DocumentDB and Azure Search at a SQL Saturday in Birmingham, AL

This Saturday, March 18, 2017, SQL experts from throughout the United States will be arriving in Birmingham, AL to speak at SQL Saturday #593. SQL Saturday is a free program supported by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and the Birmingham event is hosted by Steel City SQL, a SQL Users group located in Birmingham, AL. SQL Saturdays offer free training and community opportunities to professional developers, DBAs and SQL Server professionals. According to the SQL Saturday #593 website, this will be the sixth SQL Saturday offered in Birmingham, AL.

I will be presenting a talk entitled "I like big data for $400." During this talk I will leverage AngularJS, Electron, Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search to create an application that allows users to explore a repository of over 200,000 Jeopardy! questions. This session is meant to be a high-level introduction to using these two components of Microsoft's Azure big data services.

My session will be one of 36 sessions focused on how to utilize many aspects of Microsoft's data tools. These topics range from PowerShell techniques, Analytics and Visualization, Database Development and more. You can view the event schedule here. You can view my session topic by going here.

The event will be hosted at Samford University and according to Steel City SQL, there are over 200 registrations for this event.  We are excited to be a part of it, and know it will be a day of learning and community building.

If you are interested, you can see a preview of the code I will be presenting Saturday by going to https://github.com/sigaostudios/nosqljeopardy . The code is written in a combination of C#, HTML and JavaScript utilizing AngularJS and Electron. A series of blog posts will be coming out soon detailing the demo application from how the interface with Azure Document DB and Azure Search works to how to integrate Angular 2 with Electron.

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