Prep Your Data for Analytics with R and Power BI

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SESSION OUTLINE:
First, Yana Berkovich presenting a quick overview of the latest features and updates that came out in the most recent release of Power BI.

Next, Joseph Yeates will be presenting on Preparing Your Data for Analytics with R and Power BI. Data analytics, machine learning and statistical testing are all powerful tools for data science. These techniques all have one thing in common: the quality of the output is largely dependent on the quality of the data input!

This session will walk through three scenarios of transforming and manipulating messy data to prepare for analytics. The data from each scenario will be shaped and cleaned with both Power Query in Power BI and Tidyverse packages in R Studio. The techniques demonstrated in these examples can be transferred to prepare messy data from numerous other business scenarios!

SPEAKER PROFILE:
Joseph Yeates is currently a Data Analyst at a financial institution and holds an associate CAP designation. His responsibilities include crafting compelling data narratives, creating visual reports, and building predictive models through a variety of techniques. He uses Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server, and R Studio to model, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data.

Joseph regularly attends, and has previously spoken at, the Vancouver Power BI user group. A self-proclaimed data enthusiast, he is passionate about making data insights accessible to a wide array of users through visualization. Check out Joseph's blog at http://feathersanalytics.com, follow him on Twitter (@FthrsAnalytics), or learn more about him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephyeates237/

PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY:
Our room size is limited, so we need you to register in advance at our meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Power-BI-User-Group/

TENTATIVE AGENDA (subject to change):
• 5:30pm-6:00pm Networking, Pizza & Soft Drinks
• 6:00pm-6:15pm "What's New in Power BI" with Yana Berkovich
• 6:15pm-7:20pm Feature Presentation