Post by Rob Collie
Our July Class in Cleveland – 90% of these Fine Folks Came from Out of State!
(And One From Australia!)
Taking it to the East Coast – and Beyond
After running three consecutive classes in Cleveland (April, July, and August), and seeing a packed classroom for the last two, we’ve decided that I should start occasionally venturing out of the Heartland and teaching the class elsewhere too.
This time we’re going to be partnering with Microsoft itself, and teaching in their MTC (Microsoft Technology Center) just outside of Philadelphia. An exciting step for sure, uniting me (former ‘Softie and Power Pivot’s most passionate advocate), with, you know, the company that makes the product. Probably should have figured out some way to cooperate sooner, but such is the independent nature of current and former ‘Softies.
Optional Gathering/Dinner on “Middle” Night
Some Folks from the August Class Throws the “Excel Gang Sign” at Dinner
(Can You Spot MrExcel Himself, Bill Jelen?)
On the night of the first classroom day, we’ve been running an informal gathering at a local restaurant, and many people reported that it was one of their favorite social outings ever. Just being surrounded by people with similar backgrounds, mindsets, and problems is a unique experience, especially for the Excel crowd.
So of course we will organize such an outing in Philly as well. Venue TBD (if you have suggestions, send them our way).
Included: Thumb Drive and 50% Off Online University
All Students Receive a PowerPivotPro thumbdrive containing the materials from the course:
And also a 50% off discount code to the online video course. Past students have found it to be a helpful “reinforcement” to the live class (as well as covering topics that we don’t have time for in two days), so we have decided to offer it as a bundle.