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.

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Next Meeting: Tue, Oct 29 2019

Becoming a Data Scientist

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

You've heard the hype, come find out what it takes to become a data scientist! We'll have pizza and drinks starting at 6 pm and our featured session will begin at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there!


UTC : Tue, Oct 29 2019 10:00 - 12:00
Event Time : Tue, Oct 29 2019 06:00 - 08:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Oct 29 2019 10:00 - 12:00


4821 Koger Blvd

Greensboro, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Becoming a Data Scientist

Speaker: Shannon Lowder, Lead Data Analytics Consultant Allegient

Summary: You’ve all heard about data scientists, and seen job postings for them. But what is the job like, really? Let me share the story of my first official data science project. While sharing the story I’ll stop to point out the skills used that many DBAs, PowerShell junkies, BI developers and architects already have. There may be a few new topics you’ll want to pick up. This is a show and tell session. It’s my hope that you come away with a better understanding of what a data scientist is, and be able to measure how far between where you are and your own first project.

About Shannon: For over 15 years Shannon Lowder has been spotting patterns and learning ways to work smarter instead of harder. He started with development and moved into database administration. Using TSQL, Database Jobs and PowerShell, he automated himself out of contracts quickly. As Business Intelligence became a greater demand, he moved into SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS development. Early on, he tried using PowerShell and .Net to automate BI Development. Later those efforts turned to Biml. After founding a startup six years ago, he finds himself a data platform consultant, designing and guiding other professionals to build highly automated enterprise solutions. Today, he is a Biml Hero candidate and is awaiting the final approval for the award.


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