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Learn Power BI in a Day (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach)

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Nova Southeastern University - Carl DeSantis building

3301 College Avenue

Davie, FL 33314

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Learn Power BI in a Day is an instructor lead workshop designed for business and technical users to quickly learn Power BI.

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Get your Power BI Fest Pre-conference tickets Today for the Learn Power BI in a Day workshop.

The Learn Power BI in a Day by Adriano da Silva is an instructor lead event designed for business and technical users who want to accelerate their Power BI learning experience with demos, exercises, hands-on labs and take home content along with a clear framework that can be used in the future development of reports and dashboards.


This is a workshop for users with basic or no experience with Power BI and who wants to quickly become proficient and effective with the tool; instead of, spending weeks and months learning about it along with countless Google searches for answers in the internet.

Attendees will learn about a framework used to create reports and dashboards along with tips, tricks and best practices. This framework includes an understanding on the different ways to get, transform, merge and refresh distinct data along with the techniques and benefits of designing a well defined data model. In addition to this, the session will guide you through the process of how to select the most effective visuals to tell a data story in a comprehensible manner.

Lunch will be Served *:

* For any special accommodations or dietary requirements, please reach out in advance of at least 7 business days to the event's date.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop uses an iterative learning system adapted by Adriano da Silva and designed to accelerate learning, critical thinking and boost retention. On a high level, this system is implemented by dividing the workshop into sections that cover all key steps in an iterative manner where you will start by using a simple approach which gradually becomes more complex at each iteration allowing you to solidify your knowledge and get deeper understanding of a topic faster.

> Topics Covered:

The following is a high level overview of the topics covered in this workshop.

  • Get Data:

Learn how to use built-in connectors that enable Power BI tools to connect with a number of distinct data sources (Text/CSV files, excel, database, internet, etc) and to understand the intricacies of the diverse ways to access your data (import, direct query, etc) and the best way to do it.

  • Data Preparation and Transformation:

Get to know how to prepare, transform and enrich data into Power BI; making it possible for you to build models and perform analysis. This data can be leveraged across multiple Power BI models, reports and dashboards.

  • Build Data Models:

Learn how to connect multiple data sources using relationships that make it possible for data points from distinct sources be used in calculations, metrics, reports and visualizations.

  • Visuals & Analytics:

Discover how to add and customize engaging visuals to your Power BI reports and dashboards. Understand how to select the right visuals to use, so your data can display insights in a clear and concise manner. Configure interactions between visuals to ensure that your message is being reflected correctly when users are using the beautiful visuals - maps, graphs, tables, etc.

  • Sharing and Collaboration:

Lear how Share and Collaborate Power BI interactive reports and dashboards in a secure manner.

At the end, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to streamline your development time; making it possible to focus more of your day on analyzing data, identifying trends and providing insights to the business.

> Workshop Requirements:

The following requirements are to be fulfilled prior to the event date.

- Bring a windows based Operating System laptop

- Power BI Desktop with the October release or later already installed in your laptop.

Download Power BI Desktop from https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/


Adriano da Silva

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Adriano da Silva is a Lead Power BI Trainer at Intellinsight LLC and a Principal Data and Artifical Intelligence (AI) Consultant at Bright International Corporation which is a consulting company focused in addressing complex business problems with innovative, effective and robust Solutions in the Data and Artificial Intelligence space. He has over a decade of experience with companies ranging from Global 100 to Start ups by partnering with business leaders to advise and implement technical and process oriented solutions.

He is also engaged in knowledge sharing initiatives by presenting on conferences, user groups and authoring articles.

- Presentations:

. Adriano da Silva has presented at several events; including international and national conferences, regional and local events including:

- Private and Public (In-Person & Online) Workshops

- Power Platform World Tour - Tampa

- SQL Saturday - Pre-Conference

- SQL Saturday - Various Locations

- South Florida Code Camp

- Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group

- South Florida SQL Server User Group (SFSSUG)

- South Florida Power BI User Group (SFPBI)

- Community Contributions:

. He is also an active leader whose involvement include the following organizations:

* Lead Organizer at the South Florida Power BI User Group

* Lead Organizer at the Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group

* Power Platform World Tour - Tampa Organization Committee Member

* SQL Saturday South Florida Organization Committee Member

Event Information:

Date: Friday - November 15, 2019

  • Event Schedule:

08:00 am: Check-In and Breakfast

04:30 pm: Workshop Ends

A more detailed schedule and room number information will be emailed to attendees prior to the event.

  • Event Location:

Nova Southeastern University - Davie Campus

Carl DeSantis Building

3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL, 33314

Use Driving the directions below for detailed driving instructions; rather than a GPS/App which may lead you to another part of the campus.

Driving and Parking Information:

  • Driving Directions:

. Use the directions below rather than using an address which may lead to other areas in the campus

. From: I-95 (North or South)

or Florida's Turnpike (North or South)

. Take West on I-595 Exit

. Take South on University Drive Exit

. Take East (Left) on SW 30th Street (Traffic Light)

. Turn Right Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd

. The Carl DeSantis Building is on the left

* The Parking Garage is on the right

* See Parking meter for instructions.

  • Parking Information:

. Paid Parking is located at a building adjacent to the Carl DeSantis building.

Note: There is no Free parking in the area.

Ticket Information:

- Do not delay, Click on the Ticket button now and purchase.

$188.00** - On or before Thu. Oct 17, 2019 - Early Bird Ticket Special

$238.00** - Between Fri. Oct 18 - Thu. Oct. 31, 2019 - Discounted Ticket Price

$288.00 - On or after Fri. Nov. 01, 2019 - Regular Ticket Price

** = Discounted and Special ticket prices are subjected to availability.

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Refund Information:

*** Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis, under a general rule that:

a - It must be requested within 3 (three) calendar days from date of purchase

b - 10% Fee applies to All refunds issued.

There are No refunds for purchases made after October 29, 2019.

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Thank you for your interest.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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