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 Senior Data Analytics Consultant for Adatis Consulting with experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions. Presented for the first time in 2017 and since then has been blogging and speaking about the Bot Framework, Power BI, Data Lakes, Databricks and other cool Azure services. Co-organizer of the Surrey Data Platform Group.

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

Paul Andrew, Principal Consultant & Solution Architect 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:
Principal consultant and architect specialising in big data solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Data engineering competencies include Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Databricks, Stream Analytics, Event Hub, IoT Hub, Functions, Automation, Logic Apps and of course the complete SQL Server business intelligence stack. Many years’ experience working within healthcare, retail and gaming verticals delivering analytics using industry leading methods and technical design patterns. STEM ambassador and very active member of the data platform community delivering training and technical sessions at conferences both nationally and internationally. Father, husband, swimmer, cyclist, runner, blood donor, geek, Lego and Star Wars fan!

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