Welcome to the Indy BI PASS User Group

Indy BI User Group usually meets the first Tuesday of every month. Please check out our new Meetup group we created to track our event attendance at http://www.meetup.com/IndyBI_UG/.  Events will be posted there as well as here with any changes or added details updated at http://www.meetup.com/IndyBI_UG/.

Next Meeting




What “R” you waiting for? How to start with R.

  • In-Person @ 6220 Castleway West Drive Indianapolis, Indiana, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English


Welcome to our Indy BI PASS User Group meeting!

Featured Presentation:

What “R” you waiting for? How to start with R.

Dustin Elery, Senior Analytics Consultant Allegient

With R gaining so much traction across the many data solutions and platforms, specifically SQL Server 2016, I decided I wanted to start learning the tool and language. What I found when I started my journey was a ton of great blogs and demonstrations, but after reading and watching many of them, I struggled on how and where to start. Therefore, I decided to create this presentation. I will be covering what exactly “R” is, where can a professional who is new to the solution find the software and clients, and then some basics around syntax, package use, data wrangling possibilities, and some easy data exploration approaches that will leave the attendee armed with resources on how to get up and running and ideas on how to start the data exploration process.

About Dustin:
I started my education in finance. After completing my MBA in Finance, I could not find interesting work locally. A recruiter knew of my passion for data and statistical analysis when completing financial models. He introduced me to the BI industry. I immediately knew this was going to be a great fit. I have not looked back since. I have held a couple of roles in a corporate setting but have been consulting for three years now. I have heavy experience in SQL development, statistical analysis, and data visualization. I have moderate experience in data warehousing, database management, optimization, and overall data architecture and the tools that spread across that landscape.




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