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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. Complimentary pizza, beer, and refreshments are served at every meetup.

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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

Upcoming events (2)

Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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Join us for some fun with Power Platform Pub Quiz (#PPPQ) and our hosts: AMEY HOLDEN, ALICE DRUMMOND, CHRISTIAN BOROVAC, AND GREG NASH ALICE DRUMMOND & CHRISTIAN BOROVAC (DiscoverEI) - The Power BI Designers Workflow: From Canvas to Creation Data is more than just numbers on a page. When combined with design, we suddenly have the power to connect and engage with our report users and ultimately transform our data into decisions. Come along for a demo-heavy session where Alice and Christian share practical design tips to help you start shaping your data story in Power BI - quickly! Starting from a blank canvas, they begin by asking questions of their data, and design a '5-minute mock-up'. They walk through how to transform this into a 'Proof of Concept' report, refined with layouts, themes, corporate branding, which can be used to get early feedback and engagement from business users. They then show you how to add the finishing touches like navigation bookmarks, buttons and tooltips to create a seamless user experience. Alice Drummond is the Co-Founder of DiscoverEI, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and she has a real passion for combining Power BI and graphic design to bring data to life! Drawing on her background in environmental engineering, Alice works collaboratively with government organisations to turn mountains of data into practical, useful, decision-guiding insights. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Alice also gets a real buzz from training the next generation of data champions, and is a regular speaker at Power Platform community events and conferences. Christian is the Director of Visual Solutions and Co-Founder of DiscoverEI. He is passionate about using clever communication methods and visual tools to effectively deliver a message. Through his experiences working as an environmental engineer, he has navigated through the realms and ever-changing platform of Power BI, and constantly aims to wow his clients with just how powerful the tool is for processing, analysing and visualising environmental data. Working at DiscoverEI, he combines data analytics with animations and infographics to enhance this message in environmental intelligence. Christian is an active member of the Melbourne Australia Meet-Up community (Power BI, PowerApps & Flow, SQL Social) and understands the power of combining engineering concepts and art to tell data stories and bridge the communication gap between engineers and decision makers. REBECCA MCCARTHY & KELSEY WIGGIN (A Large Pet Hospital) - Creating Successful User Centered Reporting in Power BI A Large Pet Hospital implemented Microsoft Power BI from the ground up. Their success with Power BI has been because of our presenters focus on creating user centered reports. In this presentation we’ll discuss their journey on a grassroots Power BI implementation and strategies they’ve used to prioritize the user throughout the program. Kelsey Wiggin – As the Sr Manager of Operational Reporting & Insights, Kelsey manages a team that builds and shares reporting and analytics for their network of hospitals and field management. She has a background in BI consulting and passion for user centric BI. Rebecca Mccarthy – As the Interim Manager Data & Analytics, Rebecca manages a team that structures and maintains a data warehouse for reporting and analytics throughout the organization. She has a passion for collaboration between technical and business stakeholders.

Portland Power BI Virtual Meetup

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