august, 2017

22aug8:30 am5:00 pmSQL Saturday 647Boston – BI Edition, United States

Event Details

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, and most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. At some events you will have the option to pay for lunch at the time of registration. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Course Description

In this full-day session, you will learn the ins and outs of data visualization. The focus of this course is to help beginners and experts alike refine their visualization process. Participants will not just learn the theories and concepts of visualization, but the actual process to successfully implement them including the why’s and not just the how-tos. Get hands on experience as we work through a complete cycle from the initial request to the successful delivery of the visualization.

Join us for this session and become the visualization rock star you know you can be!

Intended Audience

  • Database professionals wanting to learn more about perfecting their report writing
  • Business intelligence professionals trying to get more impact from their work
  • Anyone with a need to visualize data or just a curiosity about it

Course Topics

The following topics will be addressed during the course

  • Background and History
  • Schools of thought
  • Types of Data and Visuals
  • Data to Ink Ratios
  • Redefining requirement gathering
  • Storyboarding
  • Mockup Development
  • How we see the world
  • Choosing the right tool
  • Choosing the right chartgraph
  • Applying knowledge

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understands the Why’s and not just the How’s of visualization
  • Understand key visualization concepts
  • Have a better process for eliminating rework through better requirement gathering
  • Determine what the best tool for the job actually should be
  • Determine the best visual to use to convey the story you want to tell
  • Understand how to get maximum impact from color choice
  • Become an organizational go-to person for visualizations
  • Complete an end to end visualization project in Power BI


The only prerequisite for this course is a curiosity in visualization!

Bring a laptop to make sure you can take part in the hands-on activities!


(Tuesday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



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