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Finishing out 2016

We are so excited to announce 3 great meetings and several new and awesome sponsors!

November will be the first time that we’ve offered 2 meetings in the same month. We felt terrible that we had to cancel meetings due to location issues, we thought we’d make it up to you and offer 2 meetings in November.

We are also pleased to announce that PragmaticWorks is offering a 20% discount for their one day training class, Power BI Desktop and Dashboards Workshop. Use code: PowerBINash. Need a flyer to show to the boss?

November 2nd (DIFFERENT DAY!! Wednesday)

Presentation:  SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 Mobile Reports

Speaker: Mitchell Pearson

Sponsor: Pragmatic Works

Data is your business’ most valuable asset. Pragmatic Works’ mission is helping companies leverage their data to improve their people, products and profits. We are the global leader in digital transformation and data-centric culture. Our strategy, training and staffing programs combine with our industry-leading software to deliver unmatched results for our over 7,000 customers.

Over 97% of the Fortune 100 trust Pragmatic Works to accelerate their business. Whether you need to make faster business decisions, increase effectiveness or modernize your IT architecture, we have you covered. Our industry luminaries, technology experts and strategic relationships deliver world-class solutions and experiences for our clients.


November 16th (DIFFERENT DAY!! Wednesday)

Presentation: Domo: The Business Cloud

Whether you’re a BI analyst or developer, people rely on you to turn raw data into powerful insights. But not all reporting solutions are created equal. Domo tells stories with data, answering critical business questions- arming it’s users with confidence to make the right decisions at the right time. Domo is a full BI stack, allowing you to connect directly to any source of data to streamline reporting, combine, cleanse, transform your data in a flash to uncover insights in just a few clicks and then not only visualize and share data across your organization with ease, but also automate alerts and actionable insights to those that need it, when they need it.

Speaker: Andrew Chaffin

Andrew Chaffin is an Account Executive at Domo, where he has worked for 4 years.  Prior to working at Domo he managed the Primate Data Lab at BYU, as well as assisted in the creation and development of the Brain Imaging and Behavior Lab at BYU-Idaho. He interned at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at Johns Hopkins and Idaho National Lab.  Andrew is passionate about Data Science and loves finding actionable signal from raw data.
Sponsor: Domo

Domo helps employees—from the CEO to the front line worker—optimize business performance by connecting them to the data and people they need to improve business results. With Domo, customers can access relevant insights, collaborate with colleagues, and make faster, better-informed decisions across the organization. Domo’s customers include 20% of the Fortune 50, as well as a host of fast-growth companies in every vertical. Learn more at Domo.com.


December 6th (Tuesday – back to normal)


DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) is the formula language of Power BI Desktop and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular.  We will look at how to get started with DAX calculations and give some helpful patterns to follow.  DAX has the reputation of being hard to learn.  In this talk, we will attempt to demystify DAX and set you on a learning path where you will not encounter as many hurdles.  We will also recommend resource for further learning.

Speaker: Will Harvey

Will Harvey is a Principal Consultant at T-Shaped Analytics working with Microsoft’s industry leading Business Intelligence (BI) technologies to create solutions for businesses.  He has been working in BI with SQL Server for over 10 years, and has been consulting in a variety of industries and projects for the past 5 years.  Will has experience with all four SQL Server 2016 report types including Power BI, Excel, Traditional Reporting Services, and Mobile Reporting Services (Datazen).  He has experience with helping clients choose the right tool for the task, and developing a solution from ETL to Data Modeling to Data Visualization and Security.  Will has an expert skill level in SQL, MDX, DAX and M.  Will also provides training to power users to empower them to use self-service BI technologies.

Sponsor: TEKSystems



Special thanks to our new location sponsor


JourneyTEAM is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with offices nationwide specializing in implementing business technology solutions to enable business growth and efficiency. JourneyTEAM concentrates specifically on Microsoft Dynamics and SharePoint solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL. JourneyTEAM provides complete support for Microsoft SharePoint including free price quotes, demos, implementation consulting and services, as well as software and database integrations.