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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 21 – Advanced Time Slicer)

In this module, you will learn how to use the Advanced Time Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Advanced Time Slicer gives you the capabilities of a line chart but with an easy-to-use filtering feature for zooming into desired focus areas.

Module 21 – Advanced Time Slicer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 17 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 8 (Mastering the Tech Interview)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’ll tell you how to master a technical interview.

Interviews can be very stressful. But technical interviews can often be more stressful, because you have… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 20 – Word Cloud)

In this module you will learn how to use the Word Cloud Power BI Custom Visual.  The Word Cloud is often used for mining large amounts of text data to determine the number of time certain words are used.

Module 20 – Word Cloud

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Posted in Devin Knight on 10 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 7 (The Importance of Data Testing)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, guest host Tim Moolic discusses the importance of data testing with Adam and Devin.

Data is one of the most important assets companies have and… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 5 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 19 – Chiclet Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Chiclet Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Chiclet Slicer is similar to a Slicer filter natively available in Power BI but has a lot more flexibility and includes the ability to use images instead of text as filters.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 6 (Why Companies are Choosing Power BI)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’re going to discuss the top reasons why companies are adopting Power BI.

Power BI is a cool tool that allows users to pull data… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 28 September 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 18 – Stream Graph)

In this module you will learn how to use the Stream Graph chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Stream Graph is similar to a Stacked Area Chart but has more of a fluid look and feel to it. You’ll find this visual often useful when displaying data across time.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 27 September 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 5 (Data Visualization Best Practices)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’re discussing some data visualization best practices

Data visualization is a hot topic right now, particularly because of the capabilities of Power BI and the… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 21 September 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 17 – Sunburst)

In this module you will learn how to use the Sunburst chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sunburst chart is similar to the standard donut chart but allows you to show multiple level at once, which is great when presenting hierarchical data.

Module 17 – Sunburst

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 September 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 16 – Bubble)

In this module you will learn how to use the Bubble chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bubble chart allows you to show the value of categories proportionally represented by the size of the bubble.

Module 16 – Bubble

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Posted in Devin Knight on 15 September 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 4 (What is Slack?)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’re discussing how Slack can improve your company’s internal communication.

Over the past year, the Pragmatic Works team has been successfully using Slack for internal… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 September 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 3 (What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’re answering the question, “What is the Internet of Things?”

Most of you have probably been hearing about Internet of Things (IoT) and are curious… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 7 September 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 15 – Table Heatmap)

In this module you will learn how to use the Table Heatmap Power BI Custom Visual.  The Table Heatmap has the look and feel of a pivot table or matrix report.  However, instead of seeing traditional values in the table you actually see colors that represent your values instead.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 6 September 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 2 (How to Ask for Help)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! In our first episode, Adam and Devin debated the value of certifications. In this week’s episode, we’re discussing the right way to ask for help.

For some, knowing when and how to ask for help can be a major… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 31 August 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 14 – Tornado)

In this module you will learn how to use the Tornado Power BI Custom Visual.  The Tornado allows you to compare two categories of data vertically similar to a bar chart.

Module 14 – Tornado

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 August 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 1 (The Value of Certifications)

We know you you’ve been dying to know, what is TWID?  Drumroll please…. We’re excited to announce the launch of This Week In Data!  This Week In Data is a weekly video podcast hosted by Adam Jorgensen and Devin Knight that discusses important news and topics within the… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 24 August 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 13 – Aster Plot)

In this module you will learn how to use the Aster Plot Power BI Custom Visual.  The Aster Plot is a twist on the standard Pie or Donut Chart.  What sets the Aster Plot apart from these visuals is that it has the ability to use a second measure to… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 22 August 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 12 – Bullet Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Bullet Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bullet Chart serves as a replacement for poorly designed dashboard gauges and meters you might be using now. Typical gauges do not show very much information and require a lot of space on… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 August 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 11 – Calendar Visualization)

In this module you will learn how to use the Calendar Visualization Power BI Custom Visual.  The Calendar Visualization is a very unique visual that allows you to show the distribution of values across a calendar.

Module 11 – Calendar Visualization

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Posted in Devin Knight on 10 August 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 10 – Card with States)

In this module you will learn how to use the Card with States Power BI Custom Visual.  The Card with States allows for you to have an value displayed with an indicator that can be manually adjusted or data driven.  Check out http://okviz.com/ for more details on this and other… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 August 2016

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