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Abstract: If you’re a user or administrator of Microsoft data products like SQL Server, then this session will help you get on the road towards a career as a data scientist. In this session, Kevin, a veteran Microsoft Data Platform MVP and popular international speaker, will take you on a tour of Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process(TDSP), revealing Microsoft’s systematic approach to building applications which empowers teams of data scientists to collaborate effectively over the full life cycle of activities needed to turn these applications into full-fledged products. We will also explorer commonly used Microsoft products for data science, including Cortana Intelligence Suite, R Server, and utilities like Data Exploration Analytics and Reporting (IDEAR), for interactive data exploration, and Automated Modeling and Reporting tool, for Machine Learning (ML) models.
Summary: An intro into the Microsoft Team Data Science Process, the Cortana Intelligence Suite, and Machine Learning in R for the creation of a full-fledged data science solution. This curriculum overview helps a data professional to morph into a data science professional.

Speaker Bio:
Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as a principal program manager at SentryOne, a leading vendor of database tools for the Microsoft data platform. A Microsoft data platform MVP since 2003, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS. He has written/co-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell.  Kevin is a monthly columnist for DBTA magazine.  Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, data and database technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization.  Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite, the PASS Summit, Oracle OpenWorld, SQLBits, and IT/Dev Connections. He tweets at @kekline.
10/17/2019 1:00 PM
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Strategic PDU until 10/22/2021!*

The project management field out there is pretty crowded out there. Its no longer enough to be just really good at what you do.  You have to be more.  It’s no longer build it on time, on scope and budget.   You have to add value over and above the normal requirements of project managers.
So how do we add value?  How do we stand out in the crowd?  How do we get recognized in this very crowded field?
Our speaker will get us thinking about what we can do to innovate our careers and get to the next level.
Key Take-Aways:
- What is our industry looking for in a project manager these days?
- How can we stand up and be recognized in a crowded field?
- What do I need to do to ensure career success as a project manager?

About the Speaker:
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 6 books and education advisor. 

He specializes in helping people and organizations Execute to the Plan by creating healthy projects and strategies.
 
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America. 
10/22/2019 1:00 PM
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Interested in learning more about serverless computing and how you can use it in AWS? In this webinar, Dan Wahlin will walk you through the core concepts you need to know to get started using AWS Lambda. Learn how about the benefits of serverless, how to create your first function, the role of API Gateway, event trigger options, how to integrate with other AWS services, deployment options, and more.

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Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
10/25/2019 1:00 PM
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*This webinar can be claimed for .5 Leadership PDU, self-reported in multi-media, until 11/1/2021.* 

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said" - Peter Drucker
In Part 1 of our series on communication breakdown we looked at how to prevent problems from happening in the first place. In Part 2 we'll help you recognize the early nonverbal warning signs that things are going awry. You'll walk away better able to recognize what others are feeling, helping you proactively address problems before they get out of hand.

About Jeff:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
11/1/2019 1:00 PM
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Communication
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Design Thinking begins with empathy. JTBD focuses on what a customer wants to accomplish. Both of these methods start in the right place, but in practice this place is only visited for a couple of days. There's no time in the design/develop cycle for much more than that. But the problem space is not a part of ideation, prototypes, testing, or development cycles. The problem space is only about a person’s larger purpose, unrelated to any organization, product, or service. It's the larger purpose that brings the power to the beginning of Design Thinking and JTBD. The larger purpose is something you can understand at depth, but only if you take time to develop empathy first. Most teams try walking in someone’s shoes based on assumptions. Furthermore, empathy isn't what you may think it is. Indi will review examples of common assumptions and introduce you to deeper methods that allow your team to find gaps & weaknesses in existing offerings as well as innovate for audiences you were completely unaware of.

Bio: Indi Young
Indi is a freelance researcher who coaches, writes, and teaches about inclusive software strategy. Her work is rooted in the problem space, which she separates completely from any ideation, prototypes, testing, or development. Indi pioneered mental model diagrams and thinking styles to help teams truly pay attention to people, without letting cognitive bias and assumptions creep in. In 2008, her book Mental Models, introducing he problem space research method, was published. Her second book, Practical Empathy, was released in 2015, and she narrated it for Audible in 2016. Her next book is due out in 2019. She runs a series of advanced online training about the importance of pushing the boundaries of your perspective. She began her career as a software engineer, moved into interaction design, worked with early tablets, and was one of the founders of Adaptive Path, the pioneering UX agency responsible for knowledge sharing via many channels. You can follow her on Twitter @indiyoung and access many resources on Medium medium.com/inclusive-software and her website indiyoung.com.
11/5/2019 1:00 PM
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You can find lots of on-line advice about how to migrate a SQL Server workload to the cloud, including our own videos and white papers. But no matter what you’ve heard, there are three tasks in a well-planned migration to the cloud that take a lot of work and elbow grease:
• Cleansing your existing data
• Moving the data into the cloud
• Running the current on-premises SQL Server workload in parallel with the cloud workload as it comes online
In this webinar, we will show you the most common approaches to completing these essential tasks, which are mini-projects unto themselves, and then we’ll show you tools that make these challenging tasks much faster and easier.
By attending this session, you will learn the processes and skills used by the top experts and consultants in the business when migrating an on-premises SQL Server workload to the cloud. This will enable you and your IT team to spend less time on the drudgery of a cloud migration project and more of your limited time adding value to the enterprise.

About the Speaker:
Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works and is a member of the SentryOne advisory board. Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts. He is the author of more than fifteen technical books. Brian has spoken at dozens of conferences like PASS, SQL Connections, and TechEd and many Code Camps. He has receiveda number of awards from the state, governor, and press, including the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). He is on the board of the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation.
11/21/2019 1:00 PM
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Learn how to build a basic PowerApp solution using an existing data set, and have PowerApps build an app around it for you. Explore web.powerapps.com, where the majority of your PowerApps management is hosted, and view the existing templates and analytics.
 
Brian Knight
Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works and is a member of the SentryOne advisory board. Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts. He is the author of more than fifteen technical books. Brian has spoken at dozens of conferences like PASS, SQL Connections, and TechEd and many Code Camps. He has receiveda number of awards from the state, governor, and press, including the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). He is on the board of the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation.
1/21/2020 1:00 PM
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Data; Database; Business Intelligence

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