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English, Technology, 7 seasons, 338 episodes, 6 days, 8 minutes
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Data Driven: the podcast where we explore the emerging field of Data Science. We bring the best minds in Data, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence right to you every Tuesday. The field of data science mashes up the worlds of statistics, database architecture and software engineering. Data Scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business Review, as 'the sexiest job of the 21st century.' A quick search of job search sites reveal that this field is in high demand. In a world where Data is the new Oil, Data Science the new Refineries, consider this Car Talk for the Data Age. Every week we bring the best minds in this emerging field straight to you. Our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners so that they can be prepared to thrive in a Data Driven world.
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*DataPoint* Is Hardware the Next Frontier in AI?

In this Data Point, Frank share his "aha" moment from the MLADS keynote this morning.
11/20/20193 minutes, 12 seconds
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*DataPoint* Leaving PASS 2019

In this Data Point, Andy reflects on all the new announcements and happenings this week. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/535717323652790/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV . Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.
11/10/20191 minute, 33 seconds
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*DataPoint* Pinal and Kevin

In this Data Point, Andy talks to Pinal and Kevin about SQL Server messes and good SEO. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see.Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/2427637377454643/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.
11/10/20192 minutes
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*DataPoint* Live from the PASS Summit 2019 Expo Hall

Andy walks around the PASS Sumitt 2019 expo floor and bumps into his favorite editor to brainstorm some new book ideas. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/3136932926333654/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV . Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.  
11/8/20194 minutes, 16 seconds
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*DataPoint* Go Behind the Scenes of PASS 2019 with Andy

In this Data Point, Andy takes you behind the scenes of the PASS 2019 Summit on his way to his presentation. The livestream of the session Andy’s walking to is at http://franksworld.com/2019/11/06/ssis-devops-and-azure-containers/ This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/2418536671736052/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV . Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.        
11/7/20192 minutes, 42 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Talks to CozyRoc Co-Founder Ivan Peev

In this Data Point, Andy chats with CozyRoc co-founder Ivan Peev while roaming the expo floor at PASS 2019 Summit. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at  https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/714319039080872/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV. Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.
11/7/20193 minutes, 48 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Speaks with SentryOne CEO Bob Potter

In this Data Point, Andy chats with SentryOne CEO Bob Potter while roaming the expo floor at PASS 2019 Summit. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/2362966150499722/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV. Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.
11/7/20192 minutes, 56 seconds
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*DataPoint* Hanging Out with #SQLGeeks at PASS 2019

In this Data Point, Andy chats with SQL GEEKs while roaming the expo floor at PASS 2019 Summit. This is part of our on going coverage of PASS 2019 Summit. Let us know in the comments how we’re doing and what you’d like to see. Live video version of this Data Point is at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/538984283584445/ Watch all our live videos at https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV. Like us on Facebook to be notified of when we go live.
11/7/20193 minutes, 55 seconds
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*DataPoint* PASS 2019 Welcome Reception

In this Data Point, Andy bumps into some familiar faces on the way to the PASS 2019 Welcome Reception where Grant Fritchey kicks off the festivities. Link to CozyRoc Fun fact: Frank used to work with Grant Fritchey back in the 90s at a large investment bank on Wall Street. Small World. Video version available at: https://www.facebook.com/DataDrivenTV/videos/790212794754980/
11/6/20193 minutes, 44 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Arrives at PASS 2019

In this Data Point, we follow Andy as he walks his way through PASS 2019 registration and into the rarefied air of the speakers’ area.
11/6/201910 minutes, 10 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy is on the Way to Seattle for PASS 2019

In this Data Point, Andy talks to us outside of a Waffle House in Raleigh about announcements from Ignite and his upcoming trip to the PASS Summit.   Transcript (experimental) Hey all this is Andy an this is the beginning. Well, not really. It’s kind of in the middle of my trip to PASS Summit, 2019 looking forward to getting out to Seattle, catching up with old friends, making new friends. And we’re in my Redgate shirt today friend of Redgate Awesome company. Love you guys looking forward to seeing you all too. And I am in Raleigh. I am at Waffle House. No one who knows me will be surprised by that. And. I’m going to grab a quick bite to eat catch the first flight. And I’ve gotta connect and of course, every now and then I Get Lucky and get a direct flight from RDU to Seattle but exciting news out of ignite yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance to watch those keynotes. You can watch him on YouTube. They’re all over such a an the crew dropped a bunch of announcements about new cool tech coming out very impressed. I was very impressed by a lot of what I saw there. SQL Azure SQL, DW has been rebranded that was a big one. Just looking at this whole approach where they seem to be using the technology that they built to stack new technology on Top of it absolutely love that approach. This is the little individual units of technology are like design patterns and seeing them put those design patterns together in these little chunks together. I liken it to Legos. And they built the you know the bottom layers already and now they’re building on Top of that it’s pretty cool stuff. And you know, there’s a lot of marketing mix in their marketing is not a bad thing, but from a technology standpoint if it does any of what they said it does it still pretty good leap forward an I’m sure that it does it probably does more than they mentioned so as I head out this morning to breakfast. I hope all of you are having a great day. If you can’t make it just passed summit. There’s past TV and they’ll be showing the key notes from the past summit, you can watch the ignite. Keynotes as well, and it’s going to be a neat week, Anna in technology, so you’ll be good.
11/5/20192 minutes, 23 seconds
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*DataPoint* In Defense of Siraj Raval

In this DataPoint, Frank explains why Siraj Raval has been and still can be a force for good and the democratization of AI.
10/22/20197 minutes, 11 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from SQLBI Saturday Atlanta with Patrick Leblanc

In this DataPoint, Andy talks with Patrick Leblanc about some of the AI features of PowerBI live from SQL BI Saturday Atlanta.
10/20/20191 minute, 15 seconds
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*Special* Neural Networks from the Ground Up

Continuing our live coverage of Azure Data Fest Fall 2019 in Reston is this session by Frank La Vigne. Neural Networks from the Ground Up Neural networks are an essential element of many advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. However, few people understand the core mathematical or structural underpinnings of this concept. In this session, learn the basic structure of neural networks and how to build out a simple neural network from scratch with Python. This episode was recorded live at the Azure Data Fest in Reston, VA on Oct 11, 2019. You can watch the entire live stream here: http://franksworld.com/2019/10/11/azure-data-fest-reston-live-stream/
10/15/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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*Special* Linux on Azure with James Genus, Jr

Continuing our live coverage of Azure Data Fest Fall 2019 in Reston is this session by James Genus, Jr on Linux on Azure. About the Speaker: James Genus Jr. has been working in technology for 25+ years across many industries including commercial, public and non-profit sectors. In 1997, he started using Linux which led to eventually working for Red Hat. Currently, he works for Microsoft as an Azure Cloud Solution Architect. This episode was recorded live at the Azure Data Fest in Reston, VA on Oct 11, 2019. You can watch the entire live stream here: http://franksworld.com/2019/10/11/azure-data-fest-reston-live-stream/
10/15/201953 minutes, 44 seconds
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*Special* Global Application Deployment for Scalability and Availability

Jay Kumar presents “Global Application Deployment for Scalability and Availability.” A case study of app deployment in Azure using our PaaS services for high availability and scalability. This session will cover a deployment of a globally available application architecture and best practices. This episode was recorded live at the Azure Data Fest in Reston, VA on Oct 11, 2019. You can watch the entire live stream here: http://franksworld.com/2019/10/11/azure-data-fest-reston-live-stream/
10/12/201958 minutes, 1 second
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*Special* Azure Databricks Recommendations with Todd Dube & Julia Barnhart

In this special episode, Todd Dube & Julia Barnhart share their real world experiences with Azure Databricks working on a Fortune 500 website. This episode was recorded live at the Azure Data Fest in Reston, VA on Oct 11, 2019. You can watch the entire live stream here: http://franksworld.com/2019/10/11/azure-data-fest-reston-live-stream/
10/12/201957 minutes, 12 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from Azure Data Fest Reston 2019 with Joel Cochran

In this Data Point recorded live at Azure Data Fest Reston Fall 2019, Frank talk with Joel Cochran about Azure Data Factory, Billiards, and how there’s no school like the old school. Original show with Joel: http://datadriven.tv/joel-cochran-data-politics-law-school-billiards/
10/11/20198 minutes, 29 seconds
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*DataPoint* Asynchronous is the New Customer Experience

In this Data Point, Frank explains why Amazon is winning the retail game and how you should transform your business to serve customers asynchronously or risk being left behind.
10/8/20197 minutes, 54 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from SQL Saturday Pittsburgh with Bill Wolf, His Motorcycle, and That

In this Data Point, Andy talks with Bill Wolf about SQL Saturday Pittsburgh, motorcycles, and the local slang.
10/7/20195 minutes, 13 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from SQL Trail 2019 with Devin Jaswal

In this DataPoint, Frank talks with fellow Cloud Solution Architect, Devin Jaswal, about the SQL Trail conference in Richmond, VA and serverless SQL.
10/5/20195 minutes, 10 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from Strata with Matt Kirk

In this DataPoint, Frank runs into Matt Kirk on the expo floor at Strata NYC.
9/26/20193 minutes, 23 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from Strata NYC

Frank is at the Strata NYC conference today working the Microsoft booth. Stop by and say hello!
9/25/20191 minute, 31 seconds
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*DataPoint* R vs Python – an Unexpected Perspective

In this Data Point, Frank talks about his new found respect for the R language.
9/25/20195 minutes, 9 seconds
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*DataPoint* Back from Vegas and a Data Warehousing OpenHack

In this DataPoint, Frank reflects on how useful DataBricks is in a data warehousing environment. That and the importance of coffee after a red eye flight.
9/21/20191 minute, 28 seconds
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*DataPoint* Gem Mining is a Lot Like Data Mining

This week Frank is on vacation with his family in the North Carolina mountains where gem mining is a popular activity. Ever the data geek, he notes the similarities between data mining and gem mining.
8/31/20193 minutes, 53 seconds
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Listener Mail: NoLock, Virtual Summits, and the Scientific Method

In this episode, Frank and Andy answer some your questions! Show notes coming soon!
8/6/201958 minutes, 54 seconds
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Brent Ozar on NoLock, Stoicism, and Playing Country Music Backwards (S3E2)

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy catch up with Brent Ozar and have a laugh or two at Silverlight&#8217;s expense, NoLock, and playing country music backwards. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Season 3 opened with John Lee Dumas aka JLD ([01:30]) Data Soup Summit ([02:00]) Introducting Brent Ozar ([05:00]) &#8220;Get out there!&#8221; &#8211; Brent Ozar ([08:30]) Data work pays better. ([13:45]) Brent started in hotel management ([15:00]) Data is the new oil&#8230; but we should avoid spills. ([16:15]) &#8220;The job is getting harder, not easier.&#8221; ([18:30]) The &#8220;Aha&#8221; moment and ER analogy. ([21:30]) Brent&#8217;s quote voice&#8230; ([22:00]) Brent&#8217;s &#8220;Bad News Doctor&#8221; voice ([22:45]) Andy throws NoLock under the bus. Brent helps. ([23:12]) On shrinking databases&#8230; ([24:30]) NoSQL ([26:30]) Name-drop: Buck Woody ([28:30]) Name-drop: Scott Hanselman ([29:00]) Ballerina Princess ([32:20]) Brent likes to travel. ([34:45]) &#8220;No one comes to me for a good time&#8230;&#8221; ([36:20]) The data is the choke-point. Again. ([38:30]) On Google Glass ([39:45]) On Past Brent&#8230; ([41:00]) Name-drop: Brian Kelley ([41:30]) &#8220;We&#8217;re published. It&#8217;s a license to spell.&#8221; ([42:10]) Book Reference: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ([43:45]) Social Radar ([44:45]) Regarding iTunes&#8230; ([45:00]) Brent is into restaurants. ([46:45]) Andy&#8217;s Brent Story&#8230; ([48:15]) Brent is here to help. ([50:00]) On paying it forward&#8230; ([51:30]) &#8220;This looks like an engineer built it&#8221; is not a compliment. ([52:30]) Learn more about Brent at <a href="https://brentozar.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
7/30/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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*DataPoint* Here’s a Retailer that Knows How to Compete in the Amazon World

In the post-Amazon economy, all brick and mortar retailers are struggling. Some have outright failed and others on the brink. However, there are a few outliers that refuse to go down without a fight and are actually innovating. In this DataPoint, Frank notes one that has actually turned physical location to its advantage by helping Amazon process returns!
7/29/20195 minutes, 57 seconds
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Inspiration with John Lee Dumas and Tech Intensity with Data Soup

As we begin season 3 of Data Driven, Frank and Andy wanted to bring it back to the guy who inspired the entire show: John Lee Dumas. Although not yet quite a household name, JLD as he&#8217;s known to his fans, is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. With over 2000 episodes, 1 million + listens a month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. Not to stop there, the Data Driven dynamic duo want to bring the heat and turn up the tech intensity levels to 11 with a virtual summit that covers everything data from soup to nuts. To that end, we are launching the Data Soup Virtual Summit. And are souper excited to give Data Driven Listeners a Discount (70% until Aug 5, 2019; 50% afterwards). Back in the day &#8211; Richmond .Net Users Group, now Azure Richmond, and Richmond SQL Server Users Group. Rick and Morty Tech Intensity John Lee Dumas! Entrepreneurs on Fire Age of the Entrepreneur movie Think and Grow Rich movie Pat Flynn &#8211; Smart Passive Income Love this: &#8220;What gets measured gets managed.&#8221; &#8211; Peter Drucker EOFire.com &#8220;Data is either part of your business plan or part of your going-out-of-business plan.&#8221; &#8211; Frank Announcing Data Soup Summit &#8211; a new virtual summit! Featuring: Reza Rad, author of Pro Power BI Architecture Nick Harris Cathrine Wilhelmsen, co-author of The Biml Book Tim McAliley Dr. Leila Etaati, author of Machine Learning with Microsoft Technologies...
7/23/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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*DataPoint* Season 3 is Coming

In this DataPoint, Andy teases some details on Data Driven Season 3, which is set to launch Tuesday, July 23rd along with another special project that we&#8217;ve been working on.
7/22/20192 minutes, 5 seconds
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*DataPoint* Amazon to Retrain Its Employees. Why That’s Big Deal.

