Tuesday, 7 October 2014

NorDev: Natural Language Processing & How to diagnose SQL Server performance issues

What: Natural Language Processing & How to diagnose SQL Server performance

When: Thursday, 6th November 2014 @ 6.30pm

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

Sign-up: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/198132992/

Natural Language Processing of A&E Patient Notes
Richard Astbury (@richorama)

Richard will be talking about a recent project where he took 7 years of patient data from the A&E at Leeds General Hospital, and ran it through some natural language processing algorithms to extract rich information. This helped to inform clinical decision making, save money, and support the wider community of services in Leeds.
He'll be talking about the challenges on the project, and the tools, tricks and techniques used to extract useful information from hand-typed notes.

Richard helps software businesses around Europe migrate their applications to the cloud. Richard is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure, an experienced Node/js and .NET developer, and Senior Consultant at two10degrees. He lives in Woodbridge, Suffolk.


How to diagnose SQL Server performance issues like a Pro. 
Mark Pryce-Maher (@tsqltidy)

In this session, Mark will run through the tools that Microsoft use to track down performance issues with SQL Server. He will demonstrate how to use these freely available tools; SQLDiag, SQLNexus and ClearTrace to not only diagnose your SQL Server issues but make to look like a SQL god to your boss.

Mark is the owner and principle consultant at Iceni Solutions, a SQL Server Business and Oracle  consultancy in the UK with clients in a variety of sectors from banking to aerospace. He specialises in Administration and Performance tuning. Mark is a MCITP and MSCA in SQL Server 2008 & 2012 and has spoken a a number a a number of SQL Server conferences in the UK.

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