This blog starting out being about the books I wrote for ExpressionEngine. Now, the posts are more likely to be focused on my career in the world of Business Intelligence. My plan is not to get too technical, as there are hundreds of people with far more technical knowledge than me. Rather, I plan to talk more 'big picture' about Business Intelligence (especially self-service BI), work-life balance and other digestible topics. Enjoy!
Last month I finished reading one of the worst-written books I have ever read: The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Earlier this month I had the honour of presenting on Power View at SQL Saturday Chicago.
SQL Saturday Madison 2013 was a roaring success.
This April, I'm one of a lucky handful of people who get to enjoy the SQL Triple Play: SQL Saturday Madison, PASS Business Analytics Conference and SQL Saturday Chicago in 8 days.
My last post on Power View was about a flaw, so this week I'm going to be more positive and write about something Power View does well: negative filtering.
I upgraded my phone this month: from an iPhone 4 to a Windows Lumia 920.
My first ever SQL Saturday was in Chicago and I remember being incredibly impressed by the size of the event and the quality of the speakers. This year is no different: the session schedule reads like a 'Who's Who" of industry leaders, followed by little old me.
Two of the design principles behind the user interface of Microsoft Power View are "Choose the right default, by default" and "Easy for the user, hard on us". There's one place where Power View falls flat on both counts.
This April I'll be speaking at 2 different SQL Saturday events: first in Madison on April 6th and then the following week in Chicago.
One Report to rule them all, One Report to find them,
One Report to bring them all and in the darkness bind them