Recently, Amazon announced that it will spend $700 Million (USD) to retrain its employees. Why are they doing this? Simple: automation. They know that a displaced workforce would be bad political mojo at a time when the giant is facing increasing calls for regulation, even potential anti-trust action. Anti-trust laws in the US were made largely in reaction to the Standard Oil Company and its founder John D. Rockefeller. In this DataPoint, Frank notes how Jeff Bezos just may be the Rockefeller of our day.
7/19/20195 minutes, 18 seconds
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*DataPoint* Frank and Andy in the Same Place, Big Plans for Season 3, and is Frank the Forrest Gump of Data Science

Frank and Andy are in the same place for the first time in a while, so they meet up to plan season 3 of Data Driven.
6/15/201914 minutes, 8 seconds
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*DataPoint* Knowledge Mining Open Hack

I&#8217;m at an OpenHack today learning about Knowledge Mining.
6/11/20192 minutes, 7 seconds
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*DataPoint* Celebrating 2 Years of Data Driven

In this Data Point, Frank marks the two year anniversary of Data Driven&#8217;s launch and talks about the future.
6/5/20193 minutes, 26 seconds
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*DataPoint* What If We Lie to the Machines?

In this Data Point, Andy ponders the ethics of lying to the machines, how that adds bias, and what the consequences may be.
5/22/20191 minute, 32 seconds
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*DataPoint* Retooling Workers and Getting Ready for Lifelong Learning

In this Data Point, Andy discusses our recent interview with Anders Schneiderman, What&#8217;s it going to take for neglected communities to come back to life? How are workers going to be retooled? What&#8217;s the practical application here?
5/21/20193 minutes, 7 seconds
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Anders Schneiderman on Why We Need to Prepare Communities for the Future of Work

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Anders Schneiderman (LinkedIn), founder of Makers All and author of a report titled How to Help Communities Transform Emerging Tech So They Can Shape Their Destinies.
5/9/20191 hour, 8 minutes
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*DataPoint* Medical Data Engineering

Quick DataPoint today to make you aware that Kent Bradshaw &#8211; a data scientist who works with me at Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics &#8211; and I are delivering a free webinar titled Loading Medical Data with SSIS Wednesday 17 Apr 2019 at [12:00] PM EDT.
4/10/201931 seconds
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*DataPoint* Chatbot Workshop

In this Data Point, Frank talks about a new offering: the Chatbot Workshop as well as his journey from bot-skeptic to bot-evangelist. Here&#8217;s the book I referenced in the DataPoint
4/5/20196 minutes, 47 seconds
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*DataPoint* SSIS and Containers

Andy has been working on a way to test SSIS package execution in Windows containers using the SSIS Catalog. That&#8217;s a lot of moving parts, which made for a lot of blog posts. Watch the video from the Data Driven TV Facebook page: Read the series at andyleonard.blog: Part 0 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Enjoy! :{&gt;
4/5/20192 minutes, 41 seconds
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*DataPoint* AI Will Impact Every Business

In this Data Point, Frank ponders the wider impact on jobs and businesses related to self-driving cars that are not immediately obvious. From driving schools to truck stops, everyone will feel the change. The question then becomes: how can we prepare the workforce for the impending upheaval in the job market? Will teaching to the test cut it? Or are we going to have to make learning play and play learning? Show Notes: Workforce Show interview with Frank on &#8220;Breaking the AI Code&#8221;
4/2/20194 minutes, 46 seconds
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*DataPoint* Chuck E. Cheese is Watching You

In this DataPoint, Frank discovers that Chuck E. Cheese is tracking game playing statistics with the use of RFID cards and how to look up your own data with their in store kiosks. &nbsp;
4/1/20191 minute, 58 seconds
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*DataPoint* The Eve of Disruption

While grabbing coffee at a recently renovated McDonald&#8217;s, Frank ponders the future of work: both low-skill and higher skill work. There&#8217;s going to be no hiding from this: we are truly on the Eve of Disruption, where AI will impact everyone everywhere. It&#8217;s not all gloom and doom and there might be a strategy to survive and even thrive now and in the next economy.
3/21/20199 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch on AI, Enterprises, and Startups

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to two guests, Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch, co-founders of Cognilytica and co-hosts of the AI Today podcast. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Cognilytica is amazing!([04:00]) All chatbots are dumb &#8211; for now. ([09:00]) Machine Learning vs. Machine Reasoning ([11:30]) The DIKUW Pyramid ([11:55]) More about Knowledge Graph&#8230; ([14:00]) More about Common Sense&#8230; ([15:00]) On generalization ([16:05]) ML and the Elephant in the Room ([16:22]) Movie reference: Guardians of the Galaxy ([17:00]) How did the AI Today podcast get started? ([18:00]) AI Today podcast with Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist at Boeing ([19:44]) Is AI retro? ([22:50]) Movie Reference: Short Circuit ([23:30]) Did you find data or did data find you? (0[25:00]) Tech Breakfast DC ([28:30]) AOL plug ([31:25]) What&#8217;s your favorite part of your current gig? ([32:00]) More about pseudo-AI&#8230; ([33:45]) Shout-out to Brent Ozar (just not by name) ([38:00]) When I&#8217;m not working, I enjoy ___? ([39:45]) I think the coolest thing in technology is ___? ([41:12]) Bubble programming language ([42:15]) I look forward to the day when I can use technology to ___. ([45:00]) &#8220;Don&#8217;t overshare&#8230;&#8221; ([46:30]) <a...
3/5/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Frank and Andy Mix Things Up and Try Not Get Blocked on Twitter

Frank and Andy mix things up a bit and talk about running R in SQL Azure, becoming Anti-Fragile, Appalachia, and how they got blocked by a big time blogger. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Andy and Frank agree The Expanse is well-written. ([02:00]) Frank&#8217;s super-secret conference&#8230; wasn&#8217;t. ([04:00]) You should definitely check out Franks World ([04:30]) Keep up with Azure Data Fest on Twitter ([05:00]) AI Super-Powers ([05:20]) Frank and Andy &#8220;learned a lot&#8221; when we tried to land a &#8220;big fish&#8221;&#8230; ([05:40]) &#8230; and were blocked on Twitter ([06:15]) (It&#8217;s all Andy&#8217;s fault. Frank&#8217;s Twitter block was collateral damage.) ([06:30]) Frank is a Microsoft AI Ambassador ([07:15]) Check out the show with Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch on AI, Enterprises, and Startups ([08:00]) Shoutout to Milena Rodban and her show on Geopolitical Risk, Cybersecurity, and Tennis ([08:30]) Milena&#8217;s LinkedIn article ([09:15]) DIVE DIVE DIVE ([10:00]) &#8220;R-uh&#8221; ([10:45]) Kent&#8217;s show ([11:00]) Frank has another certification: AI ([11:15]) &#8220;No brakes on the F train&#8230;&#8221; ([12:00]) Frank has 36 certifications in the past 2.5 years ([12:30]) COBOL mentioned&#8230; ([13:00]) Regarding &#8220;SELECT *&#8230;&#8221; ([14:15]) More information about Azure Data Explorer ([15:30]) On dataframes&#8230; ([17:30]) Setting up R in Azure ([18:00]) Frank writes the Artificially Intelligent column at MSDN magazine ([20:00]) Learn more about Azure Databricks...
2/26/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Milena Rodban on Geopolitical Risk, Cybersecurity, and Tennis

In this episode Frank and Andy talk with Milena Rodban, a Geopolitical Risk Consultant and Simulation Designer, which might be the best job title ever. Milena discusses the importance of data and the often overlooked security aspects around data, especially when set against the backdrop of complex business and security environments. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Frank and Andy wax rhapsodic about the term &#8220;information superhighway.&#8221; ([00:45]) Andy has been busy working on new releases at DILM Suite. ([01:50]) Frank has been to super-secret conference&#8230; ([02:15]) Happy Birthday, Frank! ([03:00]) Our guest, Milena Rodban, is a Geopolitical Risk Consultant and Simulation Designer at VerSprite Security.([03:30]) &#8220;Geo-political flux&#8221; ([06:20]) An article on the risk posed by Huawei. ([07:00]) Information on the 2018 Atlanta cyber-attack. ([10:15]) Regarding the challenges of identifying Black Swan events using machine learning&#8230; ([12:30]) Milena design simulations that surface internal organizational patterns and expose information vectors. ([14:30]) Are bad actors using automation? ([16:30]) What happens when bad actors begin using AI? ([17:10]) Automation reduces the cost / attack. ([17:40]) Milena asks, &#8220;Is there a listening device in use?&#8221; when she enters a home. ([19:15]) &#8220;The same way you would ask a doctor, &#8216;What are the side-effects of this medication?&#8217; we should be thinking about the side-effects of introducing this technology into my home.&#8221; ([20:20]) Frank: &#8220;So it&#8217;s a good time to be a bad guy.&#8221; Milena: &#8220;It&#8217;s definitely an easy time to be a bad guy.&#8221; ([24:00]) &#8220;We have quite enough history to tell us things that things will go wrong and they will go wrong spectacularly if you&#8217;re not prepared.&#8221; ([25:50]) Milena answers: &#8220;What&#8217;s a good first step for organizations and people interested in being more mindful of security?&#8221; ([26:00]) Did Milena find this field or did this field find her? ([28:20]) Milena tweeted the hashtag #BanDataTorture for a while.([29:10]) More information about <a href="https://www.enigma.com/about-us" target="_blank"...
2/19/201941 minutes, 51 seconds
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*DataPoint* Talking About AI, Ethics, and Transparency at a Super Secret Event

This week, Frank is at (near) Microsoft&#8217;s headquarters just outside Seattle, Washington, attending internal, possibly even secret,  training.  In this impromptu Data Point, he chats with fellow attendees about AI, Ethics, and the ever-present Unintended Consequences of technological advancement.
2/6/201912 minutes, 28 seconds
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*DataPoint* Be Playful With Your Data, but Judicious With Your Time

In this Data Point, Frank explains why you should be playful with your data and judicious with your time in this unusually philosophical Data Point
1/24/20193 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trey Johnson on ETL, Data, and Fixing Up Old Cars

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy talk to Trey Johnson about ETL, Data, and fixing up old cars. &nbsp;
1/15/201940 minutes, 4 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy on Software Development, SSIS Catalog Compare, and Testing

In this DataPoint, Andy reflect on software development, SSIS Catalog Compare, and his philosophies on testing software. Also, if you want to grab a cool SSIS t-shirt, get it from Amazon today for $19 . You get some sweet geeky swag and your purchase helps fund the show.
1/4/201913 minutes, 20 seconds
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*DataPoint* Provision an Azure Data Factory Instance

In this free excerpt from Andy&#8217;s Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory course, Andy shows off some of his prowess with ADF with our listeners.
1/3/201913 minutes, 13 seconds
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*DataPoint* The Costco Test, How to Determine the Line Between Data and Big Data

In this Data Point recorded at a Costco during the post-holiday shopping season, Frank explains his algorithm for determining that magical point when a lot of data becomes &#8220;Big Data.&#8221; Given the constant advances in storage technologies, that borderline is a moving goalpost that&#8217;s hard to measure. Or is it?
1/2/20192 minutes, 30 seconds
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*DataPoint* Hey, What Happened to Last Week’s Show?

