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Data Saturday #5 Redmond 2021

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17 Apr 2021




Data Saturday #5 Redmond is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more.  This event is organized by volunteers from the Redmond SQL User Group. Check out our website at

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

11 Jan 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

31 Mar 2021

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Submission details:

  • Length: 60 minutes 
  • Topic: Any Data-related topic, Professional Development, Mental Health
  • Write a full description of what this session will be, what the audience will learn etc. 
  • Maximum 3 submissions per speaker. 
  • If you are submitting more than 1 session, please have a session for different levels. Do not submit all 500 level sessions unless you are Bob Ward!  

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131 submissions
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  • Data culture, data-enabled, data governance, data catalog, Power BI - how does this all relate
  • Power BI Workspace - So much more than a simple container
  • DAX - Fundamental Musings
Satya Ramesh
  • SQL Server Indexes - Back To The Basics
William Assaf
  • SQL Security Principals and Permissions 101
  • Become a Contributor to Microsoft Docs
William Assaf, Christine Assaf
  • Ethics in Modern Data
Reid Havens
  • Visualization Magic in the Age of Numbers & Science
  • Guiding User Experiences With Advanced Reporting Features
  • Building a Stronger Foundation: Performance Tuning and Intelligent Error Handling in Power Query
James Serra
  • Learning to present and becoming good at it
  • How to build your career
  • Azure Synapse Analytics Overview: A Data Lakehouse
Erik Monchen
  • Use ADF dynamically to orchestrate your data load
  • Lightning-fast processing in a relational SQL Server environment
  • Introduction to Deployment of ADF in an Azure DevOps CI/CD environment
Carlos Lopez
  • Using WSL2 for the database development platform
  • Working with Azure SQL DB Serverless
Eric Schiller
  • Data Engineering at the Speed of Software Development: Introducing the DataOps Manifesto
Kathi Kellenberger
  • What is DevOps and why should DBAs care?
  • Getting Started with Extended Events
  • Modern T-SQL for Better Performance
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Erwin de Kreuk
  • Azure Key Vault, Azure Dev Ops and Azure Synapse Pipelines,how do these Azure Services work perfectl
  • Is there a way that we can build our Azure Synapse Pipelines all with parameters based on MetaData?
  • Azure Purview Microsoft's answer to Data Governance and Data Lineage
  • 3 Ways for Getting Data from SharePoint : SSIS, Excel and Access
Nikola Ilic
  • Power BI & Synapse - The Art of (im)possible!
  • Unpack VertiPaq - Understanding "Brain & Muscles" behind Power BI
  • It's just a SQL - Crash course on Synapse Serverless for T-SQL ninjas!
Craig Porteous
  • Build a perfectly governed Data Lake with Azure Purview
Pedro Reis
  • Getting Started with Power BI
  • From Power BI to Excel - The best of two worlds
  • "DAX" the way to do it
Bob Ward
  • SQL Edge to Cloud
Bradley Ball
  • Azure Synapse Analytics CI CD DevOps
  • ADX Azure Data Explorer - a complete overview
Will Velida
  • Deep Dive into C# Machine Learning with ML.NET
  • Developing Cosmos DB for the Enterprise
  • Developing HTAP Analytical Solutions with Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics
Eve Pardi, Alan Smith
  • Reinforcement Learning in gaming
  • Driving Adoption from the Requirements stage to the "What did we use before?" stage
Brandon Leach
  • A DBA's Guide to the Proper Handling of Corruption
  • SQL Server Configuration And Deployment With Powershell DSC
Jeff Iannucci
  • Mastering Digital Communication: Better Practices for Successful Interactions
  • Faster Transactions: Query Tuning for Data Manipulation
  • Breaking Bad Habits: Solutions for Common Query Antipatterns
Hugo Kornelis
  • From adaptive to intelligent: query processing in SQL 2019
  • Execution plans ... where do I start?
  • Debugging without debugger: investigating SQL Server's internal structures
Prince Kher
  • Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI
Ray Kim
  • Blogging for Success: Advancing your career by blogging
  • I lost my job! Now what?!? A survival guide for the unemployed
  • Networking 101: Building professional relationships
Jared Poche
  • Every Millisecond Counts
Deepthi Goguri
  • Method behind the magic of Indexes in SQL Server
Hasan Savran
