Session Schedule

Session Schedule2019-01-07T06:25:51-05:00

Tuesday

No Sessions

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Foundations for the New DBA

Presented by: Peter Shore
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It doesn’t matter if you are a Junior DBA, an accidental DBA or all the way up to a Senior DBA, the infrastructure your SQL Server environment runs on is important. Many among the DBA community came in as developers or perhaps directly into database administration roles it is equally possible that...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

9:15 AM

Effective Data Visualization

Presented by: David Giard
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way. Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user. In this session, I will explain some of...

Room: Aloeswood / LeopardwoodTrack: DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Hacking Your Vacation: Using Data for Fun

Presented by: Becky Gandillon
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Data can be powerful, meaningful, AND fun. Making data-driven decisions can level up your family vacation from awful to awesome. In this session, attendees will walk through a specific example showing how to analyze various data sources to avoid crowds, save money, and piece together a Disney World...

Room: Salon E/DTrack: DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Dungeons, Dragons, and Graph Databases

Presented by: Guy Royse
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Are you an adventurer? Do you want gold? Experience? Levels? Of course you do! And where do you get these things? The dungeon, where else? That wonderful container of all things adventurous! But, unfortunately, dungeons aren't setup for the convenience of adventurers who wish to extract these fine...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: DataTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

A Perfect Ten: The Data Model

Presented by: Leslie Andrews
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Do you know what makes a great data model? What does it mean to be Third Normal Form or a Star Schema? When would you use one over the other and why? How can you identify bad designs? Join Leslie Andrews for a discussion on good and bad data models, and learn what you should do in order to create a...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Connecting Systems that Never Planned for Each Other - An Introduction to Apache NiFi

Presented by: David Snyder
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Apache NiFi can be described as a Swiss army knife for data flow programming. Joe Witt, the creator of NiFi, describes it as a "broker between systems that never knew to plan for each other". This session will illuminate the main features of Apache NiFi, expand on the problems it is best suited...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

RediSearch: Completing the Beyond SQL Story with Search

Presented by: Brian Sam-Bodden
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Do you automatically reach for a relational database for your application’s data needs? There is an unspoken impedance mismatch between expected rates of maturity between an application’s model and its data model. NoSQL/NewSQL and now “beyond SQL” solutions are often met with incredulity...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Finding Bigfoot with Redis + RediSearch

Presented by: Guy Royse
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bigfoot has been a staple of American folklore since the 19th century. Many are convinced that Bigfoot is real. Others suggest he’s merely a cultural phenomenon. And some just want to believe. There is even a group, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, that tracks Bigfoot sightings and...

Room: Salon A/HTrack: DataTags: OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

Stand Back; I'm going to try Data Science!

Presented by: Matt Eland
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Curious about data science and its relation to software engineering? Want to know how to dabble in artificial intelligence or machine learning side projects before taking the plunge? Come check out this session. In this session we'll explore the types of machine learning tasks as I share my own...

Room: Nile/OrangeTrack: DataTags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
2:45 PM

Moving Massive Mountains of Magnificent Data

Presented by: Barret Blake
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Data over here. Data over there. These days there are massive piles of data everywhere. Companies use many different systems. Those systems need to interact and share data to be useful. But how to get that data from place to place? Most of the time, what's built in to these various systems doesn't...

Room: CypressTrack: DataTags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview