Past Meetup

Monthly - Power BI Group Meeting

This Meetup is past

42 people went

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Microsoft Houston

750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 1000 (top floor) · Houston, TX

How to find us

Tenth floor of the office building, rooms will be posted in the meeting closer to date. You can also ask the front desk about the Power BI User Group.

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The Greater Houston Power BI User Group's meetings are a place to chat with other Power BI users from beginners to experts. You'll have the opportunity to attend interactive sessions that cover a range of topics that can help get you started, or take your already-created Power BI assets to the next level.

For general Power BI discussion and to get help with your Power BI questions between meetups, we recommend registering at the official Power BI User Group website (

Breakout Sessions:
• Beginner - I can't believe it’s not SQL!
• Presenter: Daniel Villarreal
• Topics:
o What is the advanced editor?
o What is Power Query M?
o Common Statements in Power Query.
o Writing Power Query with the assistance of the GUI.
o Using Power Query to avoid redundant work.
o Cleaning up your Power Query steps by combining similar statements.

• Advanced - Connecting to an On Premises Database
• Presenter: Mairin Griffith
• Topics:
o Reading data from SQL Server
o Setting up the on-premises data gateway

Meeting Format:
• 30 minutes:
All together for introductions and Power BI/User Group news.
• 45 minutes:
Break out into two sessions, one beginner session, and one advanced session. Breakout sessions are intended to inspire conversation, and presenters are encouraged to make the session interactive.
• 45 minutes:
Open floor to show off what you did, get feedback on your approach, and general collaboration.

What to Bring:
Your laptop, and any Power BI projects you're working on

• Sam Houston
• Red Adair
We will organize the beginner/advanced sessions by room according to interest.

Previous breakout sessions:
• Next-Level Techniques in DAX and Power Query - Sonny Childs
• Using CROSSJOIN to turn columns into rows - Glen Acardo
• DAX: Leveling Up From Beginner to Intermediate - Sonny Childs
• Basic DAX - Andrew Machiano
• Alerts with Flow in PowerBI & Linguistic Schema - Sonny Childs
• Basic Data Modeling - Andrew Machiano
• Using Power BI to Visualize Data from VSTS - Glen Accardo
• How to Be a Good Dad with Power BI - Stephen Glasgow
• Losing Weight with Power BI, PowerApps, SharePoint, and Flow - Sonny Childs