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Join us every 3rd Wednesday of every month between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, where we network and discuss Microsoft Data Platform topics. Our monthly meetings are FREE, casual and EVERYONE is welcome. Hope to see you very soon!!!

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#SQLMalibu: Data Science Path by Kevin Kline

  • In-Person & Online @ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, California, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

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Featured Presentation:

The Database Professional's Guide to the Data Science Path using the Microsoft Data Platform

If you’re a user or administrator of Microsoft data products like SQL Server, then this session will help you get on the road towards a career as a data scientist. In this session, Kevin, a veteran Microsoft Data Platform MVP and popular international speaker, will take you on a tour of Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process(TDSP), revealing Microsoft’s systematic approach to building applications which empowers teams of data scientists to collaborate effectively over the full life cycle of activities needed to turn these applications into full-fledged products. We will also explore commonly used Microsoft products for data science, including Cortana Intelligence Suite, R Server, and utilities like Data Exploration Analytics and Reporting (IDEAR), for interactive data exploration, and Automated Modeling and Reporting tool, for Machine Learning (ML) models. Summary: An intro into the Microsoft Team Data Science Process, the Cortana Intelligence Suite, and Machine Learning in R for the creation of a full-fledged data science solution. This curriculum overview helps a data professional to morph into a data science professional.


About Kevin:

Kevin Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran currently serving as the Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, a leading vendor of database tools. A Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2003, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of the Professional Association for SQL Server. He has authored more than ten books, including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin contributes a monthly column to Database Trends magazine. Kevin is a top-rated speaker on technology and professional development topics at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft Ignite/TechEd, the PASS Summit, DevTeach, Oracle OpenWorld, and IT/Dev Connections. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at

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