Data Meetup in Vancouver, WA, with Peter Myers - Feb. 2019 (New Location)

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Columbia Collective

810 Main Street · Vancouver, wa

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Big gray building two doors down from Main Event sports bar. Walk up the stairs and we will be there!

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Attention Data Geeks, we have a rare guest appearance! Don't miss the opportunity to hear a world-class international presenter. Peter Myers has over a decade's experience talking at industry conferences, and he is consistently admired as a highly insightful and articulate technologist.

This event is brought to you in part by our primary sponsor CSG Pro.

AGENDA FOR 2/20/19:

6:00 - 6:30PM: Greet and Eat (networking)

6:25 - 7:15PM: Welcome, Announcements, Sponsor introductions/talk,

7:15 - 8:30PM: Main Topic: "The 4 Modes of Power BI Desktop" by Peter Myers.

Topic Abstract: Peter describes and demonstrates the four Power BI Desktop modes. He will also provide guidance in helping you choose the appropriate mode for your project.

Power BI Desktop is a versatile tool that can be used for modeling and reporting. When a model already exists, the tool can be used to simply develop a report which sources the model. However, when a model is required, it provides three development choices: Import, DirectQuery and Composite (in preview).

Speaker Bio: Peter Myers comes to us all the way from Melbourne, Australia. He is a consultant, trainer, and presenter who has worked with Microsoft database and development products since 1997. Today Peter specializes in all Microsoft Business Intelligence products and also authors training course content for Microsoft products and services. He has a broad business background supported by a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and accounting, which he extends with extensive experience backed by current MCSE certifications. He has been a Data Platform MVP since 2007.

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THE MENU: Pizza and soda provided by CSG Pro. There's a no-host bar in the works, too!