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The Los Angeles Data Platform Local Group is the informal meeting of a group of Microsoft Data Platform enthusiasts in the Greater Los Angeles area. Originally founded as a SQL Malibu UG by Julie Koesmarno back in 2013, this group was intended to facilitate knowledge and expertise sharing through community and expert SQL Server practitioners, in the full range of Microsoft Data Platform topics, including Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Machine Learning and many more. Through these meetings we encourage knowledge transfer and professional networking. The meetings are FREE of charge and held the 3rd Wednesday of every month Online ONLY (starting from 2019), built based on the community for the community.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Analyse your Power BI Refresh by Phil Seamark

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A walk through on how to extract the inner elements of a Power BI refresh to help better understand what happens each time you refresh a dataset. This may help you optimise your Power BI refreshes.

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An accomplished database and business intelligence (BI) professional with a deep knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack along with extensive knowledge of data warehouse (DW) methodologies and enterprise data modelling

Watch Ken solve security headaches in SQL Server by Kenneth Fisher

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I end up answering a lot of security questions in the DBA portion of my job, because of that I've developed a few interesting tricks, and written some handy scripts to work through them. By the end of this presentation, you'll be able to generate a quick and easy entitlement report, tell what active directory groups an individual is using to connect to a given database and check to make sure that the service account can in fact execute that stored procedure, and more.

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Kenneth Fisher has worked as a database administrator and/or database developer for his entire career of over thirty years. He enjoys writing and his writing credits include a number of technical articles and SQL Server-related crossword puzzles. He also blogs incessantly at www.sqlstudies.com and is honored to be a Data Platform MVP

TBD by Michelle (Michal) Kamrat Gutzait

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The Length and Breadth of Developer Ecosystem by George Bryant

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Everyone has heard of Power BI. Building reports and publishing dataset… it’s a saturated content market. What is not addressed is the contentious discussion between development mentalities. The conflict is around development and what a Power BI developer really is. What this presentation addresses is a combination of recruitment use cases and perceived best practices to help navigate the definitions and needs required by companies across the globe. By focusing on the developers themselves and discussing the ecosystem around what the modern developer roles entails we dive into a whole host of misconceptions and falsehoods that exist in the broader community.

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George has decades of experience in the Data and technology industry and is an active member of the community across the US and Europe. In recent years George has focused on and worked primarily in the Azure cloud in collaboration with Microsoft and their partners, specializing in architecture, data engineering and Power BI.

Past events (23)

Modernize your Data wrangling approach for Datalakes by Dan King

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