In case you&#8217;re wondering, why it&#8217;s been quiet here, Frank had a car accident last Monday and, in this Data Point, shares his hastened desire for self-driving cars. Also a cameo by a dog. Normal schedule should resume shortly.
12/10/20181 minute, 46 seconds
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Frank and Andy on Thanksgiving, Goal Setting Tips, and Celtic New Year

In this Thanksgiving episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy reflect on the two years since the inception of Data Driven at a humble Dunkin Donuts in Gaithersburg, MD. &nbsp; Support the show! Data Driven T-Shirts on Amazon Data Driven T-Shirts on Amazon.co.uk &nbsp;
11/21/201859 minutes, 59 seconds
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*DataPoint* Applied AI Use Cases Talk Last Night in DC

Last night, I spoke at the DC Emerging Technologies Meetup at the Gensler office on K Street on Applied AI: Use cases of AI in business and government. It was a really great conversation and an awesome meetup with some very smart people.
11/20/20181 minute, 46 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from University of Virginia’s Datapalooza

While Andy and Tim are living it on at the PASS Summit in Seattle, Frank was at the University of Virginia today running a hands-on-lab showing off the basics of the data science process: ingestion, processing, analysis, and visualization. #2Hosts2Coasts
11/10/20182 minutes, 51 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy on the Last Day of PASS 2018

Andy catches up with what he&#8217;s been up to at the PASS 2019 Summit, SQL Server 2019, and driving late at night.
11/10/20185 minutes, 1 second
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*DataPoint* Tim Reflects on a Busy Week at PASS 2018

In this DataPoint, roving reporter Tim McAliley explains what he&#8217;s been up to on the last day of PASS 2018.
11/10/20181 minute, 15 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Live from PASS 2018 Day 2 Keynote

Andy is at PASS 2018 waiting for the Day 2 Keynote to start.
11/8/20181 minute, 17 seconds
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*DataPoint* PASS 2018 and SQL Managed Instance

PASS 2018 is this week in Seattle, Washington. Andy is on site and he even has a booth for Enterprise DNA! Rumor has it that there&#8217;s even a Data Driven logo on the booth! We are also excited to have Timothy McAliley as our very first &#8220;roving reporter&#8221; covering events and happenings all around the conference. Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date and have access to all the bloopers we make while recording DataPoints!
11/8/20181 minute, 57 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Reflects on Data Collection in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence hit the US East Coast nearly seven weeks ago, yet the cleanup is on going and many people&#8217;s lives are still not back to normal. In this DataPoint, Andy talks about the importance to remembering that there are people behind the statistics and data we gather. Frank&#8217;s Thoughts: What prompted me to think about this was how in the first few years after 9/11, I had shared my photos of the event with a researcher at NIST. In email exchange, I remember explaining to him that I would send him more data after I attended “another memorial service, third one this week.” He wrote back snarkily, “you know a lot of dead people.” To which I replied, “I knew a lot of people in the Towers.” He wrote back quickly, apologizing how his excitement for data collection got the better of him and he never really thought about the people who died and that he’s not just researching a fire, but a mass murder. That interchange stuck with me and, as I saw parallels between our excitement about “Andy Weather,” I thought it would be a teachable moment.It also helped that he was down in NC to volunteer to help the people whose lives have been upended by the storm. Andy&#8217;s Thoughts: Frank is spot on. It&#8217;s easy to get wrapped up in the numbers and forget that the numbers represent lives. Hurricanes are massive storms. The damage they cause takes months and years to fix. Some of the damage &#8211; like lives lost or permanently altered &#8211; is irreversible. That&#8217;s easy to overlook in some moments and &#8211; often &#8211; requires a paradigm shift in thinking for data driven people (like me). We should strive to help others at every opportunity &#8211; especially those recovering from disasters &#8211; because we are the only &#8220;us&#8221; we&#8217;ve got. It&#8217;s data. But it&#8217;s not just data. &nbsp;
11/2/20186 minutes, 15 seconds
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*Special* Frank La Vigne on Reinforcement Learning at Azure Data Fest

In his session from Azure Data Fest Reston 2018, Frank explores reinforcement learning.  As an added bonus, Andy (who&#8217;s holding the camera) chimes in now and then.
10/17/201858 minutes, 2 seconds
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*Special* Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF Azure Data Fest Keynote Part 3

In this keynote session from Azure Data Fest 2018 Reston, Data Driven&#8217;s very own Andy Leonard discusses and demonstrates migrating SSIS to Azure Data Factory Integration Runtime.
10/12/201853 minutes, 1 second
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*Special* Building Globally Distributed Data Applications with Cosmos DB Azure Data Fest Keynote Part 2

In this keynote from the Azure Data Fest 2018 in Reston, Mark Brown dives deep into Microsoft Azure&#8217;s globally distributed database, Cosmos DB. He covers concepts then dive into specific features and capabilities that make this database the key to building global applications and services in the cloud.
10/12/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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*Special* Azure Data Services Overview Azure Data Fest Keynote Part 1

In this keynote from the Azure Data Fest 2018 in Reston, Tim McAliley and Devin Jaswal explore the data services available in Azure.
10/12/201827 minutes, 48 seconds
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*DataPoint* Frank and Andy and Joel at Azure Data Fest Reston

In this Data Point, Frank and Andy talk about reinforcement learning, Mario Brothers, and then get sidetracked. Then Joel Cochran stops by and they really get sidetracked.
10/12/201819 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rie Irish on Databases, Women in Tech, and Getting People to Walk in Circles

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk with Rie Irish about her path from sociology to database administration, women in technology, and getting people to walk around in circles.
10/9/201847 minutes, 1 second
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*Webinar* SSIS Framework Community Edition

We love experimenting around here and examining the resulting data. After all, we are Data Driven: not just in name but also in spirit. In this webinar Andy recorded, he also streamed it live on our Facebook page. We thought it was good enough to share with our larger audience here. Let us know what you think. Both Frank and Andy have been recording/streaming their live events and we&#8217;re curious to hear what you have to say about this innovation in how we podcast.
9/26/201851 minutes, 16 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy talks to Andy from SentryOne at SQL Saturday Boston

Andy is at SQL Saturday Boston and he runs into another Andy from SentryOne.
9/22/20181 minute, 20 seconds
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*Special* Computer Vision Session from AI Discovery Day

Today, Frank was in Philadelphia presenting a session at AI Discovery Day on Computer Vision Cognitive Services. The labs for this session are on GitHub: https://github.com/Azure/LearnAI-Bootcamp/tree/master/lab01.1-computer_vision These events will be taking place across the US. Here are a few dates and links to registration. City Date Title Link Boston, MA 9/28/2018 AI Discovery Day Registration Link Boston, MA 10/16/2018 AI Discovery Day Registration Link Malvern, PA 10/17/2018 AI Discovery Day Registration Link Reston, VA 10/25/2018 AI Discovery Day Registration Link Boston, MA 10/25/2018 WORKSHOP: Applied AI &#8211; Cognitive Services Registration Link
9/21/201812 minutes, 37 seconds
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*DataPoint* Hurricane #Florence is South of Farmville

Hurricane #Florence has been making its presence known on the eastern shores of the mid-Atlantic region since the wee hours of this morning (13 Sep 2018). In Farmville, Andy is seeing weather that is being pushed by the storm &#8211; not the storm itself. Update: Andy blogged about the @AndyWeather weather station and how he uses IoT technology to tweet weather data and display it at AndyWeather.com. In other news, this is Episode #150 and we hit 70,000 downloads earlier today. Thank you listeners! Thank you guests! Yall rock!
9/13/20182 minutes, 28 seconds
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*DataPoint* Preparing to Measure Hurricane #Florence

In this DataPoint, Andy shares plans to capture weather data from Hurricane Florence for a site he maintains &#8211; named AndyWeather &#8211; and a Twitter account named @AndyWeather.
9/12/201812 minutes, 10 seconds
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Stu Ainsworth on Reliability, Disaster Recovery, and Chaos Monkeys

In this episode, Frank and Andy chat with Stu Ainsworth about service reliability in a chaotic world. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Postmortem: VSTS 4 September 2018 ([02:00]) Stuart Ainsworth on Twitter: @CodeGumbo ([05:30]) Reliability: Expectations vs. Solutions ([06:00]) &#8220;Canada is another country.&#8221; ([11:00]) &#8220;Serendipitous&#8221; ([11:55]) TV references: MacGyver and The A-Team ([13:40]) Chaos Monkey ([00:00]) Brent&#8216;s book review of Database Reliability Engineering ([15:00]) Andy cannot count 9&#8217;s&#8230; ([19:15]) The shifting node for &#8220;big data.&#8221; ([23:30]) Service Level Objective ([25:00]) The Black Swan (Audible) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) ([28:00]) Frank&#8217;s 9/11 Experience ([30:00]) Culture is prime. ([35:00]) The hard part is figuring out, &#8220;What is the problem we&#8217;re trying to solve?&#8221; ([35:45]) DTU ([36:50]) Things are changing. Some folks are threatened ([40:30]) Stu works for Jack Henry. ([41:40]) Risk cannot be removed by technology. ([43:30]) &#8220;&#8230; it&#8217;s kinda like an old girlfriend&#8230;&#8221; &#8211; Stuart Ainsworth ([44:30]) Road trips! ([47:30]) &#8220;We are living in interesting times.&#8221; ([49:00]) <a href="https://cityofhoschton.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
9/11/201854 minutes, 49 seconds
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*Special* Azure AI Fest Keynote with Ashish Jaiman

On Friday, the first ever Azure AI Fest was held in Reston, VA.  Data Driven streamed the keynote presentation live and was a sponsor. So, enjoy the audio of the keynote address by Ashish Jaiman, a former colleague and manager, who now works in the Democracy and Cybersecurity team at Microsoft. If you prefer to watch the event, including some of our special effects laden pre-roll, then click on the play icon below. Jump to the ten minute mark to see the event.
9/10/20181 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Jake Mannix on Recommendation Systems, Physics, and the Best Answer to Our Questions Yet

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Jake Mannix, an accomplished data engineer who has had an amazing career. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Frank heartily recommends Head Strong ([00:50]) It takes a lot of time to fly from Farmville to India&#8230; ([2:40]) Audible is a sponsor! ([04:00]) Jake is a Chief Data Engineer for LucidWorks ([06:15]) Jake describes a cool Systems Development Cycle&#8230; ([10:00]) &#8230; and compares and contrasts with Customer Service and Product Engineering. ([12:00]) Sometimes this cycle works &#8220;too good!&#8221; ([13:10]) Learn more about Lucene. ([15:00]) We now search by typing questions. Not terms. ([15:40]) More about Query-Intent Classification&#8230; ([17:10]) &#8220;How Do I Do Brain Surgery&#8221; &#8211; Google Search ([18:25]) Smart search is based on closed loop analysis of &#8220;who clicks on what.&#8221; ([19:30]) One example of public search datasets: Google Trends. ([21:30]) What is a garage-door opener? ([22:00]) &#8220;We expect a lot from search these days.&#8221; ([26:10]) Searching Amazon for garage door. ([26:40]) &#8220;Data is their foundation.&#8221; ([28:00]) &#8220;I&#8217;m a data engineer.&#8221; ([31:00]) &#8220;Math is fun but it&#8217;s 5% of the work.&#8221; What is most of the work? Data cleansing. ([31:20]) On tensors&#8230; ([31:40]) Jake likes to run long distances over mountains! ([33:10]) Jake thinks self-driving cars will be cool. ([37:30]) Jake shares his encounter with the Moonies, which wins the Something Different About Yourself segment (to date). ([39:35]) Jake and his daughter like to listen to audio books. ([43:20]) Learn more about Jake on LinkedIn! ([44:00]) Jak helped build <a href="https://www.linkedin.com"...
9/5/201847 minutes, 1 second
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*DataPoint* Data Driven Events in the DC Metro Area

If you&#8217;ve not heard the news, the first ever Azure AI Fest is happening Reston this Friday and we are super excited to announce that Data Driven will be the official media sponsor. As such, we&#8217;ll be live streaming the keynote on our Faceook page.
9/4/20182 minutes, 10 seconds
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*DataPoint* Just Jump In

While on the drive back from the inaugural Azure Data Fest Atlanta, Andy pauses and reflects on what it takes to get into Data Science, AI, and Data Engineering in 2018.
8/21/20183 minutes, 48 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Talks to Stu and Crew at the Atlanta Azure Datafest

Andy is at the inaugural Atlanta Azure Data Fest and, while talking to organizer Stu Ainsworth, a who&#8217;s who of Atlanta SQL community folks, including former guest Julie Smith, drop by and say hello.
8/18/201811 minutes, 51 seconds
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*DataPoint* Joel Cochran at the Inaugural Atlanta Data Fest

Andy is presenting at the Atlanta Azure Data Fest and he bumped into former guest, Joel Cochran.
8/17/20183 minutes, 26 seconds
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Micheleen Harris on R, Bioinformatics, and Mountaineering

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy talk with Micheleen Harris, an R developer who loves Python. Yes, it is possible. Show notes coming soon!
8/14/201850 minutes, 4 seconds
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Listener Mail: EdX or MCP? and How Is AI Tested?

