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No. 44 - Tabular Models for Better Power BI

Food, Drinks will be provided! 

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below). Networking

At SQL Social, our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne. 

This Month's Speaker and Topic 

Kelly Broekstra


LobsterPot Solutions' newest consultant, Kelly Broekstra, has over ten years’ SQL Server database and data warehouse development experience and a passion for understanding a client’s need to create the most fit for purpose solution achievable.  Kelly has considerable practice utilising and adapting the Agile principles to extensive BI and data warehousing projects.

Are you like most companies, your data is in multiple sources and the business rules are complicated? You want your business to be able to use self-service BI tools like Power BI but the business people aren’t ready to combine and apply rules to the complicated data themselves.


SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular models allow for flexible data preparation and blending, centrally managed security, application of business rules and are one way to you can connect to a live data source from Power BI. With Tabular models you can easily build robust, reusable models over your data to provide consistency across reporting and analysis in your organization.

The good news is that Tabular models are quick and simple to create. Join us for a demo of the basics and get a model working for business driven self-service BI in less than an hour.


Our Sponsors:

As always, we are very fortunate to our core sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

LobsterPot Solutions is a specialist SQL Server consultancy. Founded in 2008 we specialise in Data Platform and Business Intelligence including Data Warehousing and Reporting technologies. LobsterPot Solutions also has a strong focus on training with most of our consultants being Microsoft Certified Trainers who regularly present at local and international events. This combination allows us to offer advice, mentoring and customised training as part of our standard service offering.

Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at pluralsight.com and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter. 

See you there! 


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  • Kishor O.

    Very impressive and informative session

    July 14, 2016

  • Syam K.

    Very nice presentation

    July 14, 2016

  • Martin C.

    Great presentation Kelly and good turnout last (despite the weather)

    July 14, 2016

  • Michael S.

    Thanks Kelly. I will contact you via LinkedIn

    July 14, 2016

  • daniel de s.

    That was a very good session Kelly.

    2 · July 14, 2016

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