Friday, May 22, 2015

24 Hours of PASS: Growing Our Community #PASS24HOP

I am proud to announce that I have been selected to present a webinar as part of the 24 Hours of PASS series on June 24-25! The theme of this 24 Hours of PASS is Growing Our Community, which is all about speakers who have not yet presented a regular session or pre-con at the PASS Summit in previous years. While I have presented at the last 2 PASS Summits in both cases they were 10 minute Lightning Talks, not a regular session (fingers crossed that I get one this year). If you have not yet registered for PASS Summit 2015 in Seattle on 10/27 - 10/30, then use this link to register and the discount code LC15WTG2 to get $150 off!

I will be presenting my "Introduction to the Power BI Designer" session at noon MT/18:00 GMT, which I have given at other venues a couple of times before and is now my new favorite session. I love how the new Power BI is coming along and it is also a challenge to demo with the product being updated at least once every month.

If you can attend any of these 24 sessions starting at 6am MT/noon GMT, please register as there is a fantastic line-up of sessions/speakers for these 24 hours and I'm honored to be in this group!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Denver WIT May Meeting #DenverWIT #WITWednesday

Of course I realized after I posted the announcement about speaking at SQLSaturday Atlanta in a couple of weeks that I will also be speaking at the Denver WIT (Women in Technology) meeting on the Wednesday before that, 5/13! The Denver WIT group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Denver Microsoft offices and I was more than happy to help out by presenting my new "Power BI is Awesome!" session at this month's meeting.

If you are looking for a good intro into what Power BI is and what it soon will be then this is the session for you! I'll do a little bit of background on what Microsoft has been doing with Power BI over the last few years and where it is all going with the new Power BI Designer and website. There will be demos of the new stuff and some fun guessing where Microsoft might be heading in the future with this product line.

Please RSVP at the EventBrite page and I hope to see you all at the meeting on 5/13!

SQLSaturday #392 Atlanta #sqlsatatl

I'm very happy that I was selected for the 2nd year in a row to speak at the SQLSaturday event in Atlanta on 5/16! This is one of, if not the biggest SQLSaturday's in the world with over 500 attendees! If you are going to be in the Atlanta area on 5/16, please register and plan on attending my session, "Near Real-Time Data Warehouse Updates with CDC & SSIS" at 2:30pm in BI Room 3 (keep you eyes on the schedule page or use Guidebook in case the schedule changes).

Also, if you are going to be around on the Friday before, consider registering for one of the all day pre-cons. These pre-cons are just like the ones that you would get at the large conferences like PASS Summit, but at 1/3rd the price!

Looking forward to meeting and seeing everyone in Atlanta in less than 2 weeks!