October 2018 Meeting

Post date: Sep 24, 2018 9:2:10 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5:45 PM

Location: Louisiana Tech Park - Location Information


• 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

• 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

• 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

Main Presentation:

Advanced DAX - Mitchell Pearson

The data analysis expression (DAX) language is easy, most Power BI users learn DAX in days, if not hours! From there the analytical value of data models can be significantly improved with minimal effort by using simple DAX calculations. Eventually, every power bi user comes to the realization that there is much more to the DAX language than they could have ever imagined. 

Unfortunately, the gap between the basics of DAX and advanced applications of DAX is quite wide. In this session, you will start building the knowledge necessary to “bridge” that gap so that you can author, with confidence, DAX solutions that solve complex business problems.

Lightning Round:

Intro to Extended Events - John Wells

It's time to go all in on Extended Events! In this quick demo, I will go over Extended Events, show you how easy they are to set up and my favorite Event that makes capturing code simple! 


Mitchell Pearson is a Business Intelligence Consultant and the Training Content manager for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell has experience developing enterprise level BI Solutions using the full suite of products offered by Microsoft (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, & Power BI). Mitchell is very active in the community presenting at SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapters, the Power BI World Tour and giving free webinars for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell can also be found blogging at mitchellpearson.com.

Originally from Southern California, John Wells is enjoying the slower pace here in Louisiana. He continues his journey with PowerShell and Performance Tuning. If he is not at a SQLSaturday event or a LSU game, he is grilling something or killing some crawfish! Actually he smokes more than he grills, but when he says this people look at him funny.