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

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

Spotlight Sponsor:  Cardinal Solutions

Presentation Topic:  The Data Management Discipline (with a Focus on Data Warehousing)

Presentation Description: We begin this session with a very brief yet important framework for data management. Then we explore the different aspects of the enterprise data management discipline. Finally, we delve into the different methodologies to design a data warehouse. We will talk about the Kimball, Inmon, & Data Vault methodologies. This is a high level conceptual talk (no coding) designed to help both developers and non-technical individuals to understand data management, data warehousing, and Business Intelligence disciplines. 

Speaker:  Joe Dib is passionate about data! He spent his career, so far, manipulating data, working with databases, leading projects and managing (really mentoring) people. Joe has worked on all phases of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW) life cycle. He enjoys speaking (and teaching) on DW/BI strategic level topics as well as covering deep technical solutions. He has used various database platforms, many design methodologies, and different business intelligence tools.

RSVP:  http://cbig1114.eventbrite.com

Location:   8050 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273


December 2014

Date:   Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming soon (this date is reserved)

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Upcoming Events

SQL Saturday - BA Edition, Tampa, FL, 10/25/2014

PASS Summit, Seattle, WA, Pre-Cons 11/3-2014 - 11/4/2014; General Conference 11/5/2014 - 11/7/2014  **CBIG Discount Code:  USSES25**

Raleigh Code Camp, Raleigh, NC - 11/8/2014

BI Innovation Summit, Chicago, IL, 11/12/2014-11/13/2014

Big Data Bootcamp, Raleigh, NC, 11/16/2014

SQL Saturday, Charleston, SC, 12/13/2014