SQL Saturday Melbourne; Presentation Materials

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Thanks to all who attended on our pre-con, and sessions on SQL Saturday Melbourne. It was an awesome event, and we proud that we’ve been participating there at least as speakers. SQL Saturday Melbourne 2016 had 350 registrations. About 30 technical sessions, with the keynote from Mark Souza. Many international speakers as well as local. We’ve ran couple of pre-cons and two sessions which their details listed below.


Session Details

Session Title: Power BI Amazing Things You Can Do

Speaker: Reza Rad


Power BI comes with bunch of new tools and features; Power BI Desktop is great editor for Power BI solution, it integrates Power Query for data transformation, Power Pivot for modeling, and Power View for data visualization.  Power BI also has Android, Apple and Windows apps. Power BI website also provides some level of slicing and dicing the data, as well as dashboards features.
In this session you will learn through many live demos how to get most of Power BI for real world scnearios. You will be amazed with features of Power BI and what you can do with this toolset.

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You can also read the details of most of demos in my presentation in Power BI Online book; from Rookie to Rock Star. or if you are interested to deep dive into Power BI have a look at our Power BI Training.


Session Title:  Being Smarter with Azure Machine Learning and R

Speaker: Leila Etaati


How to get a better insight about the current situation of organization by analysing the Data? How we can predict the next step? Machine Learning is a subfield of computer science, which is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Azure Machine Learning is a valuable tool that can be employed by data scientists with different skill levels. Azure ML also supports R custom code, which can be dropped directly into your workspace. In this session, I will show a demo of interaction of R language with Azure Machine Learning, uploading R package into Azure ML, preparation of the data in R, and  How to publish a R code into Azure ML.

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We’ve also presented two pre-cons at Friday 19th of Feb on; ETL Design Patterns with SSIS, and A Tour of Machine Learning.

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SQL Saturday Melboune in Nutshell

SQL Saturday Melbourne ran on Friday 19th of Feb (Pre-con day), and Saturday 20th of Feb by a group of SQL and BI enthusiasts. This was the third SQL Saturday in Melbourne (If I be correct), and gathered 350 people to the venue. International speakers flew from different continents such as North America (United States, Canada), Europe (Italy), and Oceania (New Zealand) to speak at this event.

It was pleasure to meet Allen White (B|T), Allan Hirt (B|T), Marco Russo (B|T), Mark Souza (T), Rob Farely (B|T) and many other speakers and SQL Family friends in this event. Here is a picture we took together at the social gathering after the event.

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I have to thank SQL Saturday Melbourne team for great organization they’ve done for this event. I will be this event will be even more exciting next year and I’m looking forward to it.

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Reza Rad
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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