Analyzing PASS SQL Saturday data using Power BI

I use Power BI for analyzing any data! and recently realized that there is no public report about SQL Saturdays around the world, hence, I build this report. This report is using live data from SQL Saturday website.

What is SQL Saturday

If you don’t know what SQL Saturday is, here is some information:

SQL Saturday is a free day of learning, training and networking ran by local community leaders in association with a non-for-profit organization called PASS. In Auckland, we ran so far a few of these events. The name of the event is SQL Saturday, but it includes anything in the data world. Audience usually love the event. Each event might have multiple tracks, local or international speakers, and many sessions all delivered in a Saturday. There are almost 1000 SQL Saturdays around the world. The report below is created from the SQL Saturday website.

Check out the interactive report

What information is available in the report?


In overall PASS done an amazing job, and wonderful result to be proud of. Hats off to all organizers, and PASS for this amazing results.

There are ways that you can analyze the report by speakers, and see how many events each speaker have spoken:

Or find out how many speakers in event had:

if you right-click on a speaker, you can drill through to the details of that speaker too.

and the speaker details shows the timeline of events for that speaker with some more details about the speaker:

Same process can be done for events with drill through from the events page:

Map of all the events:

List of all events with their estimate of attendees:

a term(text) analysis of keywords used in sessions:

and a timeline of events, speakers, and sessions:

Interesting, isn’t it?

Go ahead and check the interactive Power BI report yourself!

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Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for nine continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog:
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.

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