Post by Rob Collie
First, a Few Quick Updates…
1) Just a reminder that enrollments are open for the live, in-person two-day classes taught by me (Rob) in Indianapolis and Washington DC (in October and November, respectively.) Sign up now – those dates will be upon us sooner than we all realize!
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3) Ola Freaking Rosling is now using Power BI, and threw us a “shout-out!” OMG, check out this tweet. I nearly peed myself:
If I hadn’t heard so much Anti-Microsoft-Propaganda, I would’ve solved my data-integration faster with Power BI & Power Query @powerpivotpro
— Ola Rosling (@OlaRosling) September 16, 2015
If you don’t recognize the name, his dad is Hans Rosling, the speaker in the first TED talk I ever watched:
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…In which he did the animated bubble chart demo that I’m 100% positive was the inspiration for Amir Netz adding animated bubble charts in the next two product releases
Here’s Ola and Hans co-presenting on the state of world health and social justice, via data of course:
Again, Click to View the Talk
A celebrity in that Google-y, Apple-y, Silicon Valley-y “doing good with data in the public interest” space using Power BI and saying that Power BI is awesome, and that he’d previously been scared off by all the anti-MS propaganda… well that is simply awesome.
But I won’t lie – that he gave US a mention in that tweet – I *do* find that to be even cooler. I’m human. I can’t help it. I smile every time I think about it.
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