Karen is a senior project manager and architect with an extensive background in development processes and information management. She specializes in taking practical approaches to systems development. She has 20+ years of public speaking (keynotes, speeches, and demonstrations). She wants attendees to have fun, gain insights and take away inspiration for working with new technologies and methods.
April 2023: Data Storytelling, Making Dashboards Action Inducing
Dashboards are common, but communicating a message without the aid of in-person speaking remains a challenge and barrier to effectiveness. In this session, we’ll discuss methods to create a dashboard using visual aids (color, negative space, data labels, focal points, etc.) to convey a clear message without speaking.
March 2023: Data Governance with Dataplex
(RESCHEDULED!) This session will include a data governance overview, review of components of data governance, and data governance through Dataplex on GCP with use-cases and demos. Please join us for this IN PERSON event!
January 2023: The Data Lakehouse with Bill Inmon
Certain vendors have suggested that the organization throw data into a data lake and then let end users analyze the data in the data lake. The data lake quickly turns into a data swamp or sewer. No one gets any value out of the data lake. In order to turn your data into something useful you need to turn your data lake into a Data Lakehouse. This presentation is all about the evolution of architecture and how to start to get value out of your data lake.
December 2022: Kùzu Graph Database Management System
Introduction to the Kùzu graph database management system (GDBMS) under development at University of Waterloo. Kùzu aims to integrate state-of-art storage, indexing, and query processing techniques to highly optimize for this feature set.
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