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Data Driven: the podcast where we explore the emerging field of Data Science. We bring the best minds in Data, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence right to you every Tuesday.



The field of data science mashes up the worlds of statistics, database architecture and software engineering. Data Scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business Review, as "the sexiest job of the 21st century." A quick search of job search sites reveal that this field is in high demand.



In a world where Data is the new Oil, Data Science the new Refineries, consider this Car Talk for the Data Age. Every week we bring the best minds in this emerging field straight to you. Our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners so that they can be prepared to thrive in a Data Driven world.

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Data Driven: the podcast where we explore the emerging field of Data Science. We bring the best minds in Data, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence right to you every Tuesday.



The field of data science mashes up the worlds of statistics, database architecture and software engineering. Data Scientist has been labelled by the Harvard Business Review, as "the sexiest job of the 21st century." A quick search of job search sites reveal that this field is in high demand.



In a world where Data is the new Oil, Data Science the new Refineries, consider this Car Talk for the Data Age. Every week we bring the best minds in this emerging field straight to you. Our goal is to educate and inspire our listeners so that they can be prepared to thrive in a Data Driven world.

    Careers in Data Predictions, Transforming Organizational Culture, and DIY Solar Power

    Careers in Data Predictions, Transforming Organizational Culture, and DIY Solar Power

    In this episode, Frank and Andy talk about why Data Engineering may be the next hot career, how Microsoft's culture has changed, and Frank's solar power experiments.


    Transcription & show notes coming soon.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The 3 R's of the 2020s: Robots, Retail, and Reskilling

    The 3 R's of the 2020s: Robots, Retail, and Reskilling

    In this episode Frank and Andy talk about the "three Rs" of the 2020s: robots, retail, and reskilling.
    Original live stream link:
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/frank-lavigne_data-driven-live-robots-data-and-retail-activity-6687056930667548672-tVKq (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/frank-lavigne_data-driven-live-robots-data-and-retail-activity-6687056930667548672-tVKq)
    Transcriptioncoming soon

    • 28 min
    *DataPoint* Robots at Walmart

    *DataPoint* Robots at Walmart

    In this Data Point, Frank sees a robot patrolling the aisles of his local Walmart and gets excited.


    The robot scans shelves and helps identify what needs to be restocked and what's out of place.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-adding-robots-help-stock-shelves-to-650-more-stores-2020-1 (https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-adding-robots-help-stock-shelves-to-650-more-stores-2020-1)

    • 8 min
    3 Year Retrospective

    3 Year Retrospective

    In this episode, Frank and Andy share their thoughts on three years of podcasting, stoicism, and climbing Mount Royal.
    Show NotesThis is the first show that we recorded via live stream. It also marks the debut of our AI voice over talent.
    SponsorGet a free audiobook on us at http://thedatadrivenbook.com/ (http://thedatadrivenbook.com/)


    Transcription (AI Generated)

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    hey Andy how it's going good how are you


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    good I'm seeing a black screen and for


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    some reason the audios being piped


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    through you know are you input should be


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    my my camera does on the pair of B let


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    me try turning it off and back on again


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    I know you have a call so for those of


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    you joining us on YouTube and our


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    Facebook live page Andy and I are doing


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    an experiment and what's data science


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    without experiments right Andy so true


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    so how's my audio your audios awesome


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    okay could you hear


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    all right I've turned my camera on main


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    using the app that came with it so the


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    software that we were explaining for


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    folks and for you Andy I'll bring our


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    listeners into this the image we haven't


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    started three years ago plus or minus a


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    few weeks we wanted to hold off on the


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    celebrations for a number of reasons and


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    we originally envisioned this show to


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    become a video podcast so technology and


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    costs have come down that if Sumi Annie


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    gets his camera going we will be able to


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    do there we go I see yeah I am here I


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    found the Settings button awesome so


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    this is good this is good so we have the


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    ability now to kind of do something more


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    long a lot to think what we were


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    originally envisioned so as awesome as


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    you may think the show has been we


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    actually had even we had even grander


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    plans so this is just an experiment


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    might even put this live on the feed is


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    kind of like a


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    call it a data point how about that Andy


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    I like it I like that a lot because the


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    advantage is that because I'm using a


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    product called restream that I can pipe


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    two different output so this is actually


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    going to Frank's world TV YouTube


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    channel our Facebook live feed and


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    because of the magic of automation this


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    is also going to be I'm actually going


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    to once this ends will see that it


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    should pick up the arm the video feed


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    from Facebook and then pipe that into an


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    mp3 file which should be ready for


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    upload to the scene so again it's data


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    science right in data magic it's not


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    science


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    I told that to customers a lot like you...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bob Ward on SQL, Faith, and the Dallas Cowboys

