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PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago

PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago

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Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!

Join PASS on 14th December for our next bumper edition of the Business Analytics (BA) Marathon on Wednesday, December 14. We have six back-to-back sessions, all about analytics. Why not challenge yourself to attend all six? If you want to learn R, predictive analytics, or learn about business analytics generally, then join our industry experts for six back-to-back… Continue reading Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!

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Is the MVP Program becoming less technical?

Alt Title: how did you get to be an MVP, Jen Stirrup? The skinny answer: I think it's changed to reflect the times. It's Microsoft's Award to give or take away at any point. I am going to have some fun here, and I'd like you to join me. Full fat: Something I've heard occasionally, is… Continue reading Is the MVP Program becoming less technical?

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Jen’s PASS Diary: Two Pillars for Leadership

As always, I don't represent PASS. Here are my two pillars: Say Thank You. The number one item is to say 'Thank You' to people for their efforts, even if you don't like what they did. They are on a path; and so are you. Saying Thank You is the glue to healthy communities, particularly on… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: Two Pillars for Leadership

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Jen’s PASS Diary: BA Portfolio thoughts, please

As always, this isn't an official PASS blog post, but one of my braindumps. In a nutshell, I want to pick community brains. Don't think analytics isn't relevant to you, if you're a DBA: without DBAs, there is no Data Science or Business Analytics. Your input is valuable. You will have seen the latest blog… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: BA Portfolio thoughts, please

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Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow

Picture Credit: checanty Oscar Wilde was well known for his writing for adults, but he's probably less well known for his excellent children's writing, too. He tackles strong themes, and they are well worth the read for adults as well as children. In one short story, The Happy Prince, Wilde writes a rather sad tale… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow

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PASS BA Visual Data Storytelling precon session with Mico Yuk

CEO of BI Brainz | Author | Global Keynote Speaker | BI Influencer | Trainer | Blogger| BI Executive Advisor *@micoyuk* I am super excited that Mico Yuk is joining us again at PASS BA Conference! Mico Yuk is well known in the Business Intelligence ecosystem as a community leader, BI influencer, controversial blogger, and… Continue reading PASS BA Visual Data Storytelling precon session with Mico Yuk

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Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

SQLSaturday Edinburgh went ahead last Saturday, June 13th, and everyone had a great day. It's clear that people in the community believe in what I am doing. They voted with their feet to attend, to speak, and to sponsor. We had high quality speakers delivering world-class content - 8 MVPs, 2 Microsoft staff, and the remainder are… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

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What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!

PASS Business Analytics are holding scheduled Hands on Labs as part of the conference. This means you can book a lab, and get real life, hands-on experience. That's not all - you get a Hands On Lab which is held by a real expert - not just someone who reads off a script. We have… Continue reading What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!

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PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

PASS BA Conference is delighted to have Daniel Fylstra speaking at our conference. In fact, he was the first speaker we signed up. Here's what Steve Jobs had to say: "There have been two real explosions that have propelled the industry forward. The first one really happened in 1977, and it was the spreadsheet. I… Continue reading PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?