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Exploring Machine Learning, AI, and Data Science

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Data science is so fascinating! Amazing show!

Very Interesting! Great to listen.

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I've learned a lot of things in this podcast. Great jod. Keep it up!

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
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0
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1

Awesome!

By Chad Grills - Jul 27 2018
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Data science is so fascinating! Amazing show!

Very Interesting! Great to listen.

By Gie501 - Oct 14 2017
Read more
I've learned a lot of things in this podcast. Great jod. Keep it up!
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Data Driven

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Exploring Machine Learning, AI, and Data Science

Rank #1: Listener Mail: NoLock, Virtual Summits, and the Scientific Method

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In this episode, Frank and Andy answer some your questions!

Show notes coming soon!
Aug 06 2019
58 mins
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Rank #2: Trey Johnson on ETL, Data, and Fixing Up Old Cars

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In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy talk to Trey Johnson about ETL, Data, and fixing up old cars.
Jan 14 2019
40 mins
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Rank #3: *DeepDive* Data Science vs. Data Engineering

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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.

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Notable Quotes
Frank's new courses are up at < ahref="https://www.wintellectnow.com/" target="_blank">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)
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... (49:25)
On over-fitting (55:30)
Training the model (56:30)
Request for feedback! (57:30)
Feb 21 2018
58 mins
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Rank #4: *Special* Computer Vision Session from AI Discovery Day

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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 - Cognitive Services
Registration Link
Sep 21 2018
12 mins
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Rank #5: *DataPoint* Just Jump In

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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
3 mins
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Rank #6: Brent Ozar on NoLock, Stoicism, and Playing Country Music Backwards (S3E2)

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In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy catch up with Brent Ozar and have a laugh or two at Silverlight's expense, NoLock, and playing country music backwards.
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Notable Quotes
Season 3 opened with John Lee Dumas aka JLD (01:30)
Data Soup Summit (02:00)
Introducting Brent Ozar (05:00)
"Get out there!" - Brent Ozar (08:30)
Data work pays better. (13:45)
Brent started in hotel management (15:00)
Data is the new oil... but we should avoid spills. (16:15)
"The job is getting harder, not easier." (18:30)
The "Aha" moment and ER analogy. (21:30)
Brent's quote voice... (22:00)
Brent's "Bad News Doctor" voice (22:45)
Andy throws NoLock under the bus. Brent helps. (23:12)
On shrinking databases... (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)
"No one comes to me for a good time..." (36:20)
The data is the choke-point. Again. (38:30)
On Google Glass (39:45)
On Past Brent... (41:00)
Name-drop: Brian Kelley (41:30)
"We're published. It's a license to spell." (42:10)
Book Reference: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (43:45)
Social Radar (44:45)
Regarding iTunes... (45:00)
Brent is into restaurants. (46:45)
Andy's Brent Story... (48:15)
Brent is here to help. (50:00)
On paying it forward... (51:30)
"This looks like an engineer built it" is not a compliment. (52:30)
Learn more about Brent at BrentOzar.com (53:00)
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine (54:30)
Every Tool's a Hammer by Adam Savage (@donttrythis)(55:30)
Titan by Ron Chernow (58:40)
Regarding Midgely... (1:00:00)
Brent's Epic Life Quest (1:02:00)
WordPress Plugins I Use to Sell Training Classes (1:02:30)
Frank's New Year starts 1 Nov. (1:03:15)
Sometimes life resembles a country music song... (1:04:00)
Frank wrote a book about Silverlight. (1:05:15)
One day there will be a country song about a self-driving pickup leaving... (1:06:10)
Transcript (Experimental)
The following transcript was automatically generated with AI.
Hello and Welcome to 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 now hear your hosts Frank Lavigna
and Andy Leonard.
Hello and welcome back to data driven the podcasts are
we explore the emerging field.
Some data science machine learning and artificial intelligence.
If you'd like to think of data as the new
oil and you can consider us Car Talk because we
focus on where the rubber meets Virtual Road and with
me as ever on this epic road trip down the
information superhighway.
Can I fill us up with more data cliches Andy
is emulated?
How you doing? I'm doing great Frank?
How are you? I'm doing alright?
I'm doing alright so you had a birthday last week?
Thank you yes? Yes, I made another trip around the
sun.
Yeah, yeah, you know statistics show that the more birthdays.
You have the longer you live that you know,
I wonder. Though if it's one of those false.
Corollary's just just not sure is that false positive.
I don't know. I think it's a useless correlation.
I was looking for how describing the same thing just
in different terms.
That's true. We've sound smart when we throw these words
around.
I need all the help I can get sound in
smaller.
I'm just saying so last week.
We had the jihadis show kicking off season 3.
Let's see 02 of season 3 and.
We've had a lot of good feedback with that JLD
himself actually treated the.
The.
The episode. Lydia Oh wow,
I was super excited with to hear that.
We also announced speaking of super excited.
I'm doing a play on super we announced the data
Soup Summit and so that's a virtual summit that were
put together data soupsummit.com if I'm correct and coming up
in.
Jul 30 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #7: *DataPoint* Getting Kids into STEM

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Recently, this post of the Best Jobs in the US came across my news feed.

