SQL Saturday South Florida is on Saturday June 8th and its just around the corner! The event is hosted at the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie, Florida near Fort Lauderdale and its always a tremendous event with great speakers, content, and fun with the community. If you haven’t registered then you need to do it right away by going here. But I’m also excited and please that I’ll be delivering two sessions!
My first session is called Building a Data Warehouse from the Ground Up and is scheduled for 9:45 AM. What if you could approach any business process in your organization and quickly design an effective and optimal dimensional model using a standardized step-by-step method? In this session we’ll discuss the steps required to design a unified dimensional model that is optimized for reporting and follows widely accepted best practices. We’ll also discuss how the design of our dimensional model affects a semantic modeling technologies like SQL Server Analysis Services or Power BI and how the choices we make during the data warehouse design phase can make or break our reports.
My second session is Power BI Governance 101 and is scheduled for 1:40 PM. Deploying an enterprise business intelligence solution is no small task but one of the most important factors to consider in order to have a successful roll-out of a self-service analytics tool like Power BI is governance. In this session, we’ll discuss why governance is so important for a successful Power BI deployment, what are the components of Power BI that require governance, and how to govern your Power BI environment. By the end of this session, the audience should have a clearer understanding of governance in the context of Power BI.
If you hate warm weather, great training, and cool people, you should not attend this event. It’s definitely not for you. But, on the other hand, you are a fan of warm weather, great training, and cool people, you should definitely attend! I’m looking forward to this awesome event and hope to see you there!