Visualizing Power BI

  • donderdag 25 januari 2018

It't time for the second Meetup of Visser & van Baars. On the 25th of January Dr. Leila Etaati and Reza Rad will tell you everything about Visualizing Power BI.

Do want to join? Go to our meetup page and let us know.


18:30 Welcome + 🍔🍔🍔
19:00 Dr. Leila Etaati
20:00 Break
20:15 Reza Rad
21:15 End + drinks

How to Embed R Visuals into Power BI Desktop

Integration of R inside Power BI provides lots of possibilities from doing machine learning to more data visualization options. In This session, I will first show how to write R codes inside visualization area. Then, how to create some visuals that we do not have currently in Power BI Visualization like Slope chart, Facet chart or Column width chart with help of ggplot2 package. Moreover, there is a possibility to create your own custom visual as a pbiviz file bywriting R codes and import it into Power BI report.

Dr. Leila Etaati is Data Scientist, PHD, MVP, and BI Consultant, and Speaker. She has over 10 years’ experience working with databases and software systems. She was involved in many large-scale projects for big-sized companies. Leila has PhD of Information System department, University of Auckland, MS and BS in computer science.

She worked in Industries including banking financial, power and utility, manufacturing … She is a lecturer and trainer in Business intelligence and database design course at the University of Auckland.

Leila speaks in international SQL Server and BI conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics, PASS Rally, and many SQL Saturdays in USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on MachineLearning and Analytics topics.

Take Power BI Visualization to the Next Level

Data Visualization is the front end of every BI system, and getting it right is one of the most important tasks in a BI application. Good visualization will benefit the decision making process, while bad visualization can lead to wrong decisions. In this session, you will learn how to create the right chart or visual, with examples ranging from line charts, bar/column charts, and some other useful chart styles in Power BI. You will also learn some tips and tricks to control interactivity of visuals in Power BI. Session is full of demos, and through that you will learn tips and tricks for choosing best colors and best visuals for your solution.

Reza Rad is the world well-known name in the Microsoft BI field. Reza Rad is invited speaker in world’s best and biggest SQL Server and BI conferences such as PASS Summits, PASS Rallys, SQLBits, TechEds, Ignites, and so on. He is author of books on this topic, and he has more than 15 years’ experience in the Microsoft BI technologies. 10 years of his experience focused on training and consulting to the largest BI teams in the world. He is also Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP (Most Valuable Professional) focused on BI and Data Analysis, He has been awarded MVP from Microsoft because of his dedication and expertise in Microsoft BI technologies. He is author of Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star


There are cheap parking options close to the meetup location. In the streets after “De Boelenlaan” (5/10 minute walk) you can park for €1,40 per hour between 08:00 – 19:00. After 19:00 it’s for free..