SQL PASS Detroit


We have meetings on the second Thursday of every month.

Each meeting start with a short introduction and Q & A session, where we'll have chapter news and may also have job announcements.  The normal schedule for each meeting is:

6:00 - 6:30 - General Q & A and Announcements
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation (90-minute presentations will run until 8:00)
7:30 - 8:00 - Question & Answer Session

Special thanks to the following sponsors...


Thanks to the help of some great speakers, we've had some really good topics in 2018...and we aren't done yet!  Special thanks go out to the wonderful folks at Pet Supplies Plus Corporate Headquarters in Livonia, Michigan, we have a home for all of 2018.

Also, our Chapter President, Ed Wagner, worked with the wonderful folks at PASS and has been able to restore all previous meeting archives!

Next Meeting

The October meeting is on 10/11/2018. Please make your FREE reservations for the meeting at EventBrite. The meeting location is included on the EventBrite reservation page.

Machine Learning - Getting Started

Do you have large amounts of data which you want to leverage to predict the answers to difficult questions? The seemingly new field of Machine Learning (ML) has been around for almost 60 years, with this exact goal in mind. While machine learning is closely tied to statistics, do not let mathematical anxiety derail the value you can obtain in applying machine learning to your data.

In this session, we introduce the fundamentals of ML to get you started without requiring the intense mathematics background. We will look at how to frame your data questions, determine if ML fits best to answer your questions, as well as understanding the type of outputs it can provide in responding with predictions. We will cover a high-level overview of the different models, and spend our time focused on the simple process of determining the right algorithm to use, with demo’s and examples, to show you how easy it is to start using machine learning today.

Speaker Bio: Andrew Loree
Andrew Loree is a Data Insights Consultant at Microsoft and has over nineteen years of data and database experience with roles in architecture, design, development and implementation of enterprise-scale SQL Server data solutions, supporting industries from legal e-discovery to manufacturing. Andrew holds fourteen Microsoft certifications, has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University and continues his life-long learning journey working to finish his Masters of Science from the same alma mater.

Contact Info

Please send any questions, concerns, etc to sqlpassindetroit@gmail.com.
Please note that our old email address (detroit@pass.org) is no longer active because PASS is no longer providing Office 365 accounts to chapters.

If you have any questions about the group please drop us a line. If you're interested in speaking we're especially interested to hear from you.

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