Posts by Steph Locke

Solving Power BI pain points with R

Target Audience: Power BI users looking to improve their dashboards Abstract: This session will look at how PowerBI dashboard developers can use R to solve data import and data visualisation challenges. By the end of this session, you’ll know how you can use R to connect to more data sources, do sophisticated data transformation easily,…
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SQL Server and R for real-time predictions

Target Audience: People who need to know how data science models can be put into production Abstract: Embedding your R (and soon Python!) models in SQL Server enables you to add predictive capabilities to your applications and your analytics without adding expensive components or going outside your network via expensive API calls. In this demo-packed…
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[PRECON] R and Microsoft

Target Audience: People looking to use R in a Microsoft environment Abstract: This course is a practical introduction to using Microsoft products to take R code that works on your machine and making it work for many people at once. Participants will get an overview of available tools and build solutions in each tool. An…
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[PRECON] Introduction to R

Target Audience: Folks looking to get started with using R Abstract: This hands-on day is designed to get people up to speed with some of the fundamentals of R. You’ll learn the basics of data manipulation & visualisation, working with databases, and writing reusable code. R objects R coding – traditional and pipelines Table wrangling…
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Build your first bot – no code required!

Target Audience: Folks interested in getting hands-on in the emerging business trend of bots Abstract: Learn how to build a bot that will answer questions asked by users. Learn how to customise it and embed it on your website. Learn how to do all of this without having to write a single line of code.…
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Is the cloud cost effective?

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Target Audience: Seniors, architects, and managers looking to make a strategic assessment about moving to the cloud Abstract: Yes, the cloud is cool. Yes, it can be easy. But… will it save or even make the company money? That is the all important question! Learning to build a financial business case for a technology decision…
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From 0 to 1bn transactions a month on a shoestring budget

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Target Audience: People looking for real-world implementations of scalable data solutions in the cloud Abstract: Follow along with my six-month solo journey going from no infrastructure to an Azure distributed data platform that could process more than a billion transactions a month on less than £500 p/m. You won’t just see the super duper end…
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Preparing your business for data science

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Target Audience: Senior folks who’d be responsible for or involved in a data science initiative Abstract: So you’re thinking about doing implementing data science project in your business? You might be considering one or all of these options: Hiring a data scientist Using existing staff Engaging a consultant Like with most things in business, if…
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Statistics 101

Audio podcast: Enjoy the Podcast? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS Leave us a review in iTunes Target Audience: Anyone looking to understand basic statistics or get a refresher Abstract: We can be better at our jobs if we have a good grasp of basic statistics. It doesn’t matter if you’re…
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We need DataOps – NOW

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Target Audience: Anyone worried about the increasing amounts of data, change, & regulations faced in the data day job Abstract: For a long time, we were told: “there’s a GUI for that”. It’s led to DBAs struggling to cope with growing numbers of databases, BI people are groaning under the weight of complex ETL hand-crafted…
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