What we're about

Welcome to the San Diego Power BI User Group.   We are starting regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. We meet from 5:30pm - 7pm. Just 90 minutes a month!

Each meeting is broken down into 4 parts.

Part 1:  Problem round ~ Does anyone our little group have a technical problem that they'd like to show and get help on.  Could be anything, even a non-technical problem like you need a job, or a problem with a DAX formula, or Flow isn't working quite right.  Whatever it is, come here to get help on it.  Let's learn together!

Part 2:  Show me something cool:  Members can come prepared to show off a dashboard, a cool DAX formula, a custom connector, their favorite podcast, or just anything they found on the Internet that they want to share with other user group members.

Part 3:  Tech Talk:  Someone in our group will come prepared to give a 20 - 45 minute training on a cool topic.

Part 4: Announce the next meeting

That's it!  Just a quick, informal meeting where we make friends and help each other out.

Our topics include:
DAX
SSRS
Power BI 
Azure Analysis Services
Power Query
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and anything else in the ecosystem that will help us make great solutions.

Upcoming events (1)

Diving into Dax: 7 things that will help you write better DAX and understand why

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Topic Description

If you use Power BI you have written DAX. DAX can be complicated and understanding better how the DAX Engine works can help you write better performing DAX. There are a couple of third party tools which can help, so we will review Bravo, a relatively new free tool you may not know about and DAX Studio. We will use those tools when we review DAX Formatting with Bravo, context transition, different filtering methods and why you would use them, Calculated tables, USERELATIONSHIP() tricks, when to use VALUES, and validating performance with DaxStudio. After this session you will be able to incorporate some useful tools, write better performing DAX, measure the performance and better understand the DAX Engine in Power BI.

Speaker Bio

Ginger Grant is a Data Platform MVP who provides consulting services in advanced analytic solutions, including machine learning, data warehousing, and Power BI. She is an author of articles, books, and at DesertIsleSQL.com and uses her MCT to provide data platform training in topics such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Python and Azure Machine Learning.

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