Note that "Data Scientist" has been knocked out of first place by "Machine Learning Engineer." This title didn't even exist a few years ago.

So then, how do we prepare kids for the future of work when the jobs don'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's website at http://fairhavencodingcamp.com and if you live in the DC area, sign up your middle/high schooler today!
Jul 26 2018
9 mins
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Rank #8: *DataPoint* Still Alive

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Yes, Andy and I are still alive and we're doing well.

2018 has started off like gangbusters for us both. Andy is going full bore in his consulting business and I'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'd like to learn how to make the most of Azure Government, then check out these free courses I'm delivering in the DMV area.

Reston - Feb. 26 - Feb. 28, 2018; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Register here
Chevy Chase - Mar. 12 - Mar. 14, 2018; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Register here
Elkridge - Mar. 26 - Mar. 28, 2018; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Register here
Reston - Apr. 2 - Apr. 4, 2018; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Register here
Reston - Apr. 23 - Apr. 25, 2018; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Register here

On that note, here's a little ear worm for you:
Feb 16 2018
2 mins
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Rank #9: Inspiration with John Lee Dumas and Tech Intensity with Data Soup

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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'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 - 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 - Smart Passive Income

Love this:
"What gets measured gets managed." - Peter Drucker

EOFire.com

"Data is either part of your business plan or part of your going-out-of-business plan." - Frank
Announcing Data Soup Summit - 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

Register before 15 Aug 2019 and save!
365 Data Science - our first Data Soup Summit sponsor!
We are honored to announce 365 Data Science is sponsoring Data Soup Summit!

The Dunkin Donuts *DataPoint* raw footage from the DataDriven Facebook page.
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The following transcript was automatically generated with AI.
Hello and Welcome to 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 now hear your hosts Frank Lavigna
and Andy Leonard.
Hello and welcome back to data driven the podcast where
we explore the emerging fields of data science machine learning
and artificial intelligence is you like to think of data
as the new oil then you can consider a scar
talk 'cause.
We focus on where the rubber meets the road and
on with me on this epic road trip.
Down the information superhighway as he has been from day
one.
Season one episode, one episode zero actually we started zero.
I take your room with me is Andy Leonard,
whose has gone from data engineer to chief data engineer
to you had another really data philosopher that's what it
was yeah,
started with data philosopher back in today right which is
very cool by the way well.
I appreciate that Frank it kind of went with the
beard and back then.
I had the unbreaded version of the beard.
And so you know, I still call myself so go
ahead go ahead.
Now, because I still call myself a date a philosopher
at DILM Suite,
which is kind of like an offshoot of Edna.
They consulting company. I kept the title enterprise DNA for
those not in the know not Edna like Dame Edna
thanks.
Yes, not the insurance company but enterprise data and analytics
and.
Yeah, we are I work there Frank works at Microsoft.
Yep, which wasn't the case during the whole podcast journey
actually.
Uh I had been riffed for Microsoft 'cause.
They basically said move to Seattle or else and I
rejoined.
But 18 months ago. Awesome has it been that long
wow well April so.
Yeah, well still fit OK 15 months,
he was 89 since the job opportunity was like first
presented to me.
Right right so it's been an interesting it's been interesting
journey.
I'm now they changed our titles for this upcoming fiscal
year.
Microsoft fiscal year goes from July 1st to June 30th.
I am now a cloud solution architect.
Jul 23 2019
50 mins
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Rank #10: Listener Mail: EdX or MCP? and How Is AI Tested?

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In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy answer two questions sent in by listeners.
Aug 07 2018
1 hour
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Rank #11: *DataPoint* Studying Data Science Changes the Way You Approach Problems

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In this Data Point, Frank recounts how he has a new approach to troubleshooting WPF performance issues, or any issues for that matter.
Mar 05 2018
4 mins
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Rank #12: *DataPoint* SSIS and Containers

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Andy has been working on a way to test SSIS package execution in Windows containers using the SSIS Catalog. That'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!

