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Intelligent Insights with Power BI

Monday, November 30, 2020 5:30PM - (605) SQL Server User Group

Learn how to use Power BI self-service data preparation capabilities to build upon your existing Power BI content with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. Learn what AI can do and how it integrates into Power BI using dataflows and Automated Machine Learning (AutoML). Also see some of the enhanced AI visualizations in Power BI like Q&A, Key Influencers and Decomposition Trees to gain further insights into your data.

Recent blog posts from the community:

November 12, 2020 -

Sometimes, you just need to wash the dishes even though the kids are begging to play Twister. #!/bin/zsh # Give a Twister instruction approximately once every 5 seconds appendages=("right hand" "right foot" "left hand" "left foot") colors=("red" "yellow" "green" "blue" "in the air") while true; do count=${#appendages[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) appendage=${appendages[$index]} count=${#colors[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) color=${colors[$index]} both="$appendage $color" echo $both say $both sleep 0.

Time is valuable, Project to Product, reducing waste and Software Development Process

October 22, 2020 -

Time is valuable, Project to Product, reducing waste and Software Development Process 🎼Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away 🎸 DC Talk Time is ticking away "Lost time is never found again." Benjamin Franklin "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." Moses - Psalms 90:12 As I’m getting older (so are you ;-)), I’m realizing the value of time more and more.

Transitioning from TFVC to Git

September 30, 2020 -

Transitioning from TFVC to Git I’ve had the opportunity to work for a company for 2 years now. The have a lot going on. They use TFVC, which works, but I quickly realized how much I like Git over TFVC. I “grew up” with TFVC. Then a previous company decided to make the transition. It took us all a bit to get used to Git and learn it, but after using it we never looked back.

Polly Presentation and links

August 22, 2020 -

Polly Presentation and Links I had the honor of going to NDC Minneapolis in 2019. One of the many presentations I attended was about Polly, given by Carl Franklin (the pictures below are from his presentation slides) I recently gave a presentation of my own at an Omnitech Lunch and Learn. We had a lot of good questions and conversations, so there isn’t a lot of content. If you want to learn more about it, just watch Carl’s presentation.

Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

July 14, 2020 -

It’s 2020. The world is abuzz with, well – waves hand – all this. But it’s also abuzz with ARM: Apple is moving their Mac line to Apple Silicon, Amazon has been been touting their Gravaton2-based infrastructure, Cloudflare is said to be going all ARM on their edge nodes, and the world’s fastest supercomputer is built on ARM. For a long time, I – and I think many others – held the idea that x86-64 is for heavy workloads and ARM is for the "little stuff" like embedded systems and Raspberry Pis.

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Software Engineer

December 4, 2019 - Anchorage

Role Description: Build secure, resilient, and global infrastructure from the ground up! Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development. Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice). Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy. Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table. Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.