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Welcome to Data Engineers Virtual Group

Welcome, data engineers and friends! This site is for data engineers and anyone who is interested in working with data to learn and share knowledge through free trainings and resources.  Let us help each other to learn and grow together!

Webinar Details

Jupyter Notebooks Guide

Webinar abstract will be posted soon.

Speaker Details:

Jim Miller – Sr. Consultant and President BITracks Consulting, LLC

Jim has worked in various facets of the IT business for over 30 years, with a primary focus on data warehousing, reporting and analytics, business intelligence, data modeling (relational, multi-dimensional), ETL frameworks, database architecture, as well as database performance tuning. In previous engagements, Jim has fulfilled roles as Data Architect, DBA, IT Director, and Senior Consultant. He also has experience in account management, marketing/technical support, and software application training. Jim has also had some extraordinary opportunities to lead IT organizations, with multinational participants, on reconstruction projects based in Bosnia and Iraq.

Checking in with Power Apps, Flow, and Power BI

In this session we will create a Power App that will allow users to check-in their location. We will then create a Flow that will take that location and write to a Power BI data source and refresh it. We will then create a Power BI report that will display the data on a map.

Power Apps is a great tool that allows you to create a desktop or mobile app with minimal coding. The app we are creating in this session uses the Bing location services to get the users location when a button is pressed. The Power Automate flow we create in this session will take the location and user information and write it to an Excel file. We will also look at the Power BI connector in Power Automate that will allow us to refresh a Power BI data set. In the Power BI report we will create, we will connect to an Excel file with the location information in it and display it in a report including the location on a map.

The audience will take away useful information about Power Apps, Flow and Power BI including:

  • Demonstrate what the Power Platform can do and how easy it can be to get started.
  • Demonstrate how easy it is to connect the different parts of the Power Platform together.
  • Give the audience an appetite for the Power Platform so they get started in using it.

Speaker Details:

Ásgeir Gunnarsson – Chief Consultant, Datheos

Ásgeir Gunnarsson is a Data Platform MVP and Chief Consultant at Datheos in Denmark. He works on Business Intelligence solutions using the whole of the Microsoft BI stack. Ásgeir has been working in BI since 2007 both as a consultant and internal employee. Before turning to BI, Ásgeir worked as a technical trainer and currently teaches BI courses at the Continuing Education Department of the University of Iceland.

Ásgeir speaks regularly at events both domestically and internationally, and is the group leader of the Icelandic PASS Group, as well as the Icelandic Power BI User Group.

Ásgeir is passionate about data and loves solving problems with BI.