SQLSurrey

Welcome to the SQLSurrey PASS Chapter


We are SQLSurrey, the SQL Server Usergroup based in Guildford and surrounding areas. We're a group of SQL enthusiasts from the area who specialise in the MSBI & Azure side of things, but we'll be hosting a range talks across the whole SQL spectrum.

We're hoping to build up a community of like-minded peers to share knowledge, sharpen skills and enjoy a few beers. It's pretty important to us that these aren't lectures - we'll be occupying the back room of a pub and keeping things informal as best we can!

Next Meeting

Monday,

January

15

SQLSurrey January Meetup - Azure Data Factory V2 and Chatbot for Dummies

  • In-Person @ White House Pub Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom (map)
  • 19:00 - 21:00 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
  • Language: English

Hopefully everyone has recovered from the festive period and what better way to start off the new year than a tech-filled evening with 2 great presentations, and of course as usual drinks and buffett food provided by us!

Session 1: Chatbot for Dummies by José Mendes

In this session, we will learn how to build, debug and deploy a chatbot using the Azure Bot Service and the Microsoft Bot Framework.

Session 2: Azure Data Factory V2 - Data Integration in Azure Just Got a lot Better by Paul Andrew

Azure Data Factory version 2 (ADFv2) arrived in Sept17 with a bunch of new concepts and features to support our Azure data integration pipelines. In this session, we’ll update your ADFv1 knowledge and start to understand the true nature of scale out control flows and data flows. What’s the integration runtime? Can we easily lift and shift our beloved SSIS packages into the cloud? How do we embed expressions to achieve dynamic activity executions? Do we still need SSIS with the ADF platform as a service? The answers to all these questions and more in this demo packed session. An awareness of Azure Data Factory v1 is recommended before attending this session.

Details:

We'll be following the usual agenda - a quick update about the group, general announcements and PASS news. Followed by the two talks from our guest speakers.

Would be great to see you there, and, as always, get in touch if you'd like to speak at an upcoming event!

Featured Presentation:

Chatbot for Dummies

Jose Mendes, Senior Data Analytics Consultant Adatis

In this session, we will learn how to build, debug and deploy a chatbot using the Azure Bot Service and the Microsoft Bot Framework.

About Jose:
A Data Analytics specialist with over 7 years’ experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions across a range of industries, based in Europe and Africa. After joining Adatis, he started to share his knowledge on the Traditional BI Stack and Azure services through blogs and talks.

Azure Data Factory V2 - Data Integration in Azure Just Got a lot Better

Paul Andrew, Senior Data Analytics Consultant Adatis

Azure Data Factory version 2 (ADFv2) arrived in Sept 17 with a bunch of new concepts and features to support our Azure data integration pipelines. In this session, we’ll update your ADFv1 knowledge and start to understand the true nature of scale out control flows and data flows. What’s the integration runtime? Can we easily lift and shift our beloved SSIS packages into the cloud? How do we embed expressions to achieve dynamic activity executions? Do we still need SSIS with the ADF platform as a service? The answers to all these questions and more in this demo packed session. An awareness of Azure Data Factory v1 is recommended before attending this session.

About Paul:
Paul is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack in a variety of roles and industries. Now as a Senior Data Analytics Consultant with Adatis has turned his keyboard to big data solutions in the Microsoft cloud. Specialising in Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Event Hubs and IoT. Paul is also a STEM Ambassador for the networking education in schools’ programme, PASS chapter leader for the Microsoft Data Platform Group – Birmingham, a SQL Relay Committee Member, SQL Bits, SQL Saturday speaker and helper. Currently the Stack Overflow top user for Azure Data Factory. As well as very active member of the technical community.

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