BRDNUG Meeting: February 12, 2020 (Louisiana Technology Park)

February .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

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An Introduction to Data Science With Python for Data Professionals

Sponsored By: Headspring
Headspring is a custom software development company that enables businesses to move faster, work better, and stand out. Our teams are made up of proven leaders and collaborators who offer full-stack expertise and guidance at every step. We’re driven by a set of core values that guides all of our decisions, from who we work for to the people we work with.

Main Presentation:

Crud, Another ETL Solution: Azure Data Factory

Brandon Brockhoeft

Spending too much time building and maintaining your data analytics and data warehousing applications, but don’t want to invest in a pricey commercial solution with licensing entanglements? Azure Data Factory is an alternative to writing something completely custom that plugs into lots of services and can be tailored where needed.

In this talk, you’ll learn how and why to leverage Azure Data Factory as the stepping stone for your organization’s ETL, ELT, and big data solutions. We’ll explore the distinguishing data and compute platforms that you’ll be able to use along with developer features like git source control and continuous delivery. You’ll even get to see a sample pipeline built in .NET and the Azure UI Designer that works with open data sources.

Brandon Brockhoeft is a career software engineer working primarily with Microsoft solutions with over 15 years of professional experience. He is an LSU alumnus and native of the Baton Rouge area. Brandon is employed as a Principal Consultant for Austin-based Headspring custom software consultancy. He has provided development and architecture technology solutions in the finance, state government, energy, and aerospace industries. Brandon’s functional expertise includes full-stack development, distributed architecture, real-time communication, DevOps and agile transformation, & mentoring.

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm: Presentations
7:15 pm – until: Open forum for questions

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100