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June 2017

Azure Cape Town June Meetup

June 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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This is a group for anyone interested in Cloud computing, with a specific focus on Microsoft's Azure platform. We aim to connect and grow people with similar interests (the Azure platform and accompanying services) to connect and develop their knowledge by sharing experiences. Agenda: • Welcome & Meet and Greet • Session #1: Whats new in Azure (Lourens/Gary/Edward) • Session #2: Azure Site Recovery - Migration Experience (Gavin Visser) • Session #3: HDInsight (Dirk Brand) • Speaker/Topic Nominations • Q&A…

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BI Intellicape June Meetup

June 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town Campus, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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Good Day professionals! June sees  Stefan la Grange presenting a talk on Industrial Data Management  The world is currently experiencing the 4th Industrial Revolution. Factories are getting smarter, processes automated and systems improved by machine learning. The key component that makes it all happen is data, no matter if it is big, medium or small! In this session we will have a look at the Wonderware© Historian©, a SQL Server-based data gathering and analysis tool used in industries today. Bio: …

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SQLCape June Meetup

June 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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Good Day Professionals! This month we have Conrad Masche presenting on SQL Server 2017 SSIS Scale Out Configuration In SQL 2017 they have finally added SSIS Scale Out! In this session we will see how to configure items for both the ScaleOutMaster and ScaleOutWorker along with some important views and stored procedures related to the SSISDB database. Bio: Conrad Masche is a Data Platform Consultant for Northern Data working on Data Warehousing and integration solutions for Rhodes Food Group. He…

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Big Data Cape Town June Meetup

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few beers, pizza and networking. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: events@dataconomy.com. We hope to see you there for another night of great talks, beers and some networking! Register via Eventbrite!

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July 2017

SQLCape July Meetup

July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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Feature Engineering for Machine Learning Abstract: With the current machine learning toolsets, algorithm selection and tuning can be automated. The data scientist improves matters most effectively during data exploration and feature building. Appropriate feature engineering sets models up for success. This is demonstrated by showing how features were processed in a healthcare predictive model, where a model predicted length of stay in hospital and a graduate performance model, where training data were used to predict later performance. Bio: I studied…

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August 2017

BI Intellicape August Meetup

August 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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Good day Professionals! This month our speaker will be Eric Bauer Eric Bauer is the founder of ITXedge (Pty) Ltd, a Microsoft Certified Cloud Partner specializing in Cloud Productivity, Consulting and Training company headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. ITXedge focuses on business technology adoption of Microsoft Cloud services and specializes in Office 365, Power BI and CRM Online in person group or individual user enablement courses. Eric will deliver a session that focuses on these topics • Microsoft and…

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SQLCape August Meetup

August 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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In this months meetup we have Laerte Junior speaking about Automating Your SQL Server Best Practice Document using PowerShell. Abstract: A DBA in charge of a whole lot of databases and servers has to check regularly that there are no likelihood of problems. The task is well suited for automation as workload increases. But be honest. Have you tried to do that with copy and paste in a Word Document ? If yes, you know how painful and how many…

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October 2017

Cape Town PowerBI October Meetup

October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Workshop 17, 17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape 8002 South Africa
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Hi there PowerBI Rangers, We took a little break and are eager to get our events going again on a regular basis. Power BI has made some significant improvements over the last couple of months and we are very excited to share some new ideas with you. Please join us this October for a very interesting session on Visual Impact and the Power BI Portal. Agenda: Part 1 (17:30 - 18:15): Explore techniques to create beautiful and interesting info graphics…

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BI Intellicape October Meetup

October 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Microsoft Cape Town, 2nd Floor, Engen House, Raapenburg Road, Mowbray
Cape Town, South Africa
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Good day Professionals! Ever feel like you are doing the same thing over and over again when creating SSIS packages? Well, there is a better way. This month Jeanne Combrinck will be talking about the magical world of BIML and showing us how it can help transform your environment, increase productivity and reduce errors. Jeanne is a Senior SQL Developer at Wonga and a veteran speaker at IntelliCape and SQLCape. She speaks regularly at SQLSaturdays and is instrumental in the…

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Big Data Cape Town October

October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few beers, pizza and networking. We look forward to seeing you there! Schedule 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration 6:00 - 6:15 PM: Introduction Talk by Jeanne Combrinck, Brand Ambassador of Dataconomy Media 6:15 - 6:50 PM: Julian Thomas Abstract: Adding value to everyone from business and management through to architects to developers and analysts, by focusing on defining key…

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