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy answer two questions sent in by listeners.
8/7/20181 hour, 39 seconds
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*DataPoint* Teaching Kids About Data and Code

Yesterday, I had the chance to speak to a group of high school students from around the world who enrolled in a data and coding focused summer program at Georgetown University. It was a great experience and underscores the need to teach kids the importance of data as well as coding.
8/3/20187 minutes, 50 seconds
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*DataPoint* Getting Kids into STEM

Recently, this post of the Best Jobs in the US came across my news feed. Note that &#8220;Data Scientist&#8221; has been knocked out of first place by &#8220;Machine Learning Engineer.&#8221; This title didn&#8217;t even exist a few years ago. So then, how do we prepare kids for the future of work when the jobs don&#8217;t exist yet. Simple: you prepare them with the fundamentals. As I recorded this show, I was joined by a distinguished guest rather by surprise. See, anything can happen on a live stream! Check out his coding camp&#8217;s website at http://fairhavencodingcamp.com and if you live in the DC area, sign up your middle/high schooler today! &nbsp; &nbsp;
7/27/20189 minutes, 39 seconds
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*DataPoint* The Unbreakable Kim Schmidt

While in Vegas, I caught up with my former DataLeader pal, Kim Schmidt to talk about her new book, advanced analytics, and why Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are the Ford, GM, and Chrysler of the 21st century.
7/21/20184 minutes, 22 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data Science in Las Vegas

In this Data Point, Frank talks about how it&#8217;s data analytics and statistical analysis &#8212; and not luck &#8212; that run Las Vegas. It&#8217;s not Sin City, it&#8217;s Stats City. Although, that&#8217;s not nearly as catchy.
7/21/20182 minutes, 16 seconds
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Frank and Andy on Reinforcement Learning, Audiobooks, and Keto

Frank and Andy sync up before a big internal conference and some goodies that Andy&#8217;s working on.
7/17/201851 minutes, 39 seconds
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Joel Cochran on Data in Politics, Law School, and Billiards

In the first episode of &#8220;Season 2,&#8221; Frank and Andy catch up with Joel Cochran. Joel Cochran leverages data in the political arena. Show notes coming soon.
7/10/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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William McKnight on Data Strategy and Leadership

Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics McKnight Consulting Group Notable Quotes On strategy and leadership&#8230; ([7:00]) &#8220;Business strategy is really about data strategy&#8221; ([7:45]) It takes a team ([10:30]) On AI: &#8220;We&#8217;re only barely tapping into the possibilities&#8230;&#8221; ([12:00]) Interviewing at IBM ([12:45]) &#8220;&#8230;data as its own discipline, it&#8217;s not a drag-along to applications.&#8221; ([14:45]) William is active! ([16:00]) AI is the coolest thing ([17:30]) Growing meat, prescription errors ([19:00]) On McKnight Consulting Group ([21:20]) @WilliamMcKnight &#8220;Be a leader.&#8221; ([25:50])
6/26/201827 minutes, 36 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data, Cancer, and One Year of Data Points

In this Data Point, Frank reflects on the impact of data analytics on cancer research and one year of recording data points. In honor of Father&#8217;s Day, he left a few bloopers in place.
6/20/20184 minutes, 49 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Talks Amusement Ride Metrics Collection

Summer vacation season is upon on us(at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and Andy is taking some well-deserved R&amp;R at Busch Gardens in Virginia. However, data never takes a vacation and he notices something new at the Loch Ness Monster ride.
6/20/201851 seconds
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*DataPoint* That Inspirational Moment

It was two years ago today that I had what I refer to now as my &#8220;Blues Brothers moment.&#8221; If you&#8217;re not familiar with the movie, then this GIF below depicts the seen elegantly enough. via GIPHY As promised, here&#8217;s the live stream I did from the hotel after day one. I&#8217;d like to think my on camera presence has improved since then. Also here are the links to the two videos I recorded in the Channel 9 Studios: Decoding Brainwaves with Azure Machine Learning Getting Started with the Brainwave Decoding Competition
6/2/20187 minutes, 7 seconds
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Frank and Andy Celebrate One Year of Data Driven

In this episode, Frank and Andy celebrate one year of podcasting, the origins of &#8220;Data Points,&#8221; how the show got started, and where it may be headed.
5/30/201856 minutes, 6 seconds
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*DataPoint* Biml 2018 Update

Varigance is poised to release the 2018 version of their toolset: BimlExpress, BimlStudio, and BimlFlex. BimlHero Andy Leonard has an update!
5/22/20181 minute, 28 seconds
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*DataPoint* 50,000 Downloads and Databricks Training

Frank and Andy are in the same place for the first time in a while and they have a special announcement: the show has reached 50,000 downloads in just under one year. Thank you for supporting the show. You rock!
5/15/201811 minutes, 4 seconds
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*DataPoint* Karen Lopez on Data Catalogs and Rocket Science at Azure Data Fest Philly

Frank caught up with Karen Lopez at the Philly Azure Data Fest to talk rocket science, data, and the perils of developers misusing columns in the schema. We also uncover the meaning of DBA (Don&#8217;t Bother Asking) and a super secret flag to make your databases run faster. (Not really)
5/13/20188 minutes, 50 seconds
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*DataPoint* Tim McAliley Co-Founder of Azure Data Fests on What’s Next

At the Philly Azure Data Fest, Frank sits down with Tim McAliley to find out where Azure Data Fest started and where it&#8217;s headed to next,
5/13/20185 minutes, 35 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live at Philly Azure Datafest

Frank and Andy are out and about and if they can&#8217;t be in the studio, they are going to bring the studio to where they are in order to keep you up to date on all the data happenings out there. In this Data Point, Frank is at the Philadephia Azure Data Fest to listen, learn, and record.  He also talks about the recent announcements from the Microsoft Build conference earlier this week.
5/11/20182 minutes, 59 seconds
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*DataPoint* It’s Teacher Appreciation Day

&#8230; and Andy&#8217;s delivering training! From Frank and Andy at Data Driven: &#8220;For those about to teach, WE SALUTE YOU!&#8221; Happy Teacher Appreciation Day, teachers! You rock! :{&gt;
5/9/20181 minute, 55 seconds
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*DataPoint* Kathi Kellenberger Talks Career Change, Breaking Bad, and Red Gate

Andy ran into Kathi Kellenberger at SQL Saturday Albuquerque to talk about her career change, Breaking Bad, and loving your job.
5/8/201816 minutes, 46 seconds
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*DataPoint* Jason Brimhall on High Performance Data and Being a Data Master

Andy ran into  Jason Brimhall, certified Data Master, about high volume transactions, big data, and how DBAs fit into the Data Science picture.
5/8/20189 minutes, 45 seconds
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*DataPoint* Meagan Longoria on Accessibility in PowerBI

Andy speaks with Meagan Longoria about the importance of creating accessible reports in PowerBI, SQL Pass and more.
5/8/20186 minutes, 30 seconds
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*DataPoint* TJay Belt on Why DBAs Say No to Developers (SQLSatABQ)

Andy may not be the one who knocks, but he is in Albuquerque for SQL Saturday. He runs into DBA extraordinaire as to how DBAs fit into the Data Science ecosystem and why they say no to developers so often. via GIPHY
5/7/20184 minutes, 1 second
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*DataPoint* A Quick Note from RDU

With Andy travelling around and Frank starting a new job, Frank and Andy have not had a lot of studio time lately. So, they are bringing the studio to you by creating more Data Point shows, which bring you some of the brightest minds they run into out in &#8220;the wilds of Data Science&#8221; as well as their thoughts and insights on the spot wherever they go. Where possible, Frank uses his ninja editing skills to filter out background noise and make the listening experience as pleasurable as it is educational.
5/7/201849 seconds
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*DataPoint* Dancing on the Edge

A few years ago, Andy collected local weather data from his farm near Farmville Virginia and posted it online. Why? To see if he could. Even though the old weather station ceased working years ago, he still uses the data in SSIS training courses he delivers. It was time for a new weather station, so Andy picked up this Acurite model. He plans to use it to conduct data science and data engineering experiments. Why? To see if he could. To get things started, Andy set up the Acurite software to append readings to a CSV file every 12 minutes. He then grabbed a copy of the AzCopy command-line utility Andy decided to run the Acurite software and AzCopy on a very old Windows 7 machine (with only 2GB RAM). Why? To see if he could. It works. Andy built a command line for AzCopy that performs a data transfer from the old Win7 machine to Azure Blob Storage. He then used Task Scheduler to fire the command line every 15 minutes&#8230; and you already know why. :{&gt;
5/5/20183 minutes, 44 seconds
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*DataPoint* What is the Data Estate?

In this DataPoint, Frank talks about the term &#8220;Data Estate&#8221; in front of an actual estate.
5/2/20183 minutes, 47 seconds
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*DataPoint* Allergies and Outliers

Andy is suffering from seasonal allergies but the allergy meter says pollen is low. What gives? Outliers. That&#8217;s what. Here&#8217;s the bar chart to which Andy refers: Here&#8217;s a pollen heat map:
4/24/20182 minutes, 49 seconds
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*DataPoint* Could One Character Emails Have Saved Toys R Us?

After attending the Global Azure Bootcamp with my son, I decided to drop in and see what bargains there were at the nearby Toys R Us. I have fond memories of going to Toys R Us when I was a kid. However, I&#8217;ve noticed a distinct decline in the store over the last few years. Given the state of their business, I know I am not the only one to see this once great retailer fall from grace. It was a weird feeling walking through a store I had fond memories of and picking through its carcass like a vulture feasting on roadkill. Naturally, the pundits will point the blame of Toys R Us at Amazon, but is that fair? Is it accurate? Well, kind of. Jeff Bezos recently talked about his &#8220;one character&#8221; emails that forwards to his senior managers when he fields a complaint from the public. These emails not only strike fear into the hearts of the most senior executives at the online retailer, they also spur these leaders to act immediately to resolve the customer issues. What killed Toys R Us wasn&#8217;t Amazon: it was Amazon&#8217;s relentless commitment to customer service against large retailers who&#8217;ve grown lazy and content. Now that consumers have a choice, they will choose to do business with those companies that provide the best customer experience. Ok, But How Does Data Fit into this? It does indirectly. From the article: [emphasis added] So those customer complaints gives him front-line insights. If all of his data say one thing and a few customers say something else, he believes the customers.  &#8220;The thing I have noticed is when the anecdotes and the data disagree, the anecdotes are usually right. There&#8217;s something wrong with the way you are measuring it,&#8221; he explained. Naturally, as a data professional, those two phrases caught my attention. In fact, I see this as a failing in more than one enterprise: the assumption that the BI dashboard knows all. It might, but it very well may not. If the data tells a different story from what&#8217;s going on in the field, then is the field wrong or is the data incomplete? Put another way: If the map says that there&#8217;s a road and there is no road, is the map wrong or is reality wrong? Clearly, reality is the ultimate arbiter and if you&#8217;re business is retail, then your reality is customer perception, not what the pretty graphics on your KPIs say.
4/23/20188 minutes, 49 seconds
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*DataPoint* Frank Talks to Brian Moran at Global Azure Bootcamp

In this DataPoint, Frank talk to Brian Moran about Global Azure Bootcamp, Databricks, AI, and life at Microsoft. As this is Mr. Moran&#8217;s third appearance, this makes him Data Driven&#8217;s first ever threepeat guest. &nbsp;
4/21/201813 minutes, 51 seconds
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*DataPoint* Talking Data Science to Policy Folks

Recently, I delivered a presentation on &#8220;Data Science for the Curious&#8221; at the WeWork K Street location in Washington, DC. The goal was to help the largely non-technical audience of public policy professionals understand some of the core tenets of data science: its promises and its perils. In light of the recent Facebook revelations, this is more critical now than ever before.
4/12/20181 minute, 37 seconds
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*DataPoint* Cognitive Biases and Predicting the Weather

Frank ponders weather prediction models, the confusion matrix, and cognitive biases.
3/21/20183 minutes, 17 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Chats with Andy Yun at SQL Saturday Chicago

While at SQL Saturday Chicago, Andy gets recursive by talking to Andy. Seriously, he meets up with Andy Yun, one of the organizers of SQL Saturday Chicago.
3/19/20185 minutes, 58 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Chats with the Cathrine Wilhelmsen

Straight from the Windy City SQL Saturday, Andy chats with Cathrine Wilhelmsen to dicusss all things BIML, matching shirts, and data.
3/18/20185 minutes, 46 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Chats with Mr. Bill Wolf at Chicago SQL Saturday

Andy&#8217;s in the Windy City on this St. Patrick&#8217;s Day attending SQL Saturday and he bumps into Bill Wolf.
3/18/20184 minutes, 48 seconds
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*Deep Dive* SSIS, Data Integration Life-cycle Management

In this Deep Dive, Frank and Andy delve into the depths of Data Integration and SQL Server Integration Service.
3/10/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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*DataPoint* Studying Data Science Changes the Way You Approach Problems

In this Data Point, Frank recounts how he has a new approach to troubleshooting WPF performance issues, or any issues for that matter.
3/5/20184 minutes, 22 seconds
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Adam Hecktman on Civic Innovation, Data for the Public Good, and Math

Frank and Andy chat with Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology &amp; Civic Innovation Chicago, about his work with data for the public good.  It was Adam who inspired Frank to get into data science.
3/1/201855 minutes, 44 seconds
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*DataPoint* Back in the Saddle and Introducing the Reston AI and ML Meetup

Frank is in Reston tonight to speak at a new Meetup that focuses on AI and Machine Learning.
2/22/20184 minutes
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*DeepDive* Data Science vs. Data Engineering

