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The Human Side of Data: Using Analytics for Personal Well-being

This week’s Raw Data Podcast features a thoughtful discourse with host Rob Collie, who shares how his expertise in data analytics plays a crucial role far beyond the confines of office walls. Rob discusses the sophisticated data model he has developed to manage the health of a family member, detailing the careful balance of medication, symptoms, and environmental influences that the model helps orchestrate.

Written by on June 4, 2024

Good Tech Things and the Limits of AI, w/Forrest Brazeal

Dive into this week’s episode where we explore the fascinating intersection of technology and creativity with Forrest Brazeal. Forrest, a former software engineer turned tech educator, uses his unique talents in art and music to break down the barriers of traditional tech communication. This episode features Forrest sharing his journey from coding complex software to crafting educational and engaging content that lights up the tech community.

Written by on May 21, 2024

The Future of Power BI’s Visual Experience, w/ Miguel Myers

On this episode Rob and Justin sit down with Miguel Myers, Principal Program Manager for Power BI at Microsoft, who plays a pivotal role in overseeing core visuals and the report experience in Power BI. Together, they explore how Miguel is steering Power BI to cater to both new users and data experts alike.

Written by on May 14, 2024

Impact Forward vs Infrastructure Forward: The Faucets First Philosophy

In this episode, we unpack the ‘Faucets First’ philosophy, a cornerstone of how we approach data projects at P3 Adaptive. Imagine bypassing complex infrastructures and instead, using a straightforward method that brings immediate results and clarity. It’s about being agile, practical, and impactful right from the start.

Written by on May 7, 2024

Growth Eras, Mea Culpas, and Non-Competes

Rob is solo casting this week – discussing the growth eras over the years at P3 Adaptive, has a bit of a Mea Culpa regarding the Parquet file format and Direct Lake vs Import Mode in PBI, and shares some thoughts about the recent FTC ruling on non-compete clauses.

Written by on April 30, 2024

What We Learned at the Fabric Conference

This week we’re diving into the heart of Microsoft Fabric, armed with fresh insights from our team of experts — Will Gillingham, Mark Beedle, and Chris Haas who’ve just returned from the conference. These veterans in SQL and Power BI share their firsthand experiences and dissect the potential of Microsoft’s evolving data architecture.

Written by on April 16, 2024

“Hallucination” is Just a Fancy Word for Being Wrong

Dive into the depths of AI with Rob and Justin in our latest episode where we peel back the layers of AI’s current facade. In this compelling discussion, we take a critical look at the hyped-up narratives surrounding artificial intelligence, focusing on a crucial issue at its core: the “hallucination problem.”

Written by on April 2, 2024

Adjacent and Between: Demystifying Digital Transformation with Power Apps and Power Automate

Everyone talks about digital transformation, but it seems like no one really explains what it means… until now. In today’s episode, Rob and Justin dive deep to cut through the buzzwords and lay out the reality. They’re tackling why digital transformation isn’t about making huge, instant changes but rather about the smart, subtle tweaks in areas that usually get ignored but badly need a digital lift.

Written by on March 26, 2024