  • Unexplored Features of SQL Server
  • Starting with Azure SQL Database Edge on Raspberry Pi
  • How does Azure Cosmos DB work under the hood?
Zoran Barac
  • SQL in Azure - IaaS vs PaaS
  • How to Choose the Optimal VM Size and Storage Configuration for your SQL Server on Azure VM (IaaS)
  • Migration path from SQL Server Instance on Azure VM (IaaS) towards Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS)
Glenn Daniels II
  • Why SMART Goal Setting is Dumb, The Science of Setting Goals
  • Essential Communication Skills for Leaders: Creating Constant and Never-Ending Improvement
David Suson
  • Fail Forward Faster Fearlessly - The 4 F's to Accelerate Achievement
  • Communicating with Clarity
  • 180 Degree Leadership featuring the MVP Leadership Model
  • All About Temporary Objects
  • Improving Analytics Performance With Columnstore Indexes
  • Building a Data Dictionary
Luis Beltran
  • Serverless mobile database access with Azure Functions, Xamarin and SQLAzure
  • Using your database for Machine Learning with ML.NET
  • Dockerize your Machine Learning models
Alexander Arvidsson
  • Talking to myself(?) - Lessons Learned From Presenting Online
  • Not My Problem(?) - Azure Networking 101 for Azure SQL Server DBAs
  • The Untruthful Art - Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
Frank Geisler
  • Living on the Edge: SQL Server Edge
  • Code Your Report Environment
  • Beginners Guide to Azure Data Studio
Ryan Booz
  • PostgreSQL for the SQL Server DBA: What to Know When You're Called In To Help!
Damir Matešić
  • MS SQL New functions, syntaxes, tips & tricks
  • Advanced data types – JSON
Kevin Feasel
  • A Slice of Time: Window Functions in SQL Server
  • Optimizing Backup Performance using Data Science Techniques
  • Approaching Zero: Minimizing Downtime During Deployments
Shane Welgama
  • The reason why DBAs just can't get OVER Window Functions
  • Lock Picking your SQL Server
  • The Function of Windowing Functions
  • Finding the Right Data Types
Erin Dempster
  • Introduction to Row Level Security
  • Data Shredding Framework with Azure Automation (PowerShell)
Eve Pardi
  • Predicting earthquake damages with Azure ML Workspace
  • Interpret-Text: Building trust and power with explainability
  • Azure DEVOPs CI/CD Pipeline & ADF
Gethyn Ellis
  • Pay less, get more, a guide to SQL Server Licensing
  • Top 5 Skills a DBA will need in 2021
Kevin Chant, Sander Stad
  • GitHub DevOps Duet - Redmond edition
  • Azure DevOps duet - Redmond edition
Amit Bansal
  • Developer Best Practices in SQL Server
  • SQL Server Memory Internals & Troubleshooting
  • 6 Query Tuning Techniques That Will Solve 75% Of Your Performance Problems
Terry McCann
  • Getting started with Machine learning in Python
  • DevOps for Data Science
  • Using AI to write conference session submissions
Dennes Torres
  • Advanced ETL with Power Query
  • Why Synapse Analytics is beyond Azure SQL Datawarehouse
  • Cloud Security: Secure Access from your Applications to Azure SQL
Magnus Ahlkvist
  • RBAR Bad. Sets good.
  • My romantic relation with Powershell generally and DBATools especially
  • Eight hours of work in 20 minutes.
  • Azure SQL DB Serverless, a new autonomous database?
Javier Villegas
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server environments using Free community tools
  • Performance Features in SQL Server and Azure SQL
  • Introduction to Azure SQL
Benni De Jagere
  • Power BI Dataflows? Why you need to implement it!
  • Keeping up with your Power BI Tenant Administration
  • Designing impactful visualisations for your data
Sagar Lad
  • Smart Security Scanner for Azure Data Platform
Clay Jackson
  • Unlock your Oracle data - Replication to Azure
Sebastiano Galazzo
  • Creating a photorealistic talking avatar using generative adversarial networks
Yitzhak David
  • Data virtualization with SQL Server 2019 PolyBase and integration with Power BI
  • SQL Server 2019 on containers and Kubernetes(k8s) from zero to an hero !
  • T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server 2019
Armando Lacerda
  • Azure SQL DB Hyperscale, the game has changed.
  • Synapse workspace connectivity
  • Azure Synapse Analytics - When a table is not just a table
Tracy Boggiano
  • SQL Server Configuration with dbatools and dbachecks
  • Mental Health and Wellness in IT: Safeguarding our most precious resource
Dèjì Akọ́mọláfẹ́
  • On-Premises or Hybrid Cloud? Questions That Matter When Virtualizing SQL Server on VMware vSphere
Mark Runyon
  • Elevating Your Career into IT Leadership
  • Getting Started as a Conference Speaker
  • The Countless Benefits of Mentoring