Data Meetup in Vancouver, WA - April 16 (Tuesday) 2019

Data Geek User Group - Vancouver WA
Data Geek User Group - Vancouver WA
Public group

Interject Data Systems Office

1404 NE 134th Street, Suite 200 · Vancouver, WA

How to find us

We're on the north side of 134th, across from the Shell station. We use the same driveway as the car wash.

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AGENDA FOR 4/16/19:

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

6:25 - 6:45PM: Welcome, Announcements, Sponsor introductions/talk,

6:45 - 7:15PM: Short Topic: TBD

7:15 - 8:30PM: Main Topic: "Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI" with Reid Havens

Topic Abstract:
Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report is perhaps the most common reporting pitfall. What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view. This talk will walk through many elements of bad report design. Learn about visual cues and how certain chart types can convey data more accurately than others. Also, learn about the basic dos and don’ts of report design and layout, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.

Speaker Bio: Reid Havens
Reid is the Founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and Microsoft MVP. He has a formal background in technology and organizational management, having obtained separate Master's Degrees in Organizational Development & Business Analytics. Reid has experience working with many of the Fortune 50, 100, & 500 companies. Additionally he guest lectures at the University of Washington and other universities, teaching Business Intelligence, Reporting, & Data Visualization.

Reid is also an avid content developer, having authored numerous articles and videos on various blog sites and video platforms. He's written multiple training curriculum's for various companies, and taught them as an instructor at dozens of companies around the world. He also developed college level courses for The University of Washington and other universities. His most recent endeavors have been the development of online self-guided video courses for various online platforms such as Pluralsight and Packt Publishing.
Find out more about Reid and his work at:

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Interject Data Systems is covering dinner for the group.