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IDPA-Des Moines “Build a Data Science Playground with Azure Synapse Analytics”

September 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

***This meeting will be 100% online, there will be no in person meeting ****

Connection Software: Microsoft Teams

The Des Moines branch of the Iowa Data Professionals (IDPA) will meet this Monday, September 12, with meeting presentation starting at 6:00 PM Central Time (23:00 UTC).

I will start the Microsoft Teams Meeting **at 5:30 PM Central Time (22:30 UTC)**, and will admit attendees to join before the main presentation.

Feel free to connect, eat your dinner, discuss events in your SQL Server profession and renew friendships.

At 5:50 PM Central Time (23:00 UTC) our Local Group Leader will call to order for user group announcements.

**At 6:00 PM Central Time (23:00 UTC) we will introduce our featured speaker.**

Session Information:

**Title: *Build a Data Science Playground with Azure Synapse Analytics***


Azure Synapse Analytics is an incredibly powerful tool. In this session we will build an end to end demo starting with importing flat files from a VM using an Integration runtime, ingestion into a dedicated pool, using Notebooks running against a Spark Pool to glean additional insights & enriching our data set, into using that data in a Power BI report. We will use the free Baseball data set to determine the age old question, what is the best day of the week to see your favorite Major League Baseball team play and hopefully win!

Speaker BIO

**Bradley Ball is a Sr. Azure Engineer** for the Azure FastTrack CXP PG at Microsoft and uses his knowledge of data platforms to help onboard customers to Azure while working with Product Groups to refine Azure’s Data Services. He is the FastTrack Service Lead working with the Azure Synapse Analytics, SQL Server PG’s. He’s done some cool things like working as a Defense contractor for the U.S. Army and the Executive Office of the President of the United States for the Obama Administration. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Data Platform MVP. He has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for Microsoft Data Platform User Groups across the US from California to Florida to New Hampshire and Puerto Rico. A frequent presenter at conferences and community events, author of two books and many articles on SQL Server, and Co-Host of the Tales from the Field Streaming show. He is passionate about enabling anyone using data to achieve greatness.


September 12, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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