What a spectacular start to DataPlatformGeeks’ first Data Platform Day event of 2019 at Microsoft office, Bellandur, Bengaluru on February 2nd, 2019. Thanks to Microsoft and Manipal ProLearn (Knowledge Partner), this multi-track event with multiple sessions under each track was house-full within days of announcement. 300 attendees, 15 parallel sessions, 4 tracks – Data Science, Azure, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, Database Administration and Development.

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Group Picture with the attendees after the community launch of DPS 2019

The Feb 2 event registrations began at 8 am and went till 9.00 am. Sessions began sharp at 9:00 am parallely in three MPRs (Halls). The first slot of speakers were Don Rohan Castelino (Microsoft) & Pooja Kamath (Microsoft) on Azure Cognitive Services, Krishnakumar Rukmangathan (Microsoft) & Madhuban Singh Joshal (Microsoft) on ETL on Linux with SSIS and Troubleshooting Transaction Log File Growth Issues by Sravani Saluru (Microsoft) & Swetha S (Microsoft).

After the first set of sessions, the three rooms were merged and converted into a massive single room with 300 techies witnessing the community of launch of Data Platform Summit 2019. Amit Bansal, the founder of the conference unveiled the new theme and the logo of DPS 2019 in-front of 300 intrigued audience including the eDominer team, DPG Regional Mentors & Manipal Prolearn team.

DPS 2019 Dates:

Pre-Cons – August 19, 20 & 21.
Summit – August 22, 23 & 24.

Venue – Radisson BLU, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru.


DPS 2019 Logo, Theme and Dates

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Two alumnus of DPS also spoke about their experience at our previous summits and how Data Platform Summit helped their careers & projects. It was absolutely wonderful to hear such testimonials.

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Biju (Technical Manager, ABB) updating how DPS helped his project

DPS 2019 registrations are now open. You can book your seat now at the lowest price. Remember, Data Platform Summit price increases on the first of every month. Click Here to learn more about DPS 2019.

And for the next best part, THE GROUP PICTURE! It was hard, but we managed to take a great picture in the packed room with 300 folks. You can see the attendees holding and reading DPS 2019’s new catalogue above.

After a quick refreshment break, we continued with the regular sessions. In room 1, Rendezvous with Azure Machine Learning Service by Sandeep Alur (Microsoft). Room 2, Paginated reports in Power BI by Kane Conway (Microsoft) & in room 3, we had Troubleshooting Availability Groups by Hemanth Tarra (Microsoft). All packed sessions once again.

With that, we ended the first half of the event. During the lunch break at Microsoft Cafeteria, attendees networked as they stood in the queue for lunch.

During the sessions & the breaks, the delegates were continuously posting on social media with the #dps10.

Post lunch sessions began at 1: 45. Develop and Deploy AML model using Azure Databricks and Kubernetes by Sudhir Rawat (Microsoft). Sanjay Raut (Microsoft) took a session on Bringing Data to Data Warehouse. Azure ARM & Azure PowerShell for SQL Server Automation by Avanish Panchal (Regional Mentor, DPG). Again, packed sessions even in the afternoon.

After a quick break, we moved on to the next set of parallel sessions. Data Visualisation Using Microsoft Power BI tool by Amit Kumar Choudhary (Manipal ProLearn). Sanjay Raut (Microsoft) took the second part of his session i.e Setting up Analytics on Data. The other parallel session was Execution Plan Analysis & Query Tuning by Amit Bansal (SQLMaestros).

It was time for the last 3 sessions for the day. It was amazing to see how passionate people were to learn, so much that almost all of them stayed till the end and we had houseful sessions. Introduction to Feature Engineering – Machine Learning by Sandip Pani (Regional Mentor, DPG), Azure Analysis Services by Jaideep Roy (Microsoft) & Vikas Kumar (Microsoft) and SQL Server Aggregations by Satya Ramesh (SQLMaestros)

The full day of learning with 15 technical sessions from Microsoft & Industry Experts ended successfully with some great feedback. It was then time to give away the prizes and goodies and of course, like every year, the big ticket to DPS 2019. But, not before some fun moments with Amit Bansal and the eDominer & DPG team.

The mega prize of the day was a free, a full-access, 3-day DPS 2019 pass. And it was won by Saifali Nabbuwale for spreading the work about DPS 2019 in his social media channels. Many attendees received goodies like Bags, bottles, pen-stands, Posters etc.

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Saifali Nabbuwale being presented the ticket to Data Platform Summit 2019 by the DPG Team

As always, we thank Microsoft for supporting our events with its state-of-the-art infrastructure & subject-matter-experts. Great efforts by the eDominer & DPG Teams to pull off this event. Special thanks to Manipal ProLearn for being the knowledge partner for the event and supporting us with their wonderful technical session on Power BI. Manipal ProLearn also introduced a special discount code – DPGMANIPAL that offers DPG members with a 10% off on their three top data & analytics courses on AI, ML, DL & Digital Marketing.

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