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Presented by Steve Hughes


Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant Lead at Pragmatic Works. He works with Microsoft’s SQL Server stack and Windows Azure to deliver data and business intelligence solutions. He has been working with technology for over 15 years, with much of that time spent on creating business intelligence solutions including in-memory models, multidimensional databases, reporting solutions, and data marts. One of Steve’s passions is using data effectively and helping customers understand that data is valuable and profitable. Over the past six years, he has delivered over 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture.


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Date:  Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Microsoft Technology Center
750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 1000
Houston, TX  77024

This is a fun, interactive event that will require you to work in a team. You’ll want your team to come out on top because the winners will get an amazing prize!

In this Hackathon*, we will walk through a customer digital transformation scenario using an all Azure architecture. We’ll build a working Azure web application that leverages Azure Machine Learning, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Warehouse and Power BI to provide an end-to-end advanced analytics application experience.  Through this guided walk through, you will get hands-on experience building and configuring these Azure platforms, providing you a greater understanding of how they can be utilized in your environment.

System Requirements:

  • A corporate email address (e.g., your @microsoft.com email)
  • Microsoft Azure subscription must be pay-as-you-go or MSDN (trial subscriptions will not work)
  • Local machine or a virtual machine configured with:
    • Visual Studio Community 2017 or later
    • Azure SDK 2.9 or later for Visual Studio
    • Azure PowerShell 1.0.0 or later
  • PowerBI.com account

*Please note, Azure Subscriptions will not be provided at this event.

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