Data Science with Tomaz Kastrun

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Data Science is a big deal today, but what is it exactly?

In this show, we talk to Tomaž Kaštrun (blog | twitter) about what Data Science is, what does a Data Scientist do, what insights is he looking for, what tools does he use, what is R, and what R integration in SQL Server 2016 means.

About Tomaž

Tomaž Kaštrun  is BI developer and Analyst with more than 15 years of experience working with MS SQL Server and and 15 years of experiences on statistics and predictive analytics. He is a frequent SQL Server community speaker, blogger, delivering sessions on local user group meetings, PASS or Microsoft related events (PASS, 24HOP, SQLSaturday) and publishing articles related to SQL Server.
He is working for Spar ICS GmbH / Spar Slovenija d.o.o. and is vivid coffee drinker.

Tomaz Kastrun

Show 49 – Presentation Design and More with Boris Hristov

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Most of us will have to deliver some kind of a presentation in our professional lives, whether it’s inside the organization or at a conference.
Today, we talk to Boris Hristov (blog | twitter) about this subject.

You might remember Boris from show 26 where we talked to him about Policy Based Management and Distributed Replay, but today he’s in a completely different phase.

Boris started a company called 356labs that is targeted at helping speakers deliver better presentations.

During our chat, we cover:

  • Why it’s important to start presenting, and how to start doing it
  • How to correctly deliver a message during a presentation
  • What should you ask yourself before delivering a presentation
  • Why are images better at delivering a message
  • How to start a company and get clients
  • Many practical tips for presenting

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About Boris

Boris is the Founder and CEO of Presentation Design and Training Agency 356labs. He has delivered sessions in 25+ countries and has not just once been rated as the top speaker of the event. Boris has numerous years of experience as a trainer and has trained companies like Microsoft and HP in topics like presentation skills and presentation design. The fastest way you can reach him is on Twitter where he writes under .

Boris Hristov

 

Show 48 – Pomodoro

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In this show, we talk about:

  • The top 100 percent trick and whether or not it works
  • A weird bug that was solved in SQL Server 2012 SP2
  • What is SSISDB and an Intersting tip for its maintenance
  • How to start performance tuning a system
  • Misconceptions about order
  • Dynamic search conditions
  • How to share data between stored procedures
  • Our favorite sessions from today’s 24 Hours of PASS
  • How to be more productive and scale yourself
  • And more..

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Show 47 – How to Find a DBA Job with Brent Ozar

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Continuing the show from two weeks ago, we have another show with Brent Ozar we recorded when he was in Israel a few weeks ago.

This time, we talk about what a DBA needs to know in order to get a job in this day and age.

What should you know if you’re a junior DBA? what should you know if you’re a senior DBA? what are some interesting interview questions you might face?

We also spend a few minutes talking about SQL Server on Linux, whether it makes sense, what does it really mean, and what should any SQL Server professional know today.

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About Brent

Brent Ozar (Blog | Twitter) is the founder and owner of Brent Ozar Unlimited.

Brent loves pushing SQL Server past the speed limit and showing other people how to drive it faster. He enjoys translating between programmers, sysadmins, SAN admins, and project managers. They find the root of the problem quickly, together, and get everyone working towards the same solutions.
For the best conversation in your life, ask him about:

  • Microsoft SQL Server performance tuning
  • Making kCura Relativity faster
  • VMware ESX/vSphere virtualization
  • Storage and SANs
  • Server hardware
  • How Tim Gunn can make it work

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Show 46 – Big Mistakes with Brent Ozar

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A few weeks ago, Brent Ozar flew over to Israel for SQLSatursday, so we took the opportunity to get together and have a fun conversation about his and ours favorite mistakes.

Among other mistakes, we talk about:

  • How did a company end up with a table named “C”
  • Brent’s first database disaster ever
  • Why Guy spent two weeks in Microsoft Belfast
  • Fire in the data center
  • How does a manager need to respond during a crisis
  • How should you react when you mess up

 

About Brent

Brent Ozar (Blog | Twitter) is the founder and owner of Brent Ozar Unlimited.

Brent loves pushing SQL Server past the speed limit and showing other people how to drive it faster. He enjoys translating between programmers, sysadmins, SAN admins, and project managers. They find the root of the problem quickly, together, and get everyone working towards the same solutions.
For the best conversation in your life, ask him about:

  • Microsoft SQL Server performance tuning
  • Making kCura Relativity faster
  • VMware ESX/vSphere virtualization
  • Storage and SANs
  • Server hardware
  • How Tim Gunn can make it work

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