Triad SQL Business Intelligence User Group


The Triad SQL Business Intelligence Users Group is a forum where any one interested in the Microsoft business intelligence stack can meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by Microsoft BI professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.

All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Pizza and drinks are provided.

Please register on this site to be included on the latest newsletter and emails announcing our next meetings.

Next Meeting: Tue, Oct 27 2015

Triad PASS BI - October 2015 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

With Microsoft's recent purchase of Revolution Analytics, The R language is going to be integration into SQL Server 2016. Now is a good time to understand what the R language is all about and how it might help your business intelligence efforts.


UTC : Tue, Oct 27 2015 22:00 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Oct 27 2015 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Oct 27 2015 22:00 - 00:00


Inmar Building
635 Vine St.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introduction to R

Speaker: Jamie Dixon, Coder Chicken Software

Summary: R is a programming language that has exploded in popularity over the last several years to where it has become the lingua franca of the data science world. Recently, Microsoft announced that it purchased Revolution Analytics, a leading R company, and is introducing support for R in Sql Server 2016. In this session, we will take an introductory look at R from a DBA perspective. Topics we will cover are: • Why Should You Care? • R The Overview • R The Language • R in Action • Lessons in using R in the real world

About Jamie: Jamie Dixon writes code. That is what he does for his job and that is what he does for fun. He has worked in a series of positions and in a variety of industries. He is the former chair of his town’s Information Services Advisory Board and is on the board of his local .NET User Group (TRINUG). He has written articles for Make magazine, is a frequent blogger, and has been a Microsoft MVP since 2015 (F#/Visual Studio and Data Platform). He is the author of Mastering .NET Machine Learning (Packt 2016) and is authoring a series of upcoming videos on supervised machine learning techniques from Manning Press.


Please visit our sponsors at:



Contact Us:



Back to Top