Rank #1: *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.
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Nov 08 2019
Rank #2: 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.
Oct 03 2017
Rank #3: *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’t seem to figure out the deltas.
Frank’s new courses are up at WintellectNow ([01:30])
David Goggins ([03:00])
Dive! Dive! Dive! It’s a deep dive on Data Science vs. Data Engineering ([06:00])
“Clean data” means different things to different people. ([09:30])
“Shaping the data.” ([11:00])
Our conversation with Buck Woody ([12:30])
Andy’s screed on managing NULLs ([14:00])
Andy’s screed on managing dupes ([17:00])
Frank, on aggregation and schema changes… ([21:21])
Attempted NoSQL definition ([23:45])
On MySQL… ([25:00])
Maybe “No” stands for “Not only” ([26:45])
“What sorcery is this?!” ([28:30])
Kevin Hazzard’s article on Database Design if we started today ([29:15])
Andy’s opinion: We’re not using the SSD-ness of SSD’s ([31:30])
“I don’t know how much simpler you can get.” – Andy ([33:00])
Denny Cherry’s company: Denny Cherry and Associates ([34:45])
“… somewhere between useless and lying…” ([35:45])
Frank on HDFS ([38:00])
ClearDB wiped out 13 years of Frank’s blog data, and we’re still bothered by that. ([40:30])
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… ([49:25])
On over-fitting ([55:30])
Training the model ([56:30])
Request for feedback! ([57:30])
Feb 21 2018
Rank #4: Kevin Hazzard on Python, Grokking Topics, Category Theory, and the Zen of Chainsaw Maintenance
In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Kevin Hazzard.
Frank has a treadmill desk. ([2:35])
“It’s all about collecting the data.” Health is secondary. ([3:25])
On Python… ([5:00])
We love our R listeners! ([6:30])
Book reference: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue ([8:50])
Book reference: “grok” from Stranger in a Strange Land ([10:45])
How would databases be different if we’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])
“Data hunted me down and almost killed me!” ([24:25])
Category theory ([25:30])
Functional, then categorical, then both. ([26:50])
“Sharpening chansaws.” ([28:05])
CosmosDB and Redis Cache ([30:15])
“I’d love to not have a screen.” ([32:30])
On serving our community ([33:00])
Book recommendation: The Alchemist ([33:40])
“If you’re a technologist, we sorely need you to serve.” ([35:40])
Aug 08 2017
Rank #5: *DataPoint* Cognitive Biases and Predicting the Weather
Frank ponders weather prediction models, the confusion matrix, and cognitive biases.
Mar 21 2018
Rank #6: *DataPoint* Live at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh
Frank podcasts live from SQL Saturday Pittsburgh, which is the first time he’s spoken at a SQL Saturday event.
It’s also International Podcasting Day.
Sep 30 2017
Rank #7: *DataPoint* Provision an Azure Data Factory Instance
In this free excerpt from Andy’s Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory course, Andy shows off some of his prowess with ADF with our listeners.
Jan 03 2019
Rank #8: 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.
Frank’s cold/allergies ([1:00])
Andy is now Enterprise Data & Analytics‘ 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… ([9:50])
… and learned Oracle in the Air Force ([12:00])
On COBOL… ([13:00])
Audrey studied Bio-Medical Engineering in college ([14:30])
On building toys for children with prosthetics… ([15:15])
“I’m right here!” – Andy ([17:20])
On Andy’s phone calls… ([17:35])
“I’ve been trapped in here with me for decades, and I am not impressed.” ([21:45])
On Women if Tech… ([23:00])
Being a woman in IT… “It’s a double-edged sword” ([25:20])
Microsoft Flow ([27:00])
“If you don’t like learning, this is a terrible field…” – Frank ([28:15])
We are constantly learning… ([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])
Sci-fi television reference: Stargate ([44:00])
Sci-fi television reference: Battlestar Gallactica ([44:30])
Back to school for Audrey! ([45:30])
Randy Dyess’ first sci-fi book: First Contact: Spider Wars: Book 1 ([49:00])
Mark Russinovich’s book: Zero Day ([50:00])
“I don’t always know what I’m doing.” ([53:00])
“Be ready to fail many, many, many, many times before you get it right.” ([54:00])
#SqlFamily shoutout ([56:45])
Dec 01 2017
Rank #9: 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.
Jan 15 2019
Rank #10: *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.
Mar 10 2018
Rank #11: *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.
Aug 21 2018
Rank #13: Frank and Andy on Reinforcement Learning, Audiobooks, and Keto
Frank and Andy sync up before a big internal conference and some goodies that Andy’s working on.
Jul 17 2018
Rank #14: *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.
Jul 21 2018
Rank #15: *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.
Jun 15 2019
Rank #16: William McKnight on Data Strategy and Leadership
On strategy and leadership… ([7:00])
“Business strategy is really about data strategy” ([7:45])
It takes a team ([10:30])
On AI: “We’re only barely tapping into the possibilities…” ([12:00])
Interviewing at IBM ([12:45])
“…data as its own discipline, it’s not a drag-along to applications.” ([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])
“Be a leader.” ([25:50])
Jun 26 2018
Rank #17: *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!
May 15 2018
Rank #19: 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.
May 09 2019
Rank #20: 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.
Aug 22 2017