Speaking at SQL Saturday, Cambridge in September
Next month, I’m off to a very special conference in Cambridge, UK. In 2013 I was invited to speak at SQL Saturday there, and this was my first international speaking experience ever. The conference was on SQL Server related topics with a Monthy Python theme, two things I really, really like. I gave a talk called “SQL Anti patterns” in the Ministry of funny walks track (DEV) (!), and got one of the best speaker evaluations at the event. A very positive experience which kicked of my speaker career in the following years. This recurring event therefore means a lot to me, and I’m proud to be back for the 2016 event next month (on September the 10th).
And the events even have a theme every year. This year the theme is related to the number 42, a depressed robot called Marvin, and Dolphins leaving planet Earth. What’s not to like?
Last year, I did a speaker marathon and gave four talks in one day. This year, I will be slacking off and only deliver one. The topic will be on things related to data and time:
In many data warehouses we model fact tables with measures based on attributes which we can count and do arithmetic upon. It is more difficult to handle fact tables with measures based on length of intervals of events happening in the source systems. So questions like "What are the typical waiting times in our order process?" are seldom modelled in the data warehouse. Especially if the event data comes from different source systems. In this talk I will show you different techniques and models related to time: process mining, lean, six sigma, process data warehousing, relational temporal theory and SQL 2016 temporal.
2016-09-04 update: Oh well. Last minute cancellation made a gap in the agenda and Mark asked me if I would step in to fill it. I will now do an additional session on "Partitioning as a design pattern."
As always, there will be additional training days available on the two days leading up to the event. For the ridiculous amount of £160 per day, you can
learn about Data Mining Algorithms in SSAS, Excel, R, and Azure ML from SQL Server MVP Dejan Sarka,
Start to Finish with Azure Data Factory by from Microsofts data science expert Buck Woody, or
Analyze and tune SQL Server like a BOSS by SQL Server MVP Uwe Ricken
Personally, I have signed up for Uwe Rickens precon, and am looking forward to tune SQL Server like a BOSS…
If you are located near Cambridge, UK, then come along and join the fun. It’s free and there will be many data platform experts present to present on their favorite topics. You will find me on the first row listening and learning all day. See you there?
Read more about the event here:
Sign up for pre-conference days here:
Read more about time-related topics here: