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Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium

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Multnomah Athletic Club

1849 Southwest Salmon Street

Portland, OR 97205

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We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium, brought to you by the Portland Power BI User Group! We aim to build on our momentum last year to deliver a night full of learning and community building.

Thank you to our generous sponsors WhereScape and Lexicon Solutions for their contributions to keep this Symposium free for all attendees!! More information on our sponsors below.


RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

*Event is not open to consultants or vendors - reach out to gregp@csgpro.com for sponsorship options


WhereScape: Data Warehouse Automation

WhereScape helps IT organizations of all sizes leverage automation to design, develop, deploy, and operate data infrastructure faster. More than 700 customers worldwide rely on WhereScape automation to eliminate hand-coding and other repetitive, time-intensive aspects of IT projects to deliver data warehouses, vaults, lakes and marts in less time.

https://www.wherescape.com/


Lexicon Solutions:

Lexicon Solutions is the sponsor of the Portland Power BI monthly meetup and the go-to staffing company for both Power BI professionals looking for new opportunities and organizations in need of Power BI resources for their team. We have been providing contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, and payroll services to companies around the Portland metro area for over 15 years. Drop us a line and let us know how we can help you!

https://www.lexiconsolutions.com/



AGENDA

2:30 ; Check-in and registration opens

3:00 ; Networking and happy hour

PAUL TURLEY (Pragmatic Works) - Work session on custom visuals with Charticulator

Partner booths available, come learn what they have to offer!

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks served (alcoholic drinks available for purchase)

4:15 ; RON ELLIS GAUT (CSG Pro / Portland Power BI User Group Leader) - Introduction

4:30 ; BRIAN GRANT (CSG Pro) - DAX Measures: Sparklines and Small Multiples in Power BI

5:15 ; CHRIS WEIS (Columbia Sportswear) - Trail Map for Deploying Power BI to an Enterprise

6:15 ; MARCO RUSSO (SQLBI) - My Power BI Report is Slow... What should I Do?

7:15 ; Closing remarks

7:30 ; Event ends



PAUL TURLEY (Pragmatic Works) - Can You Say "Charticulator"? - I Knew You Could

Learn to build mind-blowing custom Power BI charts for free with no programming. Charticulator is a toolkit developed by Microsoft Research that allows you design sophisticated, high-precision chart visuals and compile them into a custom visual for use in your reports.


BRIAN GRANT (CSG Pro) - DAX Measures: Sparklines and Small Multiples in Power BI

Most Power BI users are aware that DAX unlocks the ability to create incredible dynamic calculations within reports; most though, are unaware that you can even use DAX to generate images using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) standard. This means the long sought-after chart types of "small multiples" and "spark lines" are suddenly available, letting report authors create pivot tables, not of numbers, but of dozens of tiny dynamic charts. However, this only works if you know how to leverage DAX to write dynamic SVG code, a rather oblique use of the language. In this session we'll be showing users how to do exactly that step by step, live on stage. Folks will walk away with basic patterns they can use to create their own chart measures at home in no time at all.


CHRIS WEIS (Columbia Sportswear) - Trail Map for Deploying Power BI to an Enterprise

More details coming soon...


MARCO RUSSO (SQLBI) - My Power BI Report is Slow... What Should I Do?

This session will guide you in analyzing the possible reasons for a slow Power BI report. By using Task Manager and DAX Studio, you will be able to determine whether you should change the report layout, or if there is something in DAX formulas or in the data model that is responsible for the slow response.

At the end of this session, you will understand how to locate a performance bottleneck in a Power BI report, so you will focus your attention on the biggest issue.

Marco Russo will be hosting his Mastering DAX workshop on June 19th - 21st following this event. If you would like more details or to register, visit: http://bit.ly/pdxSQLBI


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