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Azure Analytics User Group Meeting | March

March 8 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm MST

Calgary Power Platform User Group is focused on creating a community for Azure Analytics users within Calgary and the surrounding area.

About this Event

Join us on March 8, 2022, at 4:00 pm MST via Microsoft Teams! The purpose of this group is to discuss and keep up with the ever-shifting landscape of the Microsoft Azure analytics stack.


4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Meeting Welcome & Introduction 

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm A Quickstart on Azure Synapse | Jarid McKenzie

5:10 pm – 5:30 pm Tidbit Presentation | Greg Mardon

Session Overviews 

A Quickstart on Azure Synapse | Jarid McKenzie

In this presentation, Jarid McKenzie walks through using Synapse Serverless and Apache Spark with Delta Lake Tables in Azure Synapse. 

Tidbit Presentation | Greg Mardon


Jarid McKenzie 

Jarid McKenzie, BSc. In Mathematics and Statistics and certified in Business Intelligence from the University of Calgary, is co-owner and Lead Analytics Architect for Iteration Insights. 

Jarid has eight years of experience working in the digital space, including teaching Business Intelligence at the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Currently, he is on the advisory board for the Business Intelligence Program at SAIT and is a mentor to many graduates from this course. 

As an active member of the Power Platform and Azure Analytics User Groups in Calgary, Jarid loves to share his knowledge with the community by speaking at major data analytics events, such as the Power Platform World Tour held in Calgary last year.  

About the Group

Whether you have a depth of knowledge in a certain area that you want to share or are looking to branch out and learn new aspects of the Azure stack, this is the group for you.

More than learning, the Azure Analytics User Groups is a great place to find professionals in the industry. For those new to the industry (like students), this user group is the easiest and best way to get a good introduction to Azure.

We will discuss the use and direction of tools such as:

  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Synapse (formerly Azure SQL DW)
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Data Factory
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure storage
  • Azure DevOps
  • Power BI

The discussion is not limited to these products and will change over time.

Speaker/Sponsorship opportunities

We welcome anyone who wishes to become involved with one of our user groups. From seasoned presenters to those that are just getting started, there are always opportunities to speak at one of our user groups. For sponsors, this is a great chance to get in front of a dedicated audience of data lovers. Email Renata Kalsbeek for more information on these opportunities.

Join the Community on LinkedIn!


Filming and Photography may take place, please read our Notice for Filming and Photography for further information.


March 8
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MSTw
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