Frank and Andy talked about doing a Deep Dive show where they take a deep look into a particular data science technology, term, or methodology.  And now, they deliver! In this very first Deep Dive, Frank and Andy discuss the differences between Data Science and Data Engineering, where they overlap, where they differ, and why so many C-level execs can&#8217;t seem to figure out the deltas. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &#038; Analytics Notable Quotes Frank&#8217;s new courses are up at WintellectNow ([01:30]) David Goggins ([03:00]) Dive! Dive! Dive! It&#8217;s a deep dive on Data Science vs. Data Engineering ([06:00]) &#8220;Clean data&#8221; means different things to different people. ([09:30]) &#8220;Shaping the data.&#8221; ([11:00]) Our conversation with Buck Woody ([12:30]) Andy&#8217;s screed on managing NULLs ([14:00]) Andy&#8217;s screed on managing dupes ([17:00]) Frank, on aggregation and schema changes&#8230; ([21:21]) Attempted NoSQL definition ([23:45]) On MySQL&#8230; ([25:00]) Maybe &#8220;No&#8221; stands for &#8220;Not only&#8221; ([26:45]) &#8220;What sorcery is this?!&#8221; ([28:30]) Kevin Hazzard&#8217;s article on Database Design if we started today ([29:15]) Andy&#8217;s opinion: We&#8217;re not using the SSD-ness of SSD&#8217;s ([31:30]) &#8220;I don&#8217;t know how much simpler you can get.&#8221; &#8211; Andy ([33:00]) Denny Cherry&#8217;s company: Denny Cherry and Associates ([34:45]) &#8220;&#8230; somewhere between useless and lying&#8230;&#8221; ([35:45]) Frank on HDFS ([38:00]) ClearDB wiped out 13 years of Frank&#8217;s blog data, and we&#8217;re still bothered by that. ([40:30]) sklearn ([42:50]) Correlation is not causation. ([45:30]) How to Lie with Statistics ([45:45]) Movie/TV Reference: Star Trek TNG ([46:15]) CNTK (Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit) ([48:00]) Frank, on selling ice cream&#8230; ([49:25]) On <a...
2/21/201858 minutes, 53 seconds
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*DataPoint* Still Alive

Yes, Andy and I are still alive and we&#8217;re doing well. 2018 has started off like gangbusters for us both. Andy is going full bore in his consulting business and I&#8217;ve been big into Big Data, between delivering five online courses on Hadoop for WintellectNOW. There is a new episode in the hopper and it will be out soon. If you&#8217;d like to learn how to make the most of Azure Government, then check out these free courses I&#8217;m delivering in the DMV area. Reston &#8211; Feb. 26 &#8211; Feb. 28, 2018; 8:30am &#8211; 5:00pm Register here Chevy Chase &#8211; Mar. 12 &#8211; Mar. 14, 2018; 8:30am &#8211; 5:00pm Register here Elkridge &#8211; Mar. 26 &#8211; Mar. 28, 2018; 8:30am &#8211; 5:00pm Register here Reston &#8211; Apr. 2 &#8211; Apr. 4, 2018; 8:30am &#8211; 5:00pm Register here Reston &#8211; Apr. 23 &#8211; Apr. 25, 2018; 8:30am &#8211; 5:00pm Register here On that note, here&#8217;s a little ear worm for you:
2/16/20182 minutes, 2 seconds
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*DataPoint* Frank Talks to Brian Moran About LUIS, Data Science, and Staten Island

Today, I was in the Chevy Chase office at Microsoft and had the chance to bump into Brian Moran, who has recently joined Microsoft.
1/12/20188 minutes, 44 seconds
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Happy 100th Upload

In this episode Frank and Andy celebrate a huge (yuge?) milestone, 100 uploads since launching in late May 2017. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes It&#8217;s show #100! ([01:30]) On pop filters ([03:30]) On Azure.gov ([04:30]) Spiderman reference ([05:00]) Azure CLI ([07:00]) Regarding the Microsoft Dublin Datacenter Case ([09:30]) Data Law (Brad Smith, Microsoft) ([12:00]) Brent Ozar&#8217;s post on GDPR ([23:00]) ClearDB deleted Frank&#8217;s data ([25:00]) Andy is not selling in the EU ([26:40]) Soup nazi reference ([30:20]) Microsoft&#8217;s German Data Centers ([32:50]) Frank&#8217;s &#8220;aha&#8221; moment regarding Hadoop ([34:50]) Microsoft Azure HDInsight Big Data Analyst at edX ([35:40]) The Last SSIS Book You Read ([37:15]) Frank has a lot of certifications ([43:30]) On Dashboards ([45:00]) Regarding IIoT&#8230; ([47:45]) Databricks ([50:00]) Regardign the tuple ([51:00]) Data Science training is available at <a href="https://www.wintellectnow.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
1/3/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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*DataPoint* The Magic of IoT

Noted science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke once noted that &#8220;any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.&#8221; If you want to see this in action, then head no further to the nearest place you can play MagiQuest. Players are given an RFID enabled wand and go on a scavenger hunt to obtain &#8220;enchanted items.&#8221; When players point the wand at various objects, these inanimate objects respond either by opening, lighting up or speaking. It looks exactly like magic. &nbsp;
12/20/20172 minutes, 15 seconds
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Amanda Lange on Games, Data, and Scanning Brainwaves

In this episode, Frank and Andy chat with Amanda Lange, technology evangelist at Microsoft, games journalist, and data aficionado. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes Frank is working on a Wintellect on Azure Gov ([1:30]) Amanda&#8217;s site is Second Truth.com ([99:00]) The psychology of games ([5:30]) Movie reference: Back to the Future ([6:30]) How an Apple Watch or FitBit knows you&#8217;re asleep ([7:10]) Game violence activates sections of the brain (but it&#8217;s short-lived) ([8:30]) Andy lives in Farmville-not-the-game ([10:30]) Zynga and A/B testing ([10:45]) Amanda plays a lot of Overwatch these days ([11:30]) &#8220;Games as a Service&#8221; ([12:10]) Psychology in games Jeffrey &#8220;Lyte&#8221; Lin on Shaping Behavior in Online Games ([13:30]) Amanda writes for Tap Repeatedly ([15:00]) Amanda loves teaching people! ([17:10]) &#8220;I wasn&#8217;t a data scientist until I was.&#8221; ([17:50]) On privacy and data&#8230; ([19:00]) Berkeley&#8217;s Data Science curriculum is online ([19:40]) Learn data science at Data 8 ([22:15]) GLaDOS is a character in the Portal games ([25:00]) The orchestral version of Still Alive ([28:00]) No arm-wrestling with Amanda ([31:45]) &#8220;We can learn anything.&#8221; ([32:45]) Trapping a self-driving car using salt&#8230; ([34:00]) Ready Player One audio book ([35:40]) Ready Player One, the Movie ([99:00]) <a...
12/12/201743 minutes, 52 seconds
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Audrey Hammonds on Women in Tech, COBOL, and the #SQLFamily

In this episode, Frank and Andy catch up with Audrey Hammonds, the other half of the Data Chix duo. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes Frank&#8217;s cold/allergies ([1:00]) Andy is now Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics&#8216; Chief Data Engineer ([2:00]) Frank wants to be more like Buck Woody ([3:00]) Innovative Architects ([3:50]) Hurricane Irma disrupted Data Driven! ([5:00]) Data Chix ([5:20]) Palm Beach Tech Association ([5:45]) Audrey lives at the beach ([8:00]) Audrey escaped COBOL&#8230; ([9:50]) &#8230; and learned Oracle in the Air Force ([12:00]) On COBOL&#8230; ([13:00]) Audrey studied Bio-Medical Engineering in college ([14:30]) On building toys for children with prosthetics&#8230; ([15:15]) &#8220;I&#8217;m right here!&#8221; &#8211; Andy ([17:20]) On Andy&#8217;s phone calls&#8230; ([17:35]) &#8220;I&#8217;ve been trapped in here with me for decades, and I am not impressed.&#8221; ([21:45]) On Women if Tech&#8230; ([23:00]) Being a woman in IT&#8230; &#8220;It&#8217;s a double-edged sword&#8221; ([25:20]) Microsoft Flow ([27:00]) &#8220;If you don&#8217;t like learning, this is a terrible field&#8230;&#8221; &#8211; Frank ([28:15]) We are constantly learning&#8230; ([29:00]) Weaponized hacking ([30:00]) Shoutout to the Frank and Andy show about Elon Musk ([32:40]) Data is the new oil ([33:30]) Audrey is putting PowerBI in SPACE! ([36:00]) Movie reference: Hackers ([39:30]) Book Reference: Wheel of Time ([40:30]) Book Reference: Paradox Bound ([41:15]) Book Reference: Ready Player One ([42:00])<br
12/1/201759 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kira Wetzel On Teaching Girls About the Wonders of Data

Frank and Andy talk with Kira Wetzel about girls+data, running, Harry Potter, and the stream of consciousness. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes Frank&#8217;s home improvement ([2:15]) Kira&#8217;s LinkedIn profile ([4:00]) Girls and Data ([4:30]) Data Point: Girls and Data at SQL Saturday Charlotte ([5:12]) Tableau ([6:00]) &#8220;Say a Prayer&#8221; ([9:30]) Tourist-y stuff ([12:00]) &#8220;Quaint&#8221; ([13:00]) &#8220;Data found me.&#8221; ([13:30]) TI-99, Q*bert, and BurgerTime ([16:40]) Girls and Data ([18:45]) &#8220;Try your vegetables&#8221; ([22:00]) Andy is right here&#8230; ([22:15]) Shoutout to SQL Cruise (Now Tech Outbound)! ([26:15]) Richmond SQL Saturday is 24 Mar 2018 ([29:00]) Running, sleeping, and eating ([30:30]) Girls on the Run ([31:20]) Technology is literally changing the world everywhere you look. ([32:05]) VR Vacations ([33:55]) A stealthy Microsoft Store visit&#8230; ([35:45]) Running calms the mind. ([38:15]) @girlsanddata ([39:00]) Stream of Consciousness and the Harry Potter question, again ([41:00]) Kira listens to Data Driven ([42:45]) Is &#8220;novitiate&#8221; the name of a young wizard? ([44:00])
11/15/201745 minutes, 29 seconds
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*DataPoint* Talking Girls + Data at SQL Saturday Charlotte

In this Data Point, Andy talks to the folks who organized and volunteered at the girls + data event at the recent SQL Saturday Charlotte. Also, Andy tries to get a family member billable.
11/14/20172 minutes, 58 seconds
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PASS Summit Wrap Up and Frank’s Big News

Frank and Andy chat about the people and things Andy saw at this year&#8217;s PASS Summit and Frank talks about his appearance on another data science podcast. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes Andys excellent PASS Summit 2017 Adventure ([0:58]) Frank responded well ([6:20]) Podcast Websites rock! ([9:00]) Frank got it working ([11:50]) Azure Data Science VM ([14:20]) &#8220;How much does that cost?&#8221; ([15:15]) &#8220;How big is that row?&#8221; ([17:15]) On delivering Microsoft demos&#8230; ([18:05]) I am Frank&#8217;s hero! ([20:30]) Biml in the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote. ([20:50]) &#8220;Stealth Biml&#8230;&#8221; ([21:40]) The Biml Book ([22:00]) Frank&#8217;s Book! ([23:50]) Kevin Hazzard shout-out ([26:00]) Kevin&#8217;s post about database designs Rimma Nehme on CosmosDB, Planet-Scale Applications, and Selling Door-to-Door ([27:45]) &#8220;There are smart people presenting in other rooms.&#8221; ([31:45]) Eugene loves the show! ([33:00]) &#8230;he&#8217;s definitely a data scientist.&#8221; ([34:00]) THE Frank La Vigne ([35:30]) The Data Driven Facebook page ([36:00]) The now-famous Dunkin Donuts Incident ([36:45]) The Economist Facebook Live ([37:20]) The Data Podcast by Rajib Bahar ([37:45]) Book reference: The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku ([39:30]) Does...
11/10/201754 minutes, 9 seconds
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*DataPointLive* Todd and Andy Talk BIML

Andy bumps into a fellow Virginian at the annual PASS Summit and they talk BIML.
11/3/20172 minutes, 23 seconds
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*DataPoint* I See BIML People (at PASS)

Andy is at the PASS Summit this week and bumps into some BIML people.
11/3/20171 minute, 39 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Talks Shop with Eugene

Andy is a the annual PASS Summit in Seattle and he bumps into Eugene.
11/3/20172 minutes, 35 seconds
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Frank and Andy Go Fishing in the Data Stream of Consciousness

