aim to cater for different experience levels, with topics suitable for beginners through to more advanced subjects.

All attendees are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct below.

### Code of Conduct for group leaders

As event and experience organizers, we seek to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would be deemed harassment or discrimination. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by our standards and we encourage everyone to assist in creating a safe and welcoming environment. Please report any concerns, suspicious activity, or disruptive behavior to the Azure Data Community team so we can address issues immediately.

### All group members should follow

Throughout each interaction:

  • Be friendly and welcoming
    • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.
    • Ask yourself how you can make someone life easier.
  • Be patient
    • Remember that people have varying communication styles and preferences.
    • Recognize that not everyone is using their native language. Meaning and tone can be lost in translation.
  • Be thoughtful
    • Think about how others will interpret your words. Aim for clear and productive communication.
    • Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain from commenting.
  • Be respectful and inclusive
    • Respect differences of opinion.
    • Seek to understand and build bridges, not condemn or criticize.
    • Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you.
  • Be open and curious
    • Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith.
    • Ask questions to understand, not denounce.
    • Focus on continuous learning. Improve upon the things you already know, tackle new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen your own knowledge.


### Summary

  • Treat everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy.
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
  • Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism.
  • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.
  • Reach out to the organizers if you need anything.

Upcoming events (2)

Spark Execution Plans, Generative AI Ethics

Broadridge Fund Communication Solutions

Sponsored by Broadridge Fund Communication Solutions - https://www.broadridge.com/resource/fund-communication-solutions
Location: St Catherine's Court, Berkeley Pl, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BQ

18.00 – 18:30 Meet & Greet

18:30 - 19:15 Spark Execution Plans for Databricks by Falek Miah

Databricks is a powerful data analytics tool for data science and data engineering, but understanding how code is executed on cluster can be daunting.

Using Spark execution plans allows you to understand the execution process and flow, this is great for optimizing queries and identifying bottlenecks.

This session will introduce you to Spark execution plans, the execution flows and how to interrogate the different plans.

By the end of this session, you will have everything you need to start optimizing your queries.

19:15 - 19:45 Pizza and Networking

19:45 - 20:30 Ethical issues of generative AI by Miranda Mowbray

Nick Cave has said "I have got the fire of hell in my eyes - and it's ChatGPT".
I'll talk about some ethical issues of generative AI such as ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion and Copilot, including in particular algorithmic bias and plausible inaccuracy. I'll give some suggestions towards avoiding a hellscape.

20:30 - Pub

Data Relay Bristol

Needs a location

Join us at a full day of seminars for some training, networking, and food.

You must register at https://datarelay.co.uk/

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Past events (45)

Lakehouse and Databricks SQL

Made Talent

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