Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Jason Thomas

Meet our Demo Contest Finalists: Jason Thomas

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Meet our fifth and last finalist Jason and his data visualization tribute:

 

A Tribute to Dr. John Snow using Power BI

Profession

BI Consultant at BlueGranite

Demo Description

A recreation using Power BI of an important historical event where data was used to save countless lives.

What inspired your demo?

My wife works in the field of epidemiology and I like reading about historical events. Combine that with my passion for data analytics, it was almost inevitable that I would try to recreate the work of the father of epidemiology, Dr. John Snow.

What is the coolest BI project you’ve ever worked on?

As a BI consultant, I get to work on many interesting projects. One of the cool BI projects that I did was for a top 10 CPG company where we made the use of Microsoft BI stack for analyzing and improving their retail figures.

What is your favorite BI blog and why?

I am passionate about all things BI and SQL Server, and try to read as much as I can from my fellow peers. Some of the blogs that I don't miss are from the Power BI Team, SSAS team, Chris Webb, Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari, Kasper de Jonge.

What did you do before you were a BI Pro?

I have been in the BI industry from my first job which was almost 8 years back. Before I found my true calling, I was a Computer Science engineering student and an aspiring coder.


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  • Congratulations Jason! This was a very creative and interesting solution. As a member of the Charlotte BI Group, I am grateful you are part of the chapter's leadership team. Way to go!

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