5:30 pm: Dinner and networking with fellow CBIG members
6:00 pm: Intro & "Spotlight Sponsor" presentation from Intellinet
6:15 pm: Presentation by Julie Smith & Rob Volk
Topic: Using Data Explorer + Other Tools for Data Assembly, Cleansing, Organization & Decision-Making
Description: In this session we will cover the basics of using Data Explorer + other BI and event management tools using data from the SQL Saturday website. We will look at lesser-known features like XML feeds, harvesting data from other websites, and social media sources. We will use Business Intelligence tools such as the new Data Explorer to analyze this data and help guide decisions about speaker & session selection, sponsors, and pre-conference sessions. Finally, we will look at other free tools like Yammer, Trello, and EventBrite and how they can help organize the details of an event. If you've ever been frustrated managing an event or project via Excel and e-mail, you'll be pleasantly surprised!
About CBIG: The Charlotte BI Group (http://www.charbigroup.com) is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics. As a member, you will learn about development, configuration & administration of the Microsoft BI stack + related toolsets. From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills like analysis, requirements, usability, and testing. Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun & social way. You'll be given lots of opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Data Analyst professionals in the area.