Past Meetup

June CASSUG monthly meeting

This Meetup is past

18 people went


26 Tech Valley Dr Suite 2 · East Greenbush

How to find us

We meet the second Monday of each month in the Autotask cafeteria. Enter the cafeteria at the patio entrance by the side of the building.

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Our June guest speaker is Bryan Cafferky!

Power BI and the R Programming Language - a Winning Combination

You may know that R is a popular open source data science programming language. You may also know that Power BI is Microsoft’s new Business Intelligence Visualization Tool. But did you know that Power BI can leverage R’s powerful data wrangling language to transform and load data? Not only that but you can extend Power BI’s visualizations using R to get unlimited capabilities.

In this presentation, Bryan will touch on some basic R coding and demonstrate how to incorporate R scripts into Power BI.

About Bryan:

Bryan Cafferky is a Microsoft Technical Solutions Professional focused on helping customers understand and implement Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and AI solutions in the health care industry. He is a Microsoft 2017 Data Platform MVP and a 2016 Cloud and Data Center Management MVP. Bryan is the author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress, available on Amazon. He leads The RI Microsoft BI User Group, and The Greater Boston Area Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI Group. He has been working with the SQL Server stack since 1997 and implemented projects in the banking, insurance, e-commerce, utility, and health care industries. He holds a bachelor of science in computer information systems and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Our meeting schedule is usually as follows:
5:30 PM Food, soft drinks, and networking
6:15 PM Chapter news and announcements
6:20 PM Presentation (topic changes monthly)
We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.