Salem Area SQL User Group

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Visualize World Peace Through the Art and Science of Presenting Beautiful Data

  • In-Person @ 255 Capitol St NE Salem, Oregon, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

How do you balance aesthetic design, branding, intuitive functionality, color and composition with important business information? This session will help you understand how to create reports that appeal to both brain hemispheres and resonate with your audience.  We’ll start by exploring a few scientific principles and psychology of information, perception and understanding. And, we will explore the fringes of honest and ethical data presentation.

Learn simple techniques to transform your Power BI reports from HMM to WOW in a few easy steps. We will demonstrate how to apply report layouts, graphics and themes to create Goldilocks reports; not too boring or too sexy, but just right for the user audience.


Featured Presentation:

Topics Include:

Paul Turley, Principal Consultant Pragmatic Works

• Report visual choices<BR/> • Using the right chart types<BR/> • Visualizing geographic data<BR/> • Making correct color choices<BR/> • Using templates and layouts<BR/> • Measuring progress and success<BR/> • Visualizing key performance indicators<BR/> <BR/> Prerequisites: All are welcome.<BR/> <BR/> Experienced Power BI report designers will learn new perspectives and techniques. Less experienced data professionals will learn the basic techniques to get started

About Paul:
Paul is a Principal Consultant for Pragmatic Works, a Mentor and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to model data, visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions; using the Microsoft data platform and business analytics tools. He is a Director of the Oregon Data Community PASS chapter & user group, the author and lead author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and 14 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press. He holds several certifications including MCSE for the Data Platform and BI.



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