Frank and Andy ponder the meaning of data in the Data Age, treadmill desks, health data, and re-tooling your skills for AI and Machine Learning. Links: Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes Frank is working out ([0:45]) Book: Brain Rules ([5:15]) Frank spoke at his first SQL Saturday! ([9:30]) Cathrine Wilhelmsen interviewed Buck Woody at MSIgnite ([16:30]) GPUs ([17:30]) SQL Server 2017 GA released ([22:00]) SSIS as a Service (not &#8220;Sassafras&#8221; but close) ([24:45]) Azure DataFest &#8211; Reston, Virginia &#8211; 12-13 Oct 2017 ([26:50]) Some triskaidekaphobia ([28:15]) Frank has a new MSDN Magazine column! ([32:15]) Talking with the Farmville local podiatrist&#8230; ([34:15]) &#8220;Which exit?&#8221; ([24:22]) On becoming a data scientist&#8230; ([35:00]) Brittany Wegner taught herself data . ([36:00]) www.FranksWorld.com ([38:00]) Ask Siraj Raval, YouTube star to join us on Data Driven! Teachable Machine &#8211; it&#8217;s magic. ([41:00]) Crazy talk&#8230; ([47:00]) It&#8217;s been about a year&#8230; ([48:20])
10/11/201751 minutes, 13 seconds
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Melissa Coates on Data Lakes, BI, and Dogs

In this show, Frank and Andy chat with Melissa Coates about Googling her name, Data Lakes, and CBIG.
10/3/201741 minutes, 20 seconds
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*DataPoint* Talking About SQL Community with Tim Radney at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh

Frank catches up with Tim Radney at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh and Tim shares a story about Andy&#8217;s fame.
9/30/20172 minutes, 45 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh

Frank podcasts live from SQL Saturday Pittsburgh, which is the first time he&#8217;s spoken at a SQL Saturday event. It&#8217;s also International Podcasting Day.
9/30/20172 minutes, 22 seconds
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Elon Musk Has Very Good Reasons to be Afraid of AI

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk about the Ignite 2017 conference, quantum computing, great guests, and the effects of hurricanes on podcast production schedules. Oh yeah and the AI apocalypse. Maybe Elon Musk knows something we don&#8217;t. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Notable Quotes ClearDB strikes again&#8230; ([2:45]) Hurricane Irma knocked out last week&#8217;s show ([4:30]) Microsoft Ignite ([5:30]) Shoutout to Rimma Nehme Shoutout to Buck Woody Alexa Dev Day ([7:30]) Frank&#8217;s WintellectNOW Data Science course: Data Science for Developers ([9:00]) Shoutout to Julie Smith ([10:30]) Quantum Computing and Qubits ([11:30]) Television reference: Quantum Leap ([14:20]) Too much CI? ([20:30]) &#8220;Ask&#8221; is NAN (not a noun) ([21:30]) SSIS as a Service ([22:00]) The SSIS Data Flow Task and REST ([23:45]) Shoutout to Kevin Hazzard The FedEx commercial ([24:15]) &#8220;All I see is data.&#8221; ([25:10]) &#8220;AI-first&#8221; ([26:55]) &#8220;Data Estate&#8221; ([27:55]) Curiosity Stream ([28:15]) Shoutout to Lynn Langit &#8220;Paranoia is a skill.&#8221; ([31:55]) Universal Basic Income and the economics of automation ([32:30]) &#8220;The way out is not the way we got in&#8230;&#8221; ([40:50]) Velocity&#8230; ([46:00]) Titling this show ([47:35]) Praying for Puerto Rico ([48:30]) Data and Disasters ([48:50]) Nassim Taleb&#8217;s next book ([49:30]) Antifragile Unicorns Among Us
9/27/201752 minutes, 30 seconds
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*Special* It’s 5PM. Do you know where your data is?

Fresh on the heels of ClearDB deleting his entire blog &#8211; every post, every comment, everything &#8211; Frank reflects on what went wrong, how not to do customer service, and the cloud&#8217;s vulnerability to bureaucratic SNAFUs.
9/14/201740 minutes, 24 seconds
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Julie Smith on Escape Rooms, Percussive Maintenance, and Data Science

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk with Julie Smith, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Datawarehousing Architect and half of the Data Chix bloggers. Show notes coming soon, we&#8217;re still blaming the eclipse.
9/13/201751 minutes, 59 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data and Disasters

On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Frank reflects on his personal experience and the impact of data analytics in the wake of disasters: both natural and unnatural. Links Frank&#8217;s personal account of 9/11 Pictures from NYC that day Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster Visualizing Hurricane Sandy with NHC data
9/11/20176 minutes, 14 seconds
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Kent Bradshaw on the Microsoft Data Science Professional Certification

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk with Kent Bradshaw, who recently completed the Microsoft Professional Data Science Certification. They chat about the program and about what could be a great Visual Studio Add-in for golf.
9/5/201754 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Data Adventure Has Just Begun

In this episode, Frank and Andy reflect on the ethical, legal, and scientific implications of creating AI chat bots based on deceased loved ones. They then ponder what sorts of things can be done with this type of technology, from marketing to political campaigns, and what a certain billionaire social network founder with a treasure trove of data at his disposal could accomplish.
8/29/201747 minutes, 47 seconds
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Steven Fowler on IoT, Agriculture, and Philanthropy

In this show, Frank and Andy talk to Steven Fowler about his recent award for implementing an IoT solution that may change agriculture and nutrition forever. Show notes coming soon. We blame the eclipse.
8/22/201742 minutes, 9 seconds
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*DataPoint* A New Way to Mourn Loved Ones

In this Data Point, Frank ponders the ethical, spiritual, and philosophical implications of chat bots designed to be &#8220;virtual shells&#8221; of dearly departed. Stories Mentioned How a Man Turned His Dying Father Into AI The Story Behind Replika, the AI app that becomes you
8/16/20175 minutes, 48 seconds
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Brad Llewellyn on Statistics, Data Science, R, CBIG, Gaming, and Vanilla Ice

Frank and Andy speak with a real, live unicorn (data scientist), Brad Llewellyn. Links: Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Brad Llewellyn: @BreakingBI Notable Quotes: Movie Quote &#8211; Star Wars: A New Hope ([1:55]) Bruce Lee ([2:20]) Book reference: Unicorns Among Us ([3:00]) CBIG &#8211; the Charlotte BI Group ([6:45]) Azure Machine Learning ([7:45]) Is Data Science only for super-nerds? ([12:50]) H2O&#8217;s Driverless AI ([13:40]) On Automation&#8230; ([14:25]) On Predicsis.ai&#8230; ([15:12]) On Amazon Machine Learning&#8230; ([15:45]) &#8220;Why is the &#8216;why&#8217; important to you?&#8221; ([17:00]) Game reference: The Incredible Machine ([17:30]) Statistical terms ([19:15]) Microsoft SQL Server R Services ([21:12]) Movie reference: The Blues Brothers ([22:25]) &#8220;Python started around 1991.&#8221; &#8211; Frank ([24:17]) Video: Trapping a self-driving car ([26:20]) Vanilla Ice reference ([27:50]) Movie paraphrase: I, Robot ([28:10])
8/15/201731 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kevin Hazzard on Python, Grokking Topics, Category Theory, and the Zen of Chainsaw Maintenance

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Kevin Hazzard. Links: Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Kevin&#8217;s blog: Developer Journey Notable Quotes: Frank has a treadmill desk. ([2:35]) &#8220;It&#8217;s all about collecting the data.&#8221; Health is secondary. ([3:25]) On Python&#8230; ([5:00]) We love our R listeners! ([6:30]) Never count JavaScript out. ([8:20]) Book reference: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue ([8:50]) Book reference: &#8220;grok&#8221; from Stranger in a Strange Land ([10:45]) How would databases be different if we&#8217;d started with unlimited memory? ([12:00]) How to use data to drive web traffic. ([17:45]) Generic Activity Tracker architecture ([18:30]) Self-subscribing and auto-expiring microservices ([20:30]) Movie reference: Dune ([21:47]) The Walmart-Amazon wars ([22:00]) &#8220;Data hunted me down and almost killed me!&#8221; ([24:25]) Category theory ([25:30]) Functional, then categorical, then both. ([26:50]) &#8220;Sharpening chansaws.&#8221; ([28:05]) CosmosDB and Redis Cache ([30:15]) &#8220;I&#8217;d love to not have a screen.&#8221; ([32:30]) On serving our community ([33:00]) Book recommendation: The Alchemist ([33:40]) &#8220;If you&#8217;re a technologist, we sorely need you to serve.&#8221; ([35:40]) Richmond.Net ([36:45]) @KevinHazzard
8/8/201739 minutes, 6 seconds
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*DataPoint* Bots Behaving Badly

Chat bots going rogue seem to be the new norm and it looks like China has two new virtual dissidents. What&#8217;s going on here? Are these bugs in the software? Or are the bots thinking for themselves and drawing their own conclusions for good and for ill?
8/7/20175 minutes, 23 seconds
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Buck Woody on TDSP, MOOCs, Applied Data Science, and Big Data

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Buck Woody of Microsoft. Warning: This show contains lots of laughter! Links: Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial at theDataDrivenBook.com! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics Buck&#8217;s blog: Backyard Data Science Notable Quotes: TDSP &#8211; Team Data Science Process  ([6:30]) MOOC &#8211; Massive Online Open Course &#8211; &#8220;democratizing intelligence&#8221; ([7:20]) Buck&#8217;s a &#8220;warrant officer&#8221; [Applied Data Scientist] ([15:40]) How Data Scientists are like your significant other&#8230; ([18:00]) BI and Data Mining are *not* the same thing. ([20:30]) Buck&#8217;s Data Science technology Matryoshka Dolls analogy ([22:22]) Movie reference: Office Space ([25:30]) &#8220;No. And fix the bridges.&#8221; ([27:15]) &#8220;&#8230; as long as we&#8217;re not recoring this or anything&#8230;&#8221; ([28:00]) Buck does *not* answer my question about how to manage meetings! ([30:30]) Buck loves Andy&#8217;s car. ([33:45]) &#8220;Big data was invented to process my HR file.&#8221; ([34:45])
8/1/201736 minutes, 57 seconds
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*DataPoint* Christmas in July or How Data Helps Charities

While Frank is playing with robots in Pittsburgh, Andy is packing boxes for &#8220;Christmas in July.&#8221; There, he reflects on how data is helping charities better help people. Mentioned in this *DataPoint*: Samaritan&#8217;s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, The Honduras Project, Prison Fellowship.
7/31/20171 minute, 41 seconds
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*DataPoint* Robots Need to Be Better than Humans Not Perfect

Frank, while at the Carnegie Science Museum in Pittsburgh, finds a robot to read his intro line and ponders what it takes for AI systems to be successful. They don&#8217;t need to be perfect: they need to be better than humans.
7/31/20172 minutes
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*DataPoint* Robots: Hollywood vs. Reality

Frank is at the Carnegie Science Museum in Pittsburgh admiring the robotics exhibit when he notices a stark contrast.  The vision of robots that Hollywood created hasn&#8217;t quite translated to reality.
7/31/20172 minutes, 6 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Competing In The Age Of AI, Bringing Data Analytics to the People, and Key Concepts in Data Science

Data Science Daily Show #18 (July 25, 2017) Show Notes @DeepLearn007  BCG : Competing In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence #AI #MachineLearning #BigData #Fintech #ML #tech https://www.bcg.com/publications/2017/competing-in-age-artificial-intelligence.aspx Bringing Data Analytics to the People https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bringing-data-analytics-people-frank-la-vigne @KirkDBorne Artificial Intelligence &#8211; Understanding the Hype: https://medium.com/towards-data-science/artificial-intelligence-understanding-the-hype-daee0df04695 … #AI #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #BigData #DataScience <ol style="margin-left: .375in; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-family: Calibri;...
7/25/20172 minutes, 42 seconds
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David Langer on Teaching Data Science, R, Golf, and Paying the Data Forward

In this episode, Andy and Frank talk to David Langer of Data Science Dojo. Links Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone Data Science Dojo Notable Quotes Shoutout to Darren Lacy  ([4:45]) Frank and Andy know people&#8230; ([8:00]) &#8220;Everything Old is New Again,&#8221; and data integration ([15:00]) &#8220;Unicorns do not exist.&#8221; ([21:30]) There are no brakes on the F Train. ([26:00]) &#8220;Data slepps for no one.&#8221; ([26:30]) Dave&#8217;s data addiction ([32:55]) &#8220;I am a first-class nerd.&#8221; ([36:30]) Movie reference The Matrix ([39:45]) Movie reference: Fight Club ([40:15]) &#8220;You gotta pay the data forward.&#8221; ([40:30])
7/25/201741 minutes, 22 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* #17 Learn Stats from Columbia, Machine Learning Article Collection, and Happy Birthday, Andy!

