Steph Locke (@SteffLocke) does a lot of stuff in BI, from building snazzy Azure 6NF data warehouses to developing R web services. On top of the cool day job, she organises user groups & SQLRelay, speaks at events, and runs a boardgame company.
Stephanie Locke has submitted 6 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
This session covers concepts and techniques to help speed up and improve your delivery of BI using agile techniques.
If you have MSDN, you have Azure credits - Microsoft are giving you free rein on Azure to do whatever you fancy. This session gives you pointers on what you can do, and why some of them are jolly good ideas!
Top techies and great managers have strong interpersonal skills and understand business drivers. Working in the community allows you to develop these skills, so this session takes you through the in's and out's of working in the SQL Server community.
Got SQL Server problems and not a fully-fledged DBA? This session takes you through how to systematically test and review a system for issues using freely available scripts, books & advice from experts
Need a snazzy dashboarding tool, and want it free or cheap?
With a modicum of R and Linux knowledge, you can make interactive realtime dashboards for free that can be used in any web browser. Learn how in this session.
Yes, there's more than 3 normal forms and the 6th one is awesome. This session showcases Anchor Modelling and how it enables agile development, low deployment risk, and a scalable architecture that can be scaled out as well as up.
R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about.