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SQL Saturday 543 Sponsorship in Manchester

On Saturday 22nd July Purple Frog Systems were the proud sponsors of SQL Saturday 543 held in Manchester.

The day started with the key note from Microsoft's Andrew Fryer on the middle floor of the venue, seen below.

Then the Purple Frog team were out in force with Alex Whittles speaking in two sessions; A Drive Into SSIS and An Introduction to U-SQL. Paul Andrew was manning the sponsor stand with an excellent IoT real-time data demonstration.

Utilising the flexibility of the Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 IoT Core 3x sensor readings (light, temperature and Bluetooth Low Energy) were streamed to the cloud and live visualisations presented in Power BI captivating visitors.

Thank you all those were came to speak with us. We hope to see you again soon.


STEM - Weston Road Academy SQL Server Introduction

As part of the STEM ambassador programme on Friday 8th July Purple Frog’s Paul Andrew went along to Weston Road Academy in Stafford to teach the Year 10 ICT class basic T-SQL syntax using the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2016 technology.

Due to limitations on the local school network we weren’t able to get SQL Server Express installed. This presented the perfect opportunity to use the power and elasticity of the Microsoft Azure cloud by spinning up 17x virtual machines for the training event. Students were then able to remote desktop into the virtual servers and experience first-hand what a real world enterprise grade database management system would look and feel like.

By the end of the 2 hour session students had learnt and written basic T-SQL data manipulation queries covering SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE with references to real world applications used throughout.

We are very proud to have been given the opportunity to plant the seeds for the next generation of data scientists, analysts and developers.

A very big thank you to Weston Road Academy staff for their warm welcome and the efforts extended to make this knowledge sharing visit possible.

SQL Saturday Manchester Sponsorship

SQL SaturdayWe're delighted to be partnering with the next SQL Saturday event in Manchester on 25th July 2015.

As a Gold partner, we'll be there for the duration, and look forward to meeting you there.

For more information, take a look at their website: click here

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