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The Portland Power BI User Group is a community of people excited about the business analytics tool, Power BI. We believe the platform offers rich possibilities, and we keep pace by sharing our learning and doing deep-dive explorations of topics. We run the gamut from new to experienced users and welcome anyone who shares an interest in data analytics.

Some great perks to joining our monthly meetups are networking, knowledge transfer, and community building. We aim to foster a vibrant community that shares success in implementing best practices for Power BI.

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Visit the official Power BI User Group (PowerBIUG) community platform for discussion threads and downloadable presentation content: http://www.pbiusergroup.com/portland

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Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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KRRISH DHOLAKIA (PM @ PowerBI, Microsoft) – Enabling Near Real-Time Experiences with Streaming Dataflows

Hi all, I'm the PM working on real-time scenarios @ PowerBI (eg. Streaming Dataflows, APR, etc.). In this session, I'd love to discuss how you can use PowerBI to easily create 'real' real-time scenarios using Streaming Dataflows. This can be useful especially for Operations & Maintenance teams in scenarios where you have a large amounts of data being pumped in from the field and need to make decisions on a granular (second/minute/hour/day) basis. Some relevant scenarios include oil rig monitoring, factory maintenance, sales teams trying to run a large-scale sale (Black Friday/Cyber Monday/etc.), etc.

Krrish currently works on realtime-scenarios @ PowerBI (this includes Streaming Dataflows, APR, Push Datasets, etc.) as a PM. Beyond this, Krrish has also run several projects in the NLP/Ed-Tech space. Find him on Twitter @krrish_dh and linkedin @in/krish-d!

Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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DANIEL MARSH-PATRICK (Principal Data Analyst, Discover EI) - Deneb: An Alternative Approach for Custom Visual Development

Building custom visuals in Power BI gives you total control over your scenario and results can be very rewarding. However, there's a high learning curve, particularly if you are not familiar with web development tools and technologies. If you already have experience with R and/or Python, Power BI offers visuals with an interface for you to write code in these languages, and these options can help a lot with producing tailor-made designs.

Vega-Lite is a "visualization grammar" developed by the University of Washington Interactive Data Lab. It uses a declarative, JSON-based language that allows authors to build a range of bespoke visual designs with significantly less effort than coding from scratch.
In this session, Daniel will introduce you to the Vega-Lite language via Deneb - a custom visual for Power BI. We will create some example visuals, as well as demonstrate some of the additional integration features with Power BI that aren't currently possible if using R & Python.

Daniel Marsh-Patrick is extremely passionate about the Microsoft BI stack, particularly Power BI, and has been delivering Power BI solutions since 2014. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, a Power BI Community Super User and regularly presents and blogs on a variety of Power BI subjects. Daniel contributes a number of free and open-source custom visuals to the Power BI Marketplace. Daniel is also a Principal Data Analyst with DiscoverEI, transforming environmental data into decisions.

Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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