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Eval '22 - Final (?) Power BI workshop details!
Hey everyone, how are ya?
Our Power BI Crash Course workshop is tomorrow morning at 8 am (yikes, get some big coffees!)
Have you installed Power BI Desktop yet? Downloaded our sample .xlsx file? Make sure you do both these things today (if you haven’t yet) so you’re all ready to go bright and early tomorrow. As always, let me know if you have any issues with either of these. I’ll help. :)
I flew in to New Orleans yesterday and went
snooping, I mean exploring to find the room (Bolden 3) we’ll be in tomorrow.
OUR ROOM (BOLDEN 3)
Here’s my dorky self in Bolden 3:
Now, this workshop has proved to be very popular, and as of Friday, we have 50 people signed up, so let’s talk logistics:
If the AEA doesn’t move us to a larger room (as I’ve asked them to), the 50 of us will be VERY cozy in Bolden 3. So wear your masks (as the AEA recommends).
If the AEA DOES move us to a larger room, I’m going to try and get a 2nd screen put in the larger room, so you can all see what I’m clicking in Power BI.
IF the AEA changes our room (and lets me know), I’ll make a quick post here on eval22.substack.com (and you’ll all get that post in your email, just like this one you are reading now)
FINDING OUR ROOM
Okay, so our Bolden 3 room is on the 2nd floor of the Hyatt, and … well, it’s a maze of angled hallways. It took me a WHILE to find our room.
If everything works out logistically, I’ll be playing welcome music before our session.
(hey, I try to make data as friendly and fun as possible),
So, you may be able to use your ears to find our room. I’ve got Gordon Lightfoot, Mary J Blige, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton and Dua Lipa ready to welcome you!
There are big escalators from the hotel lobby up to the 2nd floor, then go BEHIND the escalators to the 3rd floor, and you’ll come across a Starbucks and it’s relatively easy to find our room from there.
Go to the left of the Starbucks:
Then, you’ll need to make a right turn at this non-descript, totally not remarkable beige hallway. The 2nd item on that sign up top says “Strand | Bolden”.
Then, on your left, you’ll see a hallway of Bolden doors. We’re at the very end on the left.
Do you have any burning questions before our workshop tomorrow? I’ve tried to put as many answers as possible in this Question & Answers post, but LET ME KNOW if I haven’t addressed something. If you are wondering about something, probably others are too!
Just reply to this email, or, if you’re reading this on the eval22.substack.com website, you should see a comments section below. Ask there and I’ll get notified. :)
See you in the morning!
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