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Twitter Analytics for the Developers Conference in Mauritius

It was fun to build the Twitter statistics for the Developers Conference in Mauritius, but, it's only today that I had the time to compile the figures for all 3 days and apply Sentiment Analysis on the individual tweets. Let's look at the results!

Interactive Dashboard Firstly, you can view the interactive dashboard here, filter the results, and even view details of the tweets.
Tweet Count Count of Tweets: 790 Count of Tweets by Day: 20 = 223 ; 21= 246 ; 22= 321  People Tweet most between 11 - 12 Hr Highest number of Tweets by Username is 121 (MSCC) Twitter Username with highest number of ReTweets is MSCC with 259 RTs Twitter Username with highest number of Favourites is Ish with 86 Favourites

TNWiki Article Spotlight – SQL Server and PolyBase

Hello World!
Here are some fresh news from the Microsoft TechNet wiki, the article I authored on Polybase and SQL Server got featured on the TechNet wiki blog - Thanks for the mention Ken!
Polybase has the ability to connect SQL Server to an existing Hadoop cluster and therefore join relational data to unstructured data.

Link to TechNet blog here. Link to Wiki here.
Cheers! Chervine

Developers Conference 2016 - SQL Server

Last week end, I had the opportunity to present at the Developers Conference in Mauritius again. This was another opportunity to team up with my friends from the MSPs and showcase how SQL Server 2016 can help solve the data challenges in modern businesses . So, if you missed the presentation, here is a summary of what we demonstrated.

I started the presentation with a focus on the trends in technology in terms of Apps, Mobile and IoT and how all of them are creating more and more data. However, this is leading to new challenges in terms of processing and storage.  

Hour of Code with the Community

Hello world!
Today I'm writing about one the the best experience I got with the community so far! It's the hour of Code!
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
I've been discussing with my friends and NGOs in my locality about organizing an hour of code with the children around and they we keen to provide the logistics and allow me to animate the session.
I started the session by introducing the Hour of Code and the computer science field and also emphasizes how computers are changing the world and how all those computers and applications are powered by codes in the back-end.

10 tips for the Web Cup

Hello World!

Last year together with my collages we participated in the Web Cup. It was a nice and fun experience but this blog post is not to evaluate the Web Cup, but rather to give some tips to the participants from what we learnt. Here we go:

1. Don't take it too seriously, have fun!
Participate to enhance your team work, meet other developers, increase your knowledge and have fun. Enjoy the experience and focus on building the best Web Site you can instead of focusing on winning and what are the other teams doing.

2. Don't code immediately! Discuss!
The theme won't be easy, it will be quite unorthodox, probably something you never done before.
So, don't code right away. Take the time to think about the challenge, brainstorm, think creatively and focus on the whole concept and how innovative it is first. Then, the next phases will be much easier.