Pacific North West, 4000 attendees, training, trends and worldwide industry experts. In a nut shell, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft Data Platform is happening this fall in Seattle. Did I mention that I am speaking at this event? The Professional Association of SQL Server is putting on its 19th Summit. This conference provides intense technical training, networking and career development in this week-long event. Datalere will partake in the conference with three speakers and four sessions about Data Science, Cloud, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and other things data.

Data Science, Cloud, Business Intelligence , Data Warehousing at PASS Summit

Datalere at PASS Summit

I was very surprised to be selected in the first wave of announcements along with Marc Beacom to present on BI and Data Warehousing topic. Then, I was notified again later that week for a second session on cloud databases. Additionally, Carlos Bossy was also chosen for two talks in Data Science and Cloud spaces.

Datalere is proud have a great presence that week in Seattle. The topic of data expands over tracks, technology focus, and audience. Datalere’s experience is diverse and wide-ranging, giving us the platform to speak on the categories of Data Science, Cloud, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

Marc Beacom and I will be presenting a session on ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) Best Practices. We hope to provide insights from decades of lessons learned. This session, “Two Guys and a Transformation: ETL Best Practices and Techniques”, focuses on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing technology. I will also present a second time concentrating on Cloud Solutions. If you want understand databases on Amazon Web Services, “Know Your Options: Databases on Amazon Web Services” introduces relational databases to petabyte-scale data warehouse databases in the Amazon cloud.

Carlos Bossy drives it home, with a session in BI and Cloud, with his conference session “Implement a Complete Business Intelligence Solution in the Cloud”. Carlos will discuss data architectures and strategies that would benefit by using Azure Data Warehouse, Analysis Services, Data Lake, PowerBI, Machine Learning, Data Factory, just to name a few new cloud technologies. The last of our trifecta of subject matter expertise is Carlos’s session in Data Science. Carlos will cover predictive analytics using T-SQL and R, providing a practical understanding of what it takes to develop your own predictive models in his session “Data Science Tips and Tricks using R and SQL”

This is going to be a very exciting event for Datalere. The PASS Summit will not disappoint with expert-led technical sessions, including ours, and exhibits from top tools and services suppliers. If you are from Colorado, we would like to meet with you if you attend. We are hosting a coffee event in Seattle, the first morning of the PASS event. We found an awesome coffee place close to the conference center and they serve a breakfast item called a Quaffle. Marc says you really have to try it. If you’re coming to PASS, join us for coffee, Quaffle and conversation at our Colorado Caffeinated Kickoff to PASS Summit 2017.