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Apr 04 2019
2 mins
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Rank #13: *DataPoint* Here’s a Retailer that Knows How to Compete in the Amazon World

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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!
Jul 29 2019
5 mins
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Rank #14: Jake Mannix on Recommendation Systems, Physics, and the Best Answer to Our Questions Yet

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In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Jake Mannix, an accomplished data engineer who has had an amazing career.
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Notable Quotes
Frank heartily recommends Head Strong (00:50)
It takes a lot of time to fly from Farmville to India... (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... (10:00)
... and compares and contrasts with Customer Service and Product Engineering. (12:00)
Sometimes this cycle works "too good!" (13:10)
Learn more about Lucene. (15:00)
We now search by typing questions. Not terms. (15:40)
More about Query-Intent Classification... (17:10)
"How Do I Do Brain Surgery" - Google Search (18:25)
Smart search is based on closed loop analysis of "who clicks on what." (19:30)
One example of public search datasets: Google Trends. (21:30)
What is a garage-door opener? (22:00)
"We expect a lot from search these days." (26:10)
Searching Amazon for garage door. (26:40)
"Data is their foundation." (28:00)
"I'm a data engineer." (31:00)
"Math is fun but it's 5% of the work." What is most of the work? Data cleansing. (31:20)
On tensors... (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 LinkedIn's search engine! (44:44)
Check out the LucidWorks blog. (45:00)
Sep 05 2018
47 mins
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Rank #15: Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch on AI, Enterprises, and Startups

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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.
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Notable Quotes
Cognilytica is amazing!(04:00)
All chatbots are dumb - for now. (09:00)
Machine Learning vs. Machine Reasoning (11:30)
The DIKUW Pyramid (11:55)
More about Knowledge Graph... (14:00)
More about Common Sense... (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? (025:00)
Tech Breakfast DC (28:30)
AOL plug (31:25)
What's your favorite part of your current gig? (32:00)
More about pseudo-AI... (33:45)
Shout-out to Brent Ozar (just not by name) (38:00)
When I'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)
"Don't overshare..." (46:30)
The loneliest people (47:00)
Warning: Do not watch movies while driving. (48:30)
Also, eating tacos while driving is difficult. (49:00)
"Lefties are alright..." - Kathleen (49:30)
Ron may be a pool shark. (51:30)
Ron and Kathleen write for TechTarget and Forbes. (53:00)
Ron's book recommendation: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (56:00)
Kathleen's book recommendation: My Not-So-Perfect Life (57:00)
Kathleen's other book recommendation: The Glass Castle (57:40)
You can glamp at Sandy River in Farmville (1:00:00)
Mar 05 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #16: *DataPoint* Preparing to Measure Hurricane #Florence

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In this DataPoint, Andy shares plans to capture weather data from Hurricane Florence for a site he maintains - named AndyWeather - and a Twitter account named @AndyWeather.
Sep 12 2018
12 mins
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Rank #17: *DataPoint* Chatbot Workshop

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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's the book I referenced in the DataPoint
Apr 05 2019
6 mins
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Rank #18: Stu Ainsworth on Reliability, Disaster Recovery, and Chaos Monkeys

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In this episode, Frank and Andy chat with Stu Ainsworth about service reliability in a chaotic world.
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Notable Quotes
Postmortem: VSTS 4 September 2018 (02:00)
Stuart Ainsworth on Twitter: @CodeGumbo (05:30)
Reliability: Expectations vs. Solutions (06:00)
"Canada is another country." (11:00)
"Serendipitous" (11:55)
TV references: MacGyver and The A-Team (13:40)
Chaos Monkey (00:00)
Brent's book review of Database Reliability Engineering (15:00)
Andy cannot count 9's... (19:15)
The shifting node for "big data." (23:30)
Service Level Objective (25:00)
The Black Swan (Audible) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) (28:00)
Frank's 9/11 Experience (30:00)
Culture is prime. (35:00)
The hard part is figuring out, "What is the problem we're trying to solve?" (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)
"... it's kinda like an old girlfriend..." - Stuart Ainsworth (44:30)
Road trips! (47:30)
"We are living in interesting times." (49:00)
Hoschton, Georgia (50:25)
Stu likes the book Accelerate (52:40)
Find out more about Stu at CodeGumbo.com! (53:45)
Learn more about Azure DataFest by following @AzureDataFest on Twitter! (54:00)
Sep 11 2018
54 mins
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Rank #19: *DataPoint* Chuck E. Cheese is Watching You

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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.
Apr 01 2019
1 min
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Rank #20: *DataPoint* Provision an Azure Data Factory Instance

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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
13 mins
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