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BCS Shropshire - Branch Event with Alex Whittles and Paul Andrew


Date: Wednesday 21st September - 6.30pm start


Venue: Visualisation Centre at The Marches Growth Hub, SB Building, Telford Innovation Campus, Shifnal Road, Priorslee, Telford, TF2 9NT
For Satellite Navigation the postcode to use is TF2 9NN


TITLE: BCS Shropshire - Branch Event and AGM 2016




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Data in the Microsoft Azure Cloud - Alex Whittles


Azure offers many great tools and services, but how to they fit together and what are your options when trying to architect an end to end Azure data platform? We'll take a high level look at the available Azure services, discussing what their capabilities are, how they fit together to build your cloud hosted data architecture. Covering Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Table Storage, Blob Storage, U-SQL, HDInsight, SQL Data Warehouse, Machine Learning, Power BI, Event Hub, Stream Analytics and more.


Building an End to End IoT Solution Using Raspberry Pi Sensors & Azure Cloud Services - Paul Andrew


The Internet of Things is the new kid on the block offering a wealth of possibilities for data streaming and rich analytics. Using a Raspberry Pi 3 we will take an end to end look at how to interact with the physical world collecting sensor values and feeding that data in real-time into cloud services for manipulation and consumption.


This will be a heavily demonstrated session looking at how such an environment can be setup using the Microsoft offerings including; Windows 10 IoT Core, a C# Universal Windows Platform application, an Azure IoT Event Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure SQL DB and Power BI. This is an overview of what’s possible, but showing exactly how to build such a simplified solution with a session which will be 90% demonstrations.


About the speakers:


Alex WhittlesAlex Whittles
"Alex is a Data Platform MVP, and is the owner and principle consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy in the UK with multinational clients in a variety of sectors. He specialises in all aspects of dimensional data modelling, data warehousing, ETL and cubes using the SQL Server stack. Alex has an MSc in Business Intelligence, is a chartered engineer, is on the organising committee for both SQLBits and SQL Relay, and leader of the Birmingham SQL Server User Group and the Birmingham Azure user group. Alex is also a regular speaker at many SQL Server events around the world including SQL Relay, SQL Bits, SQL Saturdays, 24 HOP and the PASS Summit."


Paul AndrewPaul Andrew
Paul has 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack in a variety of roles and industries. Now as the senior developer at Purple Frog Systems is focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) using Microsoft Azure and specialising in real-time data streaming. Paul is also an ambassador for the STEM Networking education in schools’ programme, an organiser of the Birmingham SQL Server and Azure user groups as well as a very active member within the SQL Server community.



Closing date for bookings is Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 2:30pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.