my week in Arizona @ Insight HQ and @ Data Platforms 2018 conference

I had a wonderful time this week in Arizona. Tonight I will fly back home, and I am bringing back with me a lot of new things that I have learned, so I am very very happy!Visit to Insight HQIt was my first time here at our HQ in Tempe. Everyone has been so nice with me, I really liked the spirit and the attitude of all of the people I met. I also had the opportunity to meet our CIO Mike Guggemos, that spent his precious time with me at lunch (thank you for inspiring me with your words) and introduced me to key people in our solutions and services division.The conferenceThe conference location is just amazing, located at the Wigwam Arizona resort.I had the opportunity to meet speakers from some of the most relevant companies in the Big Data world, including Facebook, AWS, Expedia, Qubole, etc. And I’d like to thank Qubole for giving me the opportunity to speak here, Kay and Matthew in particular. I hope the audience liked my session on Azure Data Lake, below a couple of pictures of the conferenceAnd, last but not least, during my commute times, I found … a coyote! (I know, I am probably the worst photographer on planet earth)Ciao!Francesco@francedit

Microsoft Digital Week, Data Platforms 2018 and Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

I have been quite busy with a few things in the last months, and I didn’t give a proper attention to this blog (I am also a bit of a lazy person sometimes ). So I am writing this article to do a quick recap of my extra-work activities done in the last months and what I am planning to do in the upcoming weeks.November 2017 -  WPC 2017 (Milano) – I worked with the rest of the team on the agenda of the conference. I think the conference went pretty well, based on the feedbacks that we received. I wrote a book, together with Roberto, on the Azure Data Platform, and it will be published soon. It has been a big effort and I literally spent days and nights of my personal time on that, I hope you will like it, once published. I have a lot of people to thank for the support, I will write an article once the book will be available.March 2018 - Microsoft Digital Week (Milano) – One entire week dedicated to technology, hosted by Microsoft in the Microsoft House. I presented together with my friend and colleague Diego a session on cloud and artificial intelligence, describing the work that we are doing for our customersApril 2018 – Data Platforms 2018 (Phoenix) - I will present a session on Azure Data Lake. I have never been to Arizona before, so I will also try to spend some time to be a tourist there. April 2018 – Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 (Verona) – I will present the new version of Azure Data Factory, that introduces a few interesting features for ETL scenarios.That’s all for now, I am planning some additional activities for communities, and I will use them as an excuse to publish another blog post, hope soon Ciao!Francesco@francedit

my session on Azure Data Lake @ Global Azure Bootcamp 2017

  I had the opportunity, few days ago, to deliver a session on Azure Data Lake at the Global Azure Bootcamp 2017, in Pordenone. Of course I’ve enjoyed the experience, conferences are always a great opportunity to share and learn from others. I am publishing (I know I’m late, 3 weeks have passed ) the slides that I’ve presented, you could find them below,     Grazie, ciao! Francesco @francedit