Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Free Databases and Data Visualisations course for kids Week 8 to 11

It has been quite a while since I have posted about the free databases and data visualisation classes for 11 to 15 year old kids.  So here I am with an update.  For the last 3 weeks, I have taught basics of importing data from the Web using the URL and using a csv or a excel file.  Also gave an overview of the 3 views in Power BI Desktop, query editor, Applied steps pane, removing columns etc.

I have also covered about new columns and measures  what the main difference is between those 2. Also covered very basic DAX functions, explained about the date dimension, Bookmarks and drillthoughs.

Next week I have asked everyone to pick a dataset on their own and come up with their data visualisations.  So waiting for their creativity to unveil.

Also wanted to thank @Reza and @Leila from #Radacad for sponsoring biscuits for kids.  They have been enjoying them for the last 3 classes.



Monday, September 03, 2018

Some more happy moments of SQL Saturday Auckland 2018

I got a few of the kids whom I teach Databases and Data Visualisations to attend this event.  In fact I was trying to avoid them coming but they forced themselves to come to this event as they were very enthusiatic in attending this event.  They have attended 4 sessions where I thought they could understand what the speakers were saying.

Here are a few snapshots of the kids with the speakers.


SQL Saturday Auckland 2018 Presentation

On 1st September 2018, I had a wonderful opportunity presenting at the SQL Saturday Auckland event at UNITEC. The title of my session was Google Forms Meets Power BI via SSRS 

You can download my presentation here

It was a Full house session and lot of questions by the participants.  Thoroughly enjoyed sharing my knowledge.

I also enjoyed helping for this event organised by @Rad_Reza and @Leila_Etati.
Many thanks for this wonderful opportunity.


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