    Bob Ward on SQL, Faith, and the Dallas Cowboys

    In this episode, Frank and Andy talk with the legendary Bob Ward.
    Links (http://thedatadrivenbook.com)
    Sponsor: Audible.com (http://thedatadrivenbook.com) - Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial!
    Notable QuotesOn playing the "plague or pollen" game. (02:30)
    Regarding sportsball... (05:30)
    Virtual is the new norm. (06:30)
    Bob and Azure (07:30)
    Frank caught Bob in person at Microsoft Ready (08:15)
    On sharing code...(9:30)
    Bob on SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters (11:00)
    ... and PolyBase (12:30)
    "Keep the data where it lives, access it through the language you're familiar with." - Bob on PolyBase (13:48)
    Regarding Synapse (14:48)
    ...even for AS/400... (18:20)
    PolyBase as an incremental migration strategy... (19:30)
    COBOL, and more COBOL, and Y2K (20:30)
    "Buck Woody works with me..." - Bob Ward (21:00)
    An aside about NFL Football teams and rivalries. (23:00)
    We all miss baseball. (23:50)
    "Did you find data or did data find you?" (25:00)
    How Bob was recruited by Microsoft 26 years ago (26:45)
    Anna Hoffman (https://twitter.com/AnalyticAnna)... (28:15)
    Bob's Book: SQL Server 2019 Revealed (https://www.amazon.com/SQL-Server-2019-Revealed-Including/dp/148425418X) (31:00)
    "So this Bob Ward guy... he's kinda a big deal..." - Frank (32:45)
    "I have people like my wife to keep me humble." - Bob (34:00)
    "There's always somebody smarter..." - Bob (34:45)
    "The Silverlight apocalypse..." (35:30)
    "When I'm not working, I enjoy ____." (36:30)
    Some Good News (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug) (37:30)
    A Quiet Place (38:15)
    "I think the coolest thing in technology today is ____." (38:45)
    Bob started at Microsoft in 1993. (40:15)
    "There's no way somebody is going to put a SQL Server in the cloud." (42:00)
    FranksWorld.com (http://franksworld.com/) (42:40)
    On remote training (44:00)
    "I look forward to the day when I can technology to ____." (45:30)
    "IoT-ness" - Bob, circa 2020 (46:40)
    "Share something different about myself." (48:00)
    "We're all screwing up!" (49:30)
    Grace is Greater, by Kyle Idleman (https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Greater-Overcome-Redeem-Rewrite/dp/0801019419) (50:20)
    Bob on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobwardms/) (51:30)
    aka.ms/bobwardms (51:45)
    aka.ms/sqlworkshops (52:30)
    Tom Clancy series (https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Clancy/e/B000APF4T2) (53:00)
    Sherlock Holmes series (https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Conan-Doyle/e/B000AQ43GQ) (54:00)
    Sherlock - BBC (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1475582/) (54:45)
    "John Krasinski is a great Jack Ryan (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5057054/)." - Bob (58:00)
    Transcript (AI Generated)Hello and welcome to data driven,
    the
    podcast where we explore the emerging
    field of data science. We bring the best minds
    in data, software, engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
    Now hear your hosts Frank Lavigna
    and Andy Leonard. Hello and welcome back to data driven.
    The podcast or we explore the emerging fields of data
    science,
    machine learning and artificial intelligence.
    If you like to think of data as the new
    oil,
    then you can consider as well like Car Talk and
    with me on his epic road trip down.
    The information superhighway is Andy Leonard.
    Although. I think we are now currently in lock down
    so that road ship and has been postponed.
    It has and wow what a you know
    what an interesting time to live in right Frank.
    Right right, we are recording this on April 15th.
    You know it's serious when even the government postpones tax
    collection.
    True, yeah today would have been the day that your
    taxes were doing US,
    but they pushed it back.
    I forgot three months for
    months whatever. Yeah, yeah, three months,
    but it's in Julies coming up on my birthday.
    That's how I remember it.
    Like I need another paper.
    They give it kind of.
    Yeah exactly, but you know it's been an interesting day
    here.
    This I live in Virginia.
    You know?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    *DataPoint* Unplugging, empathy, and selfcare

    *DataPoint* Unplugging, empathy, and selfcare

    In this DataPoint, Frank goes off topic.
    Transcript (AI Generated)
    Hey, what's up? It's Frank here from data driven.
    The podcast where we explore the emerging fields of data
    science,
    machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
    I just wanted to take a minute to say I'm
    basically.
    Uh. What's going on? The show we we've been both
    kind of slammed.
    I've had some family issues I needed to take care
    of.
    I had the chance to release the show,
    but even all the Goings on last week or two
    it seemed inappropriate thing.
    I just take a pause and reflect and I actually
    had the chance today.
    To unplug, take a day off and.
    You know he was very refreshing,
    a kind of reconnect with my purpose.
    And realize, for instance, right now I'm I'm actually getting
    my car washed and it's been a long while and
    they're going to do the interior and stuff like that,
    but. You know, we pull up in there like how
    it's going to be an hour.
    It could be an hour or more and I'm like.
    It's OK. I mean there's a lot of you know
    we went to a restaurant was a week ago.
    And,
    uh. You know it was pretty clear that they reduce
    just to take out,
    and I think as things slowly get back to.
    Normal. People are adjusting. People are stressed out.
    For many reasons, and I think that's the importance of
    empathy
    right now. Any points of self care,
    I mean just I needed to have kind of a
    different work schedule this week because of some family commitments.
    But the key. Is I didn't have to really be
    unplugged today,
    but. I felt like I needed to and it definitely
    help help me reconnect
    with my purpose.
    Why we do the podcast all that stuff have an
    episode going out,
    probably. Midnight or tomorrow. I'll work on getting it,
    edit it out and published and dumb.
    You know we're gonna. Do that and I've got a
    really good gas.
    Really great conversation. It was about data about.
    It was really. It was a great conversation and poured
    it over a month ago an I hate when I
    pulled off a show that long.
    Not really what I intended but here we are and.
    Just wanted to just say the most important thing you
    can do for yourself,
    your family, but world is.
    Take care of yourself 1st and the second most important
    thing you can do is be apathetic towards folks.
    Make sure that you know.
    Take a deep breath before you get upset.
    You know I was like I was like Oh my
    God forsaken hour.
    He's like I could use it.
    Not a nice little shaded place were good and.
    There it is.

    • 2 min

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