Guy In A Cube Power BI Livestream

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I just wanted to give a big big Thank You to Adam Saxton and Patrick Leblanc at GuyInACube.com for inviting me to participate in the Power BI Livestream yesterday. It was a blast and an honor to hang with you and the Saxton clan (even the sheep and the great dane!). You can watch the replay for the Saturday morning YouTube livestream here:

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Here are a few quick shots from yesterday. Interviews with Adam will follow in the next few days.

After the livestream, Adam and I sat down and talked about the genesis and evolution of the Guy In A Cube effort. In our interview, he told me about how he got started in his 16 year career with Microsoft, and his love of data, community, gadgets, games and video. You can watch the interview in this post: An Interview from The Cube, with Adam Saxton – Data On The Road

Power BI Live Stream this Saturday

Only the most dedicated data professionals are willing to invest their personal time and spend any part of a weekend improving their skills. Having organized many SQL Saturday events, I know that there is a big difference between those who punch out on the proverbial time clock on Friday and those who love working with data so much that they will invest their personal time on a Saturday. One of the greatest examples of this kind of dedication is the group who participate in the weekly Power BI Live Stream from Guy In A Cube.

When Adam invited me to participate in the weekly Guy In A Cube Power BI livestream on Oct 23, I was elated. I am honored to join. If you are not already familiar with the Saturday morning live stream, you can join by subscribing to the Guy In A Cube YouTube channel. The channel is member-supported. Patrick and Adam do all of this outside of their day jobs at Microsoft and then member donations help cover their costs. I encourage you to support the channel with a donation but it is not a requirement. Even without supporting the channel, you can attend the hour-long livestream. Everyone can chat and submit questions during the first half and then the second half of the session is open for members to submit their questions.

So, why am I going to be “in the cube” rather than joining remotely? Well, Houston is one of the stops in our DataOnTheRoad journey in the Data Bus! I’m interviewing Adam and other data professionals as we tour the country, working on the road, on the way to the Orlando Live! conference in November.

PASS Data Community Summit & Orlando Live! Sessions

There e are two conferences in November where I am thrill to be presenting sessions. The second annual PASS Data Community Summit is on November 8-12. Like last year, this is an online event and IT IS FREE! I will be presenting a session titled Power BI Paginated Reports: the New Old Operational Reporting Platform. Join me on Thursday, Nov 11 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time.

You can register to attend at PASS Data Community Summit November 8-12 2021

The Orlando Live conference is an in-person event, and in-case the name of the event didn’t make it obvious, it will be on Orlando, Florida the week of November 15-19. This event is multiple co-located conferences in one, for attendees from multiple technical disciplines.

I will be presenting Reporting Services and Paginated Report Recipes and Doing Power BI The Right Way For Database Developers. Sessions are on November 17 at 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern, respectively.

We’re heading to Orlando in the Data Bus now and taking our time to get there. To follow our journey, visit DataOnTheRoad.blog.