IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our user group normally meets up in The PorterShed in Eyre Square but this time for March we have a different venue - the Galway Technology Centre in Mervue Business Park, Wellpark Road: http://www.gtc.ie
Our event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
All are very welcome to attend the Galway Power BI User Group’s monthly meeting. New people always most welcome! Power BI is the exciting new program from Microsoft which quickly gets you insights from data: https://youtu.be/yKTSLffVGbk.
From Raspberry Pi to Power BI and lots in between!
In this session Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Ben Watt - see Speaker Bio below - will walk you through a home-made IoT project with the data ultimately landing in Power BI for visualisation. A Raspberry Pi is the IoT device, with sensors and camera attached to give an end-to-end streaming solution. You will see Python used to run the program and process the images. Microsoft Azure plays its part where Microsoft Cognitive Services enriches the images with facial attributes and recognition, Azure SQL stores the metadata, Azure Blob storage holds the images, Power BI visualises the activity and Microsoft Flow sends mobile notifications. You'll see enough to walk out and get your own project started straight away!
Ben Watt is a Dublin-based Microsoft MVP for the Data Platform:
He runs his own successful Business Intelligence (BI) consultancy business, Datalineo:
which specialises in Power BI and SQL Server, with interests across the growing Azure data platform stack covering Cognitive Services, Flow, Event Hubs, Power Apps, +more.
The user group’s Co-Leader Martin Loughman will also be presenting on the fascinating Key Influencers visual which is Power BI’s first Machine Learning (ML) native visual. Martin will show you how to set it up and subsequently interpret its results. As part of the presentation he will introduce guest speaker Ben and together have a short public chat.
Our regular Pizza / networking break is also not to be missed!