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BuildingFit SkySpark Essentials Training - Salt Lake City, UT

  • Snowbird Resort 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr Sandy, UT 84092 United States (map)
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SkyFoundry's “SkySpark Essentials” training program provides students with the information to start to use and implement SkySpark. It is an in-person, three-day session presented in a classroom setting.

Dates: June 25-27, 2019

Training runs 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Venue: Snowbird’s Iconic Cliff Lodge

Venue: Snowbird’s Iconic Cliff Lodge

Where: Snowbird Resort

Located six miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is just a scenic 45 min drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Attendees qualify for a discounted room rate of $139/night. Details will be sent upon registration.


  • $1,400 per student for all three days*; OR

  • $1,000 per student for days 1 & 2.

* The $1,400 training package includes a third day and Module 5 of the Essentials training: Introduction to Axon Programming. Module 5 is targeted at students who will be involved in the development of Axon code to import data into SkySpark and write Axon functions and analytic rules. Axon is the underlying programming language of SkySpark. See below for more program details.


Note: This is the standard SkyFoundry SkySpark Essentials Class hosted by BuildingFit and taught by Jay Herron and Sean Stackhouse, BuildingFit's certified instructors. A brief description of each module is provided below.


The training program consists of 5 Modules, each of which builds on the knowledge acquired in the previous Module.

The Modules include:

  • M1*: SkySpark Overview - Working with the SkySpark User-Oriented Apps (Day 1)

  • M2: Building a Project with SkySpark Builder Tools (Day 1)

  • M3: On boarding data – Setting up Connectors and Importing data files (Day 2)

  • M4: Creating Custom Visualizations with ViewBuilder (Day 2)

  • M5: Introduction to Axon Programming (Day 3)

A brief description of each module is provided in SkyFoundry's SkySpark Essentials 3 Overview. This is a SkyFoundry course that BuildingFit is trained to teach.

*Completion of Module 1 provides an understanding of the capabilities, features and use of SkySpark. This session is strongly recommended for technical salespeople, and is required for students that will participate in additional training modules 2, 3, 4 and 5. It provides the essential understanding of the features and capabilities of SkySpark Apps needed to take advantage of the additional training sessions. It is also the core material typical end users need to know to use SkySpark.

Requirements and Recommended Preparation

SkySpark Essentials makes extensive use of the SkySpark Demo database, which is available with all copies of SkySpark. It includes a real-world example of a 4-building portfolio with:

  • A range HVAC equipment and energy meters

  • Multiple years of sensor data that continues to automatically generate over time

  • A selection of Rules that automatically generate sparks and produce views in the various Apps.

Students will need

  • A laptop computer with admin access rights

  • SkySpark software installed with enough capacity to run the Demo project (130 Points)

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Jay Herron

Jay Herron is a widely respected member of the SkySpark programming community, a contributing member to Project Haystack, and author of industry publications. Over the past four years, he has been an integral part of the BuildingFit team, coding countless sparks, creating custom fantom apps and unique integrations, and flexing his math muscles on novel analyses.  The best thing about Jay is he routinely engages with building operators to gain energy savings and continuously improve analytics.


Sean Stackhouse

Sean Stackhouse is a key developer for BuildingFit as well as performing on-site integrations for customers. Sean leverages his expertise in data science to create custom BuildingFit apps that are integrated into the SkySpark platform. He has four years of experience working with SkySpark and is a certified SkySpark trainer.