Netherlands Power BI Days 2020-11-24
We are excited to announce our November Power BI Days Netherlands.
Another virtual event, this time an evening session on Tuesday, the 24th. The topics might be a little different then usual, so no technical deep dive sessions, but topics around data visualization and accessibility. We think it’s insane amazing! 🙂
20:00 – 21:00 | Alexander Arvidsson | The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
In this age of information it is imperative to be able to be able to clearly, simply and accurately explain and communicate sometimes complex data. Right at the intersection of journalism and statistics lies visual communication – the art of using data, charts and maps to convey information. This has been called “the truthful art” as it is an extremely powerful tool that must be wielded with the utmost care. Just like any other tools, however, it can be used for sinister purposes. This session is all about exploring ways that data can be misrepresented to further a goal – while still seem perfectly reasonable. It is intended as an eye opener for anyone interested in the how and why of data deception. We will walk through five stories and explore where the trickery is hidden, discuss a more honest way of communicate the information as well as look at ways to spot potential foul play with data.
This session will not be recorded, so make sure you attend this one!
21:00 – 22:00 | Meagan Longoria | What Is Inclusive Report Design and Why Should You Care?
You make Power BI reports to communicate with data. But what happens if your audience can’t read them to get the information they need? Your report design can affect the usability and accessibility of a report. In this session we’ll talk about types of disabilities and how they can affect our interaction with a report. We’ll also discuss how we as report designers can make life easier for report consumers with mostly small tweaks to our reports. Demos will be shown in Power BI, but the concepts are applicable to other reporting tools as well.
About Alexander Arvidsson
Alexander is a principal solutions architect at Solution Xperts in Linköping, Sweden. Nobody really knows what it means to be a principal solutions architect, but he spends his days teaching courses or helping clients of all shapes and sizes to take better care of their data. He has spent the last 22 years toying with data, databases and related infrastructure services such as storage, networking and virtualization, occasionally emerging from the technical darkness to attend a Star Wars convention somewhere in the world. He is a Data Platform MVP, frequent international speaker, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, Azure and Power BI.
About Meagan Longoria
Meagan Longoria is a consultant at Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has worked in business intelligence, data warehousing, and database development for over a decade. She enjoys creating solutions in Azure, SQL Server, and Power BI that make data useful for people. Her areas of expertise include data visualization, dimensional modeling, and data integration design patterns. Meagan enjoys sharing her knowledge with the technical community by speaking at conferences, blogging, and sharing tips and helpful links on twitter (@).