Jen’s Pass Diary: Reflections and a plea for help for the ‘little guy’.

This blog does not represent PASS. Here, I discuss a few threads: PASS HQ Meeting A plea for help for SQLSaturday Edinburgh along with some SQLBits commentary A plea for the little guy - my thoughts on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence and a well wish to someone dear to me PASS HQ Meeting I … Continue reading Jen’s Pass Diary: Reflections and a plea for help for the ‘little guy’.

Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

Caveat: This blog does not represent the views of PASS or the PASS Board. These opinions are solely mine. The world of data and analytics keeps heating up. Tableau, for example, keeps growing and winning. In fact, Tableau continues to grow total and licence revenue 75% year over year, with its total revenue grew to $142.9 … Continue reading Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

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!

Jen’s Diary – Time to Answer, or Time to Question? Plus some EMEA thoughts

Hello again, As always, I do not speak officially for PASS. This is my diary, and a bit of a brain dump. I'm as busy as ever with PASS Business Analytics Conference, and things are going well. I'm helping to socialize the information about BAC, and I'm dealing informally with sponsors and community members and … Continue reading Jen’s Diary – Time to Answer, or Time to Question? Plus some EMEA thoughts

Jen’s Diary: Overcoming the Power of Feathers through Action

I'm sorry I haven't kept this diary up to date: I've been at SQLBits, SQLPass Nordic, Data Culture events, and other community gatherings. I've also had dental surgery, involving the removal of two teeth and the removal of some of my lower jaw. I haven't been very happy, needless to say. As always, I don't represent … Continue reading Jen’s Diary: Overcoming the Power of Feathers through Action

Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1

I've decided to hold a five week introductory statistics and R course. Here, I am sharing the slide deck and the code. The video will go up on our YouTube Data Science Virtual Chapter channel, which is accessible from here. In the first week, we talked about the relationship between statistics and data visualisation, and … Continue reading Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1

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?

PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Quick note: If you are looking for the biggest discount possible for the PASS BA Conference, please email me at jen.stirrup@sqIpass.org I am on fire about our Keynote Speaker, Mico Yuk! Mico is someone I admire very much. She's a Business Intelligence coach, thought-leader, author, blogger, and data scient, author of Data Visualization for Dummies, and … Continue reading PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Jen’ Diary: Board Meeting, BA Marathon, PASS BA features on TechNetRadio!

Here's another diary entry for my time on the PASS board. I don't represent PASS officially here. I know it has been quiet but I am busy on PASS, work, and other community things such as SQLSaturday Edinburgh and TechDays UK. So far this year, I have had one night off! It's 2.30am here in the … Continue reading Jen’ Diary: Board Meeting, BA Marathon, PASS BA features on TechNetRadio!

BAWeekender Roundup of PASS BA speaker activity and Quote of the week!

For the weekend, I thought you might enjoy some BA oriented weekend reading from our fantastic roundup of speakers at the PASS BA Conference. Here goes! This week, we are focusing on Power Bi articles in particular. Blue Hill’s James Haight blogged on why the real promise of bitcoin comes from blockchain applications http://bit.ly/BeyondBitcoinBHR …But I'm particularly … Continue reading BAWeekender Roundup of PASS BA speaker activity and Quote of the week!

Free PASS Business Analytics Conference webinars on 3rd Feb. Join our BA Marathon!

Free PASS Business Analytics training folks! PASS are holding a BA Marathon in the lead up to our Business Analytics conference in April in Santa Clara, CA. Top Business Analytics speakers free online event for our ‪#‎PASSBAMarathon‬ include: Jen Underwood - Senior Technical Product Manager for BI (and all around awesome, I might add!) Lynn … Continue reading Free PASS Business Analytics Conference webinars on 3rd Feb. Join our BA Marathon!