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SQLSaturday #255 - Data Science Crash Course

North Texas SQL Server User Group

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Data Science - Early Bird Ended $99.00 $6.44
Data Science Crash Course Ended $120.00 $7.59

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Data Science Crash Course for MS Business Analysts and BI Developers

Speaker Bio - Drew Minkin

Drew Minkin is Vice President of Advanced Analytics for Halo BI. Drew has been on the leading edge of Microsoft SQL, predictive analytics and business intelligence across the country since leaving the Microsoft SQL Premier Field engineering team in 2006. He has built predictive models and advanced analytic solutions for leading retail, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America


Data Science Crash Course for MS Business Analysts and BI Developers


Has your cube lost that sparkle from when you first started slicing and dicing?


Do you feel like there’s more that you could get out of that data warehouse if you knew how?


Is your current analytics infrastructure just not keeping up with business demands?


If you said yes to any of these questions, or just want to know the technology and techniques used in data science, you will see the world with a new perspective after this session.


Learn how to solve many of the same problems data scientists tackle using Microsoft Excel and several SQL Server 2012 technologies.


Lectures and short session labs will include sample code and cover these topics:


  • Business Problems and Predictive Model Use Cases
    • o    Machine learning for the data professional
    • o    A business perspective on predictive models
    • Business Analytics Techniques and Data Discovery
      • o    Statistics for preparing data
      • o    Common data shaping techniques
      • Predictive Models and Methods
        • o    Five basic model types
        • o    Advanced use cases (text mining, geospatial and social analytics)
        • Applying Models to Maximize Impact
          • o    Accuracy Measurement and Improvement Techniques
          • o    Preparing for Prescriptive Use Cases


As time permits, participant provided datasets with no PII may be used for “lightning round” modeling


This session does not require previous background in Analysis Services, statistics or machine learning/data mining, but familiarity with SQL, data analysis, data warehousing and reporting background is encouraged.


Labs will be available using both samples using Analysis Services Data Mining and R.


Have questions about SQLSaturday #255 - Data Science Crash Course? Contact North Texas SQL Server User Group

When & Where

Microsoft - LC1 -7000 State Hwy 161

Irving, TX 75039

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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North Texas SQL Server User Group

The North Texas SQL Server Users Group was formed to provide a forum where Microsoft SQL Server database administrators and developers could meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. It is our goal to provide new concepts and detailed information on the product which will enable the users of SQL Server to see it function to its fullest potential.


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SQLSaturday #255 - Data Science Crash Course
Irving, TX Events Expo
Refund Policy Unfortunately, we have hard costs to pay for this event. So we will not be able to refund the costs. However we will work with you to accomodate a name change or transfer of the registration to whoever you nominate to take your place.

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