Next Meetup

Data Science "Mini-Camp" with Jon Tupitza
Join us for our first meeting of 2019, and welcome Jon Tupitza and enjoy his 3 hour workshop, Data Science Mini-Camp (more details to follow). 8:30AM - 9:00AM - light breakfast and networking 9:00AM - 12:00PM - Main Session Topic - Data Science Summary - (more details to come), this will be a 3 hour dive into Data Science, with hands-on work in Azure Notebooks. Speaker info: Jon Tupitza - Data Scientist - Data Architect, Buchanan & Edwards With two decades in the IT services industry, I have solid functional, technical and organizational skills that enable me to quickly identify and direct the development of data-centric solutions that fulfill my clients’ mission requirements. I’m client focused and assert strong ownership over my solutions as I urgently drive them to completion. I’m also very sales driven, actively pursuing opportunities to expand consulting deliveries and generate product sales. I specialize in architecting and delivering data warehouse and predictive analytic solutions in a heterogeneous data platform and software environment; both on-premises and in the cloud. I'm experienced in performing statistical data analysis and data visualization using R, Python, SQL, Excel and Power BI. I’m a seasoned data warehouse architect; fluent in relational and dimensional data modeling, SQL development, ETL process development, and master data management. I have extensive experience with the architecture, physical configuration, implementation and administrative support of both relational and NoSQL database management systems. I also have deep experience in the architecture and development of custom software projects; being fluent in object-oriented analysis and design, and software development lifecycle methodologies.

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12012 Sunset Hills Rd · Reston, VA

What we're about

The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group was started in early 2005 by members of the Microsoft SQL Server community who were interested in sharing experiences and disseminating knowledge to other members in the Northern VA/DC/Central MD area. NOVASQL is also a chapter of the Professional Association of SQL Server ( ), an international Microsoft SQL Server training and advocacy organization (membership is free). As data platform roles and responsibilities have evolved, we have broadened our scope to include Microsoft Azure Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and general Azure topics. The goal of the leadership of NOVASQL is to provide a comfortable environment where members can participate in multi-disciplinary discussions of Microsoft data platform related issues.

Benefits to NOVASQL Attendees include:

• We host at least two full-day technology conferences a year (e.g., Global Azure Bootcamp, Azure DataFest)
◾Networking with local data platform professionals
◾The latest and greatest Microsoft SQL Server news
◾Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data questions answered by Microsoft insiders
◾Valuable information for career development
◾Free food, drinks, and giveaways

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