May 2015 Meeting Announcement

Note: Meeting will be Thursday, May 28th

Parking and Entrance UPDATE

Please note there is a lot of construction going on at Marathon Petroleum so much of the main parking lot south of the building is gone and/or closed and the main entrance has been moved east one building to the Marketing building as highlighted below. Parking is available at the east end of the parking lot across from the YMCA. You’ll need to use East Lincoln St. or East St. (which is open again) to access the parking.


1 Hour to Learn All You Need to Know about Power BI

Do you need an awesome analytics tool but don’t have much budget? Want to integrate your on-prem data with Azure, Hadoop, or OData sources too? Using Microsoft’s Power BI, you can create powerful self-service analytics integrating your on-prem data with other sources. All this with a minimal investment? Say it ain’t so.

In this talk we’ll review everything you’ll need to know to get started with Power BI. We’ll walk through creating connections from the cloud to your on-prem data through a variety of methods. Then, the fun stuff starts. We’ll walk through creating a few dazzling visualizations. Finally, we’ll deploy it Power BI and check out our creation on the web and mobile devices. And, if that’s not enough, we’ll exercise the Natural Query Language tool in Power BI by asking it real-world questions.

Tony Milne – HMB

Tony Milne is the BI Practice Director at HMB, member of the board for the Dog Food Conference in Columbus Ohio, and is passionate about building solutions for business problems. With over a decade of experience, Tony has architected and developed application and BI solutions for various industries including logistics, government, real estate, and energy. When he’s not focusing on consulting and managing the BI practice, Tony is constantly learning and enjoys speaking to help spread the word on the latest technologies and practices.

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday May 28, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH
South end of the cafeteria