Welcome to the CBIG site!

The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics.  

As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets.  From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing. 

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area.  We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.

**  Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events! **


Upcoming CBIG Meetings    

May 2014

Date:   Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:   ETL: Avoiding Costly Mistakes. In this session we will review a list of common costly mistakes we make when designing and building ETL and data integration processes. We will also look at actionable recommendations to avoid these mistakes. 

You will get a checklist that you can use in your projects to ensure that the ETL processes include the capabilities that a solid data integration subsystem should have. After this session, you will be better prepared to assess the reliability of ETL solutions.

Speaker:  Rafael Salas is a recognized speaker and published author with more than 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence and Information Architecture. He is the recipient of multiple industry recognitions, including the Microsoft MVP Award and The Data Warehouse Institute Best Practices Award. Rafael is an active member of the SQL Server technical community and blogs regularly at www.rafael-salas.com.

RSVP:  http://cbig0514.eventbrite.com

Location:  Microsoft office, 8050 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273.  

 

June 2014

Date:   Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

July 2014

Date:   Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

August 2014

Date:   Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

September 2014

Date:   Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

October 2014

Date:   Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

November 2014

Date:   Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (moved to 2nd week of the month to avoid conflict with PASS Summit)

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

 

December 2014

Date:   Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon

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Upcoming Events

Charlotte SQL Server User Group, Charlotte, NC, 4/16/2014

Carolina Code Camp, Charlotte, NC 5/3/2014

SQL Saturday, Atlanta, GA, 5/3/2014

SQL Saturday, Jacksonville, FL, 5/10/2014

PASS Business Analytics Conference, San Jose, CA, 5/7/2014 - 5/9/2014  **CBIG Discount Code: BA2M3R**

TDWI Conference, Chicago, IL, 5/11/2014 - 5/16/2014

TechEd North America, Houston, TX, 5/12/2014 - 5/15/2014

TDWI Conference, Boston, MA, 7/20/2014 - 7/25/2014

SQL Saturday, Raleigh, NC 9/6/2014

PASS Summit, Seattle, WA, Pre-Cons 11/3-2014 - 11/4/2014; General Conference 11/5/2014 - 11/7/2014