The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server. We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area. We plan to meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided. Details about the next meeting can be found below.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session. Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Food &Networking
6:15 - 7:30 - Main Presentation
7:30 -7:45 - Q&A Session / Door Prizes / Wrap-up


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April MADPASS monthly meeting | Azure Data Factory Ingestion Framework

Monthly chapter meeting

Featured Presentation:

Azure Data Factory Ingestion Framework

Sean Forgatch, Senior Consultant, Data Engineering Avanade

In this session we will discuss Data Strategy around data lake ingestion and how that shapes the design of a framework to fuel Azure Data Factory. This session will take you through the development of a Metadata database designed using Data Vault modeling, the collection of the metadata, as well as building a fully automated Data Factory pipeline.

About Sean:
Sean Forgatch is a Senior Consultant at Avanade based out of Chicago, IL focusing on Data Strategy, Data Engineering, and Business Intelligence. Serving multiple Fortune and Global 500 companies he has helped push the limits of Azure and is working on some of the largest Azure Data Lakes and Analytics implementations in the industry. He has been speaking at tech conferences across the United States since 2016, was the President of the Northeast Wisconsin PASS, and served on the board for SQL Saturday Madison. Originally from Southern Illinois, Sean enjoys running and lifting, as well as casual conversations with coffee, and spending time with his dog Sailor, an all white Siberian Husky.

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