Lexington PASS

Welcome to PASS Lexington!

We are the Lexington/Central Kentucky chapter of PASS. If you work with SQL Server or any part of the Microsoft Data Platform, we're the professional organization for you! We meet regularly and host prominent speakers from the Microsoft Data Platform community discussing SQL Server, Azure, data visualization, and other topics. Come join us at Blue Stallion Brewing!

Next Meeting

Tuesday,

September

25

Lexington PASS September Meeting

  • In-Person @ 610 W 3rd Street Lexington, Kentucky, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

This is the September meeting for Lexington PASS - the Lexington/Central Kentucky chapter of PASS (formerly the Professional Association for SQL Server). We'll be getting together in the loft at Blue Stallion Brewing to meet other data professionals, network, and listen to Matt Gordon from DMI give his presentation on "Data To Impress Those That Sign The Checks - Azure Logic Apps, Social Media, and Sentiment Analysis". The meeting will begin with food and drink at 6:30 followed by Matt's talk at 7.

Featured Presentation:

Data To Impress Those That Sign The Checks - Azure Logic Apps, Social Media, and Sentiment Analysis

Matt Gordon, Data Platform Solution Architect DMI

The job of a data professional is evolving rapidly, driving many of us to platforms and technologies that were not on our radar screen a few months ago. I am certainly no exception to that trend. Most of us aren't just monitoring backups and tuning queries - we are collaborating with teams throughout the company to provide them data and insights that drive decisions. This presentation walks you through how a silly idea from a soccer podcast got me thinking about how Azure Logic Apps, sentiment analysis, and Azure SQL DB combine to provide potentially powerful insights to any company with a social media and sales presence. Join me as I walk you through building a solution that can impact your company's bottom line - and potentially yours too!

About Matt:
Matt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY PASS local group, a frequent community speaker, and speaker at PASS Summit 2017. He's also been named a 2018 Friend of Redgate and IDERA SQL Superstar. His original data professional role was as a database developer, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes that real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs.

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