Show Notes @ColumbiaVPTL Learn how #Statistics plays a central role in #DataScience Enroll now in a self pace course on ColumbiaX : http://bit.ly/2vSRZBp @KirkDBorne Great collection of #MachineLearning articles to learn about different #algorithms and classifiers: https://medium.com/towards-data-science/machine-learning/home … #DataScience #AI @DBaker007 3 Mistakes That Setup #DataScientists For Failure | @DataconomyMedia...
7/24/20173 minutes, 22 seconds
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*DataPoint* Sunday Data

A podcast guest recently told Frank and I that &#8220;data never sleeps.&#8221; Apparently, data doesn&#8217;t take a day off, either. Links ACS Technologies Biml Interrogator Demo
7/23/20171 minute, 13 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data Leakage, Health Care, and Hold My Sippy Cup

As Frank sits in the emergency room with his son, he ponders the idea of &#8220;data leakage&#8221; and the curious state of IT in healthcare today. Show Notes CuriousityStream Windows XP Wikipedia article Pay close attention to Windows XP&#8217;s release date Let the age of Windows XP sink in Ponder the cost of healthcare and wonder where the money goes. clearly, it&#8217;s not going into IT budgets Now contemplate the security risks of running 16 year old software
7/22/20172 minutes, 47 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* AI Explained, Neural Networks, and Learn Data Science in R from Scratch

Show Notes @gp_pulipaka Artificial Intelligence, Explained. #BigData #DeepLearning #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI http://buff.ly/2tmxmAL @Ronald_vanLoon A Complete Tutorial to learn Data Science in R from Scratch | #DataScience #R #RT http://bit.ly/2r20YNG @gp_pulipaka Overview of Artificial Neural Networks and its Applications.#BigData <span style="text-decoration: line-through; font-family:...
7/19/20173 minutes, 17 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* 4 Ways AI is Driving Innovation, Deep Learning Demystified, and Fencing Drones

Data Science Daily Show Notes @debashis_dutta RT @SpirosMargaris 4 Ways #ArtificialIntelligence is Driving Innovation in 2017 http://bit.ly/2v74xFF  #fintech @HugoLeveille1 #ML #AI Andreessen Horowitz on the AI Startup Wave http://www.franksworld.com/2017/07/17/andreessen-horowitz-on-the-ai-startup-wave/ @analyticbridge  #DeepLearning Demystified http://buff.ly/2u17Y22  @ValaAfshar this drone is so good at avoiding obstacles that it can fence http://po.st/3EP3Nx  Microsoft Inspire Coverage http://www.franksworld.com/2017/07/13/data-drivens-coverage-of-inspire/ SQL Saturday Atlanta Coverage http://datadriven.tv/tag/sqlsatatl/ &nbsp;
7/18/20172 minutes, 39 seconds
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Reza Rad on Training, PowerBI, and the Physics of Data

Links: Sponsor: Audible.com http://audibletrial.com/DataDriven Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics http://entdna.com Reza&#8216;s website: http://radacad.com Reza&#8216;s free e-book: Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star http://radacad.com/edition-3-of-free-book-power-bi-from-rookie-to-rock-star-1075-pages Notable Quotes: The future is chilly&#8230; in the southern hemisphere. ([5:15]) The State of Training. ([7:20]) &#8220;The physics of data still apply.&#8221; ([10:00]) How do developers react to the data side of things? ([15:35]) The epic Power BI update cycle ([18:00]) What&#8217;s the future of Data Science? ([20:35]) Did Reza find data (or did data find Reza)? ([24:15]) On dogs&#8230; ([27:30])
7/18/201738 minutes, 35 seconds
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*DataPoint* Happy #BIML Release Day

Today is a special day and Andy is excited.  It&#8217;s Christmas in July. It&#8217;s BIML Release Day! BimlExpress is a free extension for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) that snaps right into Visual Studio. BimlExpress now includes a Preview Pane, previously only available in Mist. Mist has been re-branded BimlStudio 2017 and sports lots of new features! Varigence debuts BimlFlex &#8211; a commercial Biml framework that greatly accelerates Data Warehouse development. From the product page: &#8220;BimlFlex is a collection of templates, metadata definitions, and tooling that enables you to build an end-to-end data solution without ever writing a single line of code. &#8220; Why are you reading about this at Data Driven? Because data wrangling is still the largest part of the data science job. Automation, such as that offered by Biml, is the key to shortening the data integration cycle. &nbsp;
7/18/20171 minute, 48 seconds
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*DataPoint* Tim Mitchell Talks SSIS at #SQLSatATL

Andy ran into Tim Mitchell at SQL Saturday Atlanta and they chatted about SSIS, metadata, and the SSIS Catalog.
7/15/20176 minutes, 58 seconds
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*DataPoint* Talking Automation with Michael Wells at #SQLSatATL

Andy ran into Michael Wells at SQL Saturday Atlanta and they had a good chat about automating data processing.
7/15/20174 minutes
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*DataPoint* What Makes #SQLSatATL So Great

Andy takes a quick post-lunch break to chat about why SQL Saturday Atlanta is so great: it&#8217;s one of the biggest SQL Saturdays in the world and gathers some of the brightest minds in the field outside of the &#8220;big conferences.&#8221; It&#8217;s also free and community driven. That and he&#8217;s there goofing around with son, who&#8217;se volunteering at the event.
7/15/20171 minute, 51 seconds
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*DataPoint* Andy Chats with the Guy in a Cube Crew at #SQLSatATL

Today, Andy is at SQL Saturday Atlanta and he catches up with the guys behind the &#8220;Guy in a Cube&#8221; YouTube channel to chat about their name, Sinead O&#8217;Connor, and PowerBI.
7/15/20178 minutes, 42 seconds
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*DataPoint* Denny Cherry on the Rise of Data Science

Denny Cherry has been a database consultant for a long time and Frank catches up with him at the Inspire conference to ask him his thoughts on data science and if it&#8217;s something his customers are exploring.
7/14/20172 minutes, 43 seconds
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*DataPoint* Touring the Data Analytics and AI Area at Inspire

Frank gets a tour of Cognitive Services at the Data and Analytics area at Inspire in Washington, DC.
7/12/20172 minutes, 27 seconds
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*DataPoint* The Data Viz Wall at Inspire

Frank is at the Inspire event this week in Washington, DC and a data visualization installation caught his eye.
7/12/20171 minute, 54 seconds
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*DataPoint* Do You Need a PhD Do Be a Data Scientist?

Frank is at the Microsoft Inspire show this week in DC and he ran into Kristin Tolle to talk about the core requirements of becoming a data scientist.
7/12/20171 minute, 56 seconds
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*DataPoint* Brian Moran from DBBest Talks About Democratization of Data

While at the Microsoft Inspire conference today in DC, Frank catches up with Brian Moran to talk new convention names and the Democratization of Data Analytics.
7/11/20172 minutes, 24 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live at Inspire

Today, Frank is in DC at the Microsoft Inspire conference, which used to be called the Worldwide Partner Conference. It&#8217;s where Microsoft gathers partners from around the world and share what their vision and priorities are for the upcoming year. There are a lot of interesting people in town and it&#8217;s our plan to get them on the show, even if for just a quick Data Point.
7/11/201747 seconds
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Kamal Hathi on Data Culture, Karate, and Being Data Driven

On this week&#8217;s Data Driven, Frank and Andy are honored to have Kamal Hathi on the show.  Kamal Hathi is a General Manager at Microsoft.  As the co-founder of Microsoft&#8217;s multi-billion dollar Analytics and Business Intelligence products, today Kamal leads the team that is responsible for the end-to-end strategy, design and engineering of Power BI.  The data analytics and visualization technology delivers an innovative platform, tools and cloud service that helps organizations worldwide easily build and deploy robust interactive data visualization and business intelligence solutions at all scales with low total cost of ownership. Notable Quotes: &#8220;We&#8217;ve [Microsoft] been in this space for a while .. two decades&#8221; ([7:02]) &#8220;BI for the Masses&#8221; ([7:24]) The &#8220;5 by 5&#8221; design ethic of PowerBI   ([8:36]) &#8220;PowerBI growing organically like crazy.&#8221;  ([9:22]) &#8220;An organic community that loves the product&#8221; ([9:43]) Excel jockeys run the world. ([11:01]) &#8220;PowerBI is the PowerPoint for Data&#8221; ([12:10]) &#8220;Excel is a universal tool and PowerBI works very closely with Excel&#8221; ([13:40]) &#8220;A number of capabilities that no other tool has&#8221; ([14:53]) &#8220;PowerBI was built in a modern age, so it&#8217;s a modern tool&#8221; ([15:33]) Frank &#8220;fan boys out&#8221; at PowerBI&#8217;s awesomeness. ([16:30]) Using Cortana and not realizing your using PowerBI ([16:50]) Leveraging Microsoft Research&#8217;s brainpower and innovations  ([18:10]) &#8220;And then the AI kicks in and finds all kinds of interesting suggestions.&#8221; ([19:24]) Detecting &#8220;ballot stuffing&#8221; in User Voice with PowerBI. ([19:47]) &#8220;Assistive Intelligence&#8221; ([20:48]) Virtuous cycle of customer feedback and iterative development ([23:59]) Experimental features ([27:27]) &#8220;We are Data Driven&#8221; ([27:57]) Impacting the world with PowerBI ([29:34]) News organizations, charities, NGOs, and local governments using PowerBI ([32:11]) Karate ([35:58]) Thinking in German ([40:00]) &nbsp; &nbsp;
7/11/201742 minutes, 15 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Data Science Cert Progress, AI Better than Humans at Art, and the Data Science Arms Race

&nbsp; Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/data-science/ @gp_pulipaka Flow Clustering Using Machine Learning Techniques. #BigData #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI #Networks http://buff.ly/2toO8gQ @evankirstel The “#DataScience Arms Race” Has Begun by @crystalkimmm on @BarronsOnline http://www.barrons.com/articles/the-data-science-arms-race-has-begun-1499353043 … #<span style="font-weight: bold; font-family:...
7/10/20174 minutes, 1 second
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*DataPoint* AI, Automation, and the Robots that Will Take Away All the Jobs.

In a parking lot in Baltimore, Andy pauses and reflects on what automation will look like vs. the Hollywood vision of it.  The robots that will take jobs away will not look anything like we are expecting.
7/8/20171 minute, 29 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Teaching AI to Spot Lung Cancer, Inference Made Simple, and How Much Data Does a Self-Driving Car Create in a Day?

Data Science Daily Story Links @gp_pulipaka Training AI To Spot Lung Cancer. #BigData #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI #HealthTech #Cancer http://buff.ly/2toVgtD @kdnuggets Inference Made Simple – Applying the reasoning power of GRAKN.AI to find new #knowledge about the world http://buff.ly/2toYeOQ  #DataScience @jenstirrup @makeurdatawork Nice summary of <span...
7/7/20172 minutes, 34 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Curing 100 Diseases in 10 Years, History of AI, and How to Unsuck Your Data Model

Data Science Daily Show Notes @gp_pulipaka A #MachineLearning project: Cure 100 diseases in 10 years. #BigData #DataScience #AI #HealthTech @RecursionPharma http://buff.ly/2tPCGvo @gp_pulipaka From Automatons to Deep Learning. #BigData #DeepLearning #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI http://buff.ly/2sPSJp5 <a...
7/6/20172 minutes, 12 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data Science and Theme Parks

Andy is out and about with his family today at King&#8217;s Dominion and he pauses to reflect on how data analytics is used at amusement parks. Links mentioned: https://themeparkanalysis.com/ http://dataconomy.com/2016/06/three-times-big-data-made-amusement-parks-better/ http://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/amusement-park-analytics-increasing-both-fun-and-roi &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
7/5/20171 minute, 37 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* More Companies Using R, Getting Started with Python, and Career Advice

Data Science Daily  Story links @analyticbridge The Guide to Learning Python for Data Science http://ow.ly/lybf30d83OW @Rbloggers More Companies using R https://wp.me/pMm6L-DH0  #rstats #DataScience @wgryan @kdnuggets What Advice Would You Give Your Younger #DataScientist Self? http://buff.ly/2sGmi0T  #DataScience @mattmayo13 @analyticbridge Why and how you should build a data dictionary for big data sets http://ow.ly/l2jc30d83P6 @<span style="font-weight: bold; font-family: Calibri; font-size:...
7/5/20172 minutes, 7 seconds
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Darren Lacy on Making the Jump to Data Science from BI and Disneyland for Geeks

&nbsp; Links: Kaggle Titanic data set &#8211; https://www.kaggle.com/c/titanic/data ([14:20]) Sponsor: Audible.com http://audibletrial.com/DataDriven Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics http://entdna.com &nbsp; Notable Quotes: PowerPoint real-time translation ([8:00]) The Hype Cycle ([10:45]) On reaching 100% accuracy&#8230; ([12:30]) Advice on how to make the jump from BI to Data Science ([25:45]) Which to learn first: Python or R? ([27:20]) Supporting a family as a musician ([34:00]) Microsoft is Disneyland for geeks ([35:15]) A moment of silence for Clippy ([40:50]) On AI&#8217;s generating art&#8230; ([49:40])
7/4/201748 minutes, 48 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Leveling Up Your Career and Differences Between Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics

Data Science Daily  @TopCyberNews Replying to @SeverineLienard @TheMisterFavor and 8 others ! @julsimon &#8216;Want to learn to code? Start with #Python&#8216; by Serdar Yegulalp http://www.infoworld.com/article/3204016/python/what-is-python.html … #Data #DataScience #DataViz @infoworld @Ronald_vanLoon Difference between Machine Learning, Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Statistics | #DataScience #Analytics <a...
7/3/20172 minutes, 33 seconds
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*DataPoint* Up in the Club and in the Cloud

