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This is a dedicated Power BI User group for Dublin & surrounding areas. We are aiming to educate as many people on this market leading tool, and create a valuable networking environment for sharing and collaboration.

Upcoming events (4)

Double Session: Dataflows & Performance Tips!

Online event

TWO SESSIONS! Please note two Abstracts & Bios

Abstract 1 of 2
Title: 10 Performance tips to speed up your Power BI reports
Speaker: Lou Segers

Arriving at work and the first thing you do is opening your Power BI report and going for a coffee while waiting for the report to render. Seems familiar?
Well, it shouldn’t. Your reports should render instantly, especially if there is a large or C-level audience consulting them on a regular basis.
Luckily enough there are some tips and tricks to melt your frustrations like snow in the sun

Abstract 2 of 2
Title: Power BI dataflows? Why you need to implement it!
Speaker: Benni De Jagere

Not so long ago, Power BI Dataflows have been added to the Power BI landscape. It is showing great promise, as they have the potential of becoming key in every (large) implementation of a Power BI or Hybrid BI Architecture.

During this session, the core concepts of Power BI Dataflows will be explained, and we'll discuss how Power BI Dataflows could alleviate some of the specific problems you might be experiencing in your current architecture.

How this feature ties into some other cool concepts, like Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 or the Common Data Model, obviously can't be missing from this speech.

Expect to walk out of this session with a decent grasp on the underlying architecture, and some key takeaways to take home with you.

Speaker Bios

Bio 1: Lou Segers

Lou Segers is a Data Analytics consultant at Lytix with a strong emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack.
He loves to interact with anyone breathing data.
Some say good health is true wealth. A sweaty run or a satisfying gym session are among Lou’s favorite energy drainers.
Come have a chat with me or simply connect @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lou-segers-451baa80/.
All aboard the data train, CHOO CHOO 🚂 🚂

Bio 2: Benni De Jagere

Benni De Jagere is a Senior Data Insights Consultant at Realdolmen, with a strong focus on the Microsoft Data & AI Stack.

On a daily basis he turns (large amounts of) coffee into insights for customers, and references witty British comedy way too often. Overly enthusiastic about anything data related, he’s trying hard to keep up with all things new and shiny.

Rumour has it that he's also involved with a ragtag band of data enthusiasts, enjoying themselves whilst organising cool community things. They go by the name of .. dataMinds!

Advanced ETL with Power Query

Online event


The M language provides to Power Query a very powerful way to develop ETL, way beyond the basic features you know.

We can create functions, re-use funcitons, create loops, everything to turn our data transformations easier. During this session you will see many advanced techniques using M and Power Query

Bio: Dennes Torres

Dennes is a Brazilian software architect and Data Platform MVP living in Malta who loves SQL Server and software development and has more than 20 years of experience. He moved to Malta after more than 10 years leading devSQL PASS Chapter in Rio de Janeiro and now is a member of the leadership team of MMDPUG PASS Chapter in Malta organizing meetings, events, and webcasts about SQL Server. He is an MCT, MCSE in Data Platforms and BI, with more titles in software development. He can be found working for Ascent Software and speaking in SQL Saturdays around Europe

Data Ceili May 2021

Needs a location

Data Céilí is Ireland's newest Microsoft Data Platform event.

We'll be running 3 all-day tracks covering all your favourite data topics!

Date is Friday 28th May

If you'd like to attend, please register here:

Call for Speakers opened this week, so if you'd like to submit please see the link here on the Data Céilí website

An RVSP to this event will not register you for Data Ceili!

Self-Service AI in Power BI Desktop

Online event


AI is everywhere – and now even included in Power BI Desktop. Sometimes AI might be very apparent when you enrich your data with predictions by explicitly calling an Azure Machine Learning web service in Power Query. Sometimes it might be hidden in a nice little context menu when Power BI is automagically explaining the reason of a difference or a change over time in your data to you.
No matter if you are a business user, analyst or data scientist – Power BI has AI capabilities tailored to you. In this session we will compare features (built-in, DAX, R, Python, and Azure services) by applying three typical machine learning applications in Power BI Desktop: time series analysis, correlation analysis, and text mining.
We will spend the majority of time in live demos. Come in this session to learn how you can enrich your very own Business Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence and make the step up from Power BI to AI.

Bio: Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen is the founder of Savory Data and works as a project leader, trainer & consultant for data engineering, business intelligence, and data science since 1994. He is an educated software-engineer, graduated business educator and professor for databases and project engineering at HTL Leonding (technical college) and certified as MCSE Data Platform, MCSE Business Intelligence, and MCT. Markus speaks regularly on international conferences (eg. PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, SQL Days, Power BI World Tour, ...) and writes articles for well-known journals. In 2013 he co-founded SQL PASS Austria and in 2015 Austria PUG and organizes SQL Saturdays in Austria since 2014. For his technical leadership in the community he was awarded as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017. He ist the author of "Self-Service AI in Power BI Desktop" (Apress, 2020, https://amzn.to/32Ge5dz)

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