It&#8217;s Friday night and Frank&#8217;s up in the club &#8212; Sam&#8217;s Club. As it turns out, Wal-Mart, the parent company of Sam&#8217;s Club, is deep into big data.  And by deep I mean *really* deep. To the tune of 40+ petabytes deep. What&#8217;s more, the Arkansas based retailer, has over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is currently building the world’s largest private cloud, set to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour. Let that the enormity of that sink in. Now the plot thickens, Wal-Mart is now telling some technology companies that if they to continue to do business with the retail giant, they can no longer run applications for the retailer on AWS. While the AWS ban doesn&#8217;t apply to all their suppliers, you have to wonder how long until it does. And, given how savvy Bezos and company are in the lobbying space, will the government step in? News stories mentioned: Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get Off of Amazon&#8217;s Cloud Really Big Data at Wal-Mart
7/1/20172 minutes, 21 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Scraping Selfies off Instagram, AI Lands 737, and the AI Hype Cycle

Data Science Daily Show Notes @dataiku Scrapping selfies on Instagram and analysing them. http://hubs.ly/H07VHdd0  #datascience HT @BananaData @evankirstel #AI Just “Landed” a Boeing 737 for the First Time By Itself http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/ai-just-landed-a-boeing-737-for-the-first-time-by-itself … #aviation #MachineLearning  @gp_pulipaka Understanding the A.I. Hype Cycle, in 5 Stats. #BigData #DeepLearning #MachineLearning #DataScience <a...
6/30/20172 minutes, 33 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* AI Predicts Chemical Reactions, Intro to Anomaly Detection, and the Top 50 Big Data People on Twitter

Data Science Daily Show Notes @gp_pulipaka &#8211; Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions. #BigData #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI pic.twitter.com/sk8Yz8CUf3 @Ronald_vanLoon &#8211; Fine List Of 50 Top World Big Data Experts To Follow In 2017 @Dell @KirkDBorne @Ronald_vanLoon @TamaraMcCleary @Te @kdnuggets &#8211; Introduction to Anomaly Detection #MachineLearning @KirkDBorne &#8211; The #DeepLearning Age Of Computing Will Fuel Top &amp; Bottom Line Growth: #BigData #DataScience #AI #MachineLearning
6/29/20172 minutes, 4 seconds
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*DataPoint* Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K

One hundred years ago, there were hardly any automobiles. Accordingly, there we no gas stations or car mechanics. Over time, these gas stations evolved to have convenience stores attached to them. No one in 1917 saw that coming. Now, imagine what new business types will evolve over the next one hundred years when the data revolution has played out and made its impact on society.
6/28/20173 minutes, 25 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Reading Minds with ML, Is Data Scientist Shortage a Hot Mess, and 6 Steps to ML in Python

Data Science Daily Show Notes @fastcompany What If The Data Science “Skills Gap” Is Just A Hiring Hot Mess? One veteran data scientist explains why asking for advanced degrees and X years of experience is creating artificial scarcity. https://www.fastcompany.com/40432834/what-if-the-data-science-skills-gap-is-just-a-hiring-hot-mess @gp_pulipaka Scientists harness &#8216;mind reading&#8217; technology to decode complex thought. #BigData #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI http://buff.ly/2tiKlCj @gp_pulipaka Machine Learning and the Language of the #Brain. #BigData #MachineLearning #DataScience #AI #<span style="font-weight: bold;...
6/28/20173 minutes, 3 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* Volvo Partners Up to Make Self-Driving Cars, Data Science Podcasts, and Oxford Startup Gets Series A Funding

Here are all the links to stories mention in today&#8217;s podcast. Data Science Daily Show Notes @jackverr54 #selfDrivingCars Volvo and Autoliv aim to sell self-driving cars with #Nvidia AI tech by 2021 http://tcrn.ch/2th2bX6  via @techcrunch @Ronald_vanLoon  Best Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, and Machine Learning podcasts | #BigData #DataMining #RT http://bit.ly/1InIKHt @carrolltoonz Create a problem-solving infographic to produce shareable &amp; link-worthy content. @NadyaKhoja http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2017/05/principles-creating-infographics/ @evankirstel Oxford University #AI #startup @diffblueHQ has raised £17M in Series A funding https://www.topbuzz.com/article/i6436215986352816650?app_id=1106 … @MapR_EMEA The Lord of the Things: #Spark or #Hadoop? &#8211; http://bit.ly/1PoQj4v  by @KirkDBorne #bigdata #datascience Fear and Loathing in Data Science podcast episode &nbsp; &nbsp;
6/27/20173 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fear and Loathing in Data Science

Show Notes In this show, Frank and Andy talk about the state of the show and what we&#8217;ve learned so far. Links: Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! http://audibletrial.com/datadriven Notable Quotes Fear and loathing in Data Science ([1:10]) Editors! They&#8217;re everywhere! ([3:00]) Cancer research and data science and the Lynn Langit show ([8:30]) Not optimistic about the right thing being done&#8230; ([13:30]) Movie reference: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ([14:45]) Television reference: House of cards ([14:50]) The Donald Farmer show + Blockchain ([16:30]) Blockchain to verify large data sets ([21:20]) Yottabytes ([25:20]) Jen Underwood ([26:00]) Right-to-left design ([29:45]) On being a digital immigrant&#8230; ([32:20]) What is a webmaster? ([36:00]) Movie reference: World War Z ([37:15]) Data integration is like building a house ([41:00]) It&#8217;s not that the data is bad, sometimes it&#8217;s just not there. ([45:30]) The architect&#8217;s cycle&#8230; ([49:50]) Back when we learned statistics, we had a deck of cards and a bag of marbles. ([53:30])
6/27/201756 minutes, 58 seconds
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*DataPoint* Neil Hambly and Andy Chat about Data While Eating Tacos in London

In this DataPoint, Andy Leonard sits down with Neil Hambly to chat about data while having tacos and yelling at people who honk their horns. Links: Data Movements Notable Quotes: DBA and data migration services, performance, and security ([0:30]) Slicing and dicing business data using Power BI ([1:30]) Using Power BI for licensing cost analysis ([2:25]) For more information contact Neil: [email protected] Taco City ([3:30]) &#8220;This is the polite side&#8230;&#8221; ([3:45])
6/26/20174 minutes, 2 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* SQL Server R Services, NLP with Python, and If You’re Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud, You Will Be Left Behind

Data Science Daily Show Notes First of all, I&#8217;d like to thank everyone who attended my talk yesterday and shared it across social media! @AndySugs RT: @SavranWeb  Starting with #SQLServer R Services.(Server/Client installations) https://goo.gl/nrqTtN   #sql #bigdata #DataScience #dat… @DD_NaNa_ Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python https://goo.gl/xYGQqU  #NLP #DeepLearning #Python @kdnuggets Mining Twitter Data with #Python Part 1: Collecting Data #KDN http://ow.ly/bAdx30caI9H @rweekly_live R Weekly 2017-26 Reddit Hug, Paradox #rstats #datascience https://rweekly.org/2017-26.html #BigData: Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There &#8211; InformationWeek #DataScience http://buff.ly/2tdwI8l &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
6/26/20172 minutes, 11 seconds
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*DataPoint* #DataIntelligence Wrap Up

In this Data Point, Frank speaks shortly after giving his presentation and reflects on how great the Data Intelligence Conference was.
6/26/20171 minute, 43 seconds
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*DataPoint* Live from Heathrow Terminal 3

In this Data Point, Andy talks about what has been going on with his European trip as he awaits to board his flight home.
6/25/201738 seconds
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*DataPoint* Data Intelligence Summit Day 2

In this Data Point, Frank talks about the inspiring and awesome people he met at the show so far.
6/25/20172 minutes, 49 seconds
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*DataPoint* Checking Out the Data Intelligence Summit and the Swag Bag

In this Data Point, Frank and his special co-host explore the Data Intelligence Conference and the great swag they are giving away. Spoiler alert: it&#8217;s tough to beat the appeal of a fidget spinner to a seven year old! &nbsp;
6/24/20172 minutes, 50 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* The Data Science Renaissance, Matrix Factorization in PyTorch, and Speaking at the Data Intelligence Summit in DC

Data Science Daily Notes for June 23, 2017 @Mr_Prometheus The #DataScience Renaissance via: @robdthomas https://medium.com/towards-data-science/the-data-science-renaissance-166cddde898f @pakinproton How Much Embellishment In Your Data Visualizations? https://datarvalue.blogspot.mx/2017/06/how-much-embellishment-in-your-data.html … #DataScience #Datavisualization @SethGrimes Eight reasons to attend the June 27-28 Sentiment Analysis Symposium https://breakthroughanalysis.com/2017/06/07/eight-reasons-to-attend-the-june-27-28-sentiment-analysis-symposium/ … @SentimentSymp #NLP #EmotionAI #CX #<span...
6/23/20172 minutes, 16 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* AWS Greengrass, R is Hot, and Why AI Would Be Nothing without Big Data

Data Science Daily Show Notes @theRegister Learn Machine Learning in 15 Miinutes https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/21/15_minutes_in_machine_learning/ @KirkDBorne Collections of great #DataScience articles at @DataScienceCtrl http://bit.ly/2rWyeWY  #abdsc #AI #MachineLearning #Statistics #BigData #IoT @Ronald_vanLoon Why R is the best data science language to learn today | #DataScience #R <span style="text-decoration: line-through;
6/22/20172 minutes, 20 seconds
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*DataPoint* Finding Inspiration at Dunkin Donuts, Door Handles, and 4k Downloads

I had been wanting to do create a podcast for a while, but it was a cold morning in November that kick started the podcast that stands before you now. As a fun fact, I had a podcast that ran for about a month in 2005, but it really lacked a focus and direction.  This time I was determined to do it right.  Most importantly, I was committed to doing it. I decided to share some of the podcast&#8217;s origin story today since I activated my hosting account a month ago yesterday and after seeing this image flash on my Twitter feed. I decided that the time had come to seize the day. After getting a concussion that sidelined me for a few weeks, I realized that our time on this world is short and if you have an idea, run with it while you are still capable of running. It&#8217;s also an honor to be nearing the 4000 download mark so soon.  The show has been well received and well reviewed.  We really appreciate that and want to pay it forward by offering assistance to anyone who is also in that limbo between ideation and execution. If you&#8217;re curious about creating a podcast, reach out and I can help you get started. Also, I can&#8217;t say enough good things about PodcastWebsites.com, if you use the code HOSTME at checkout, you&#8217;ll get free access to the stats package they provide. If you use this link, it also helps support the show. Thank you, Frank &amp; Andy
6/22/20174 minutes, 24 seconds
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*DataScienceDaily* 90+ Free eBooks, 7 Common Data Science Mistakes, and 300k Videos Tagged with 400 Human Actions

Data Science Daily Show Notes @ImDataScientist RT @bobehayes: 7 Common #DataScience Mistakes and How to Avoid Them http://bit.ly/1QtEPQt  with @KirkDBorne #BigData #veracity iT‏ @MachinesLearnIT 10 Free #MustReads: #MachineLearning+#Data #Science http://cm.gy/9rnj  #smarttech #ML #DataScience #BigData #MustRead  @analyticbridge 80+ Free Data Science Books http://buff.ly/2sFsxku  @Reza_Zadeh Dataset: 300k videos tagged with 400 human actions, from DeepMind. Free to download. https://deepmind.com/research/open-source/open-source-datasets/kinetics/ … &nbsp; &nbsp;
6/21/20172 minutes, 10 seconds
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*DataScience Daily* A Gentle Intro to Machine Learning, The Hill on AI, and Network Visualization in R

Data Science Daily for Jun 20, 2017 Show Notes @DeepLearn007 Machine Learning: A gentle introduction #AI #machinelearning #bigdata #fintech #ML #tech http://rcardin.github.io/machine-learning/artificial-intelligence/2017/06/18/machine-learning-a-gentle-introduction.html …  @AndySugs RT: @Rbloggers: Data Science Tool Market Share Leading Indicator: Scholarly Articles https://wp.me/pMm6L-Dz9  #rstats #DataScience @AmyxIoT It&#8217;s time for an intelligent conversation on artificial intelligence &#8211; The Hill (blog) https://goo.gl/K7Rl52  ArtificialIntelligence AI *DataPoint* Automation Apocalypse Counterpoint: Real Time Donuts <span...
6/20/20172 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rimma Nehme on CosmosDB, Planet-Scale Applications, and Selling Door-to-Door

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk with Rimma Nehma about CosmosDB, Planet-Scale applications, and how she got started in Data. Links Posts by Rimma Nehme CosmosDB.com @rimmanehme @AzureCosmosDB Sponsor: Enterprise Data &amp; Analytics &#8211; We are here to help. Sponsor: Audible.com &#8211; Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Submitting to the PASS Summit 2017 ([1:10]) Blues Brothers movie reference ([3:50]) Data needs to be Everywhere ([11:00]) Planet scale ([16:00]) Spiderman reference &#8211; from Rimma! ([17:30]) Is this science fiction? ([24:24]) Battle-tested. ([25:30]) Open-source software analytics ([27:30]) The CosmosDB simulator ([32:44]) A little startup inside Microsoft ([35:30]) Rimma found query optimization really, really boring. ([37:45]) On family&#8230; ([40:45]) CosmosDB is truly out of this world. ([48:00]) On reading&#8230; ([42:00]) Selling door-to-door ([44:45])
6/20/201748 minutes, 54 seconds