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Q2 Meeting - A Success!

  • 1.  Q2 Meeting - A Success!

    Posted Jun 21, 2019 01:37 AM
    Edited by Stephanie Valencia Jun 21, 2019 09:55 AM
    Thanks to all who came out to Sierra Nevada Brewery today for our Q2 GPUG Chapter Meeting! A big THANK YOU also to our presenters: @Ginny Lebeck, @Zubin Gidwani and @Nick Sercer. And last but certainly not least thanks to Matt Grago and the Sierra Nevada team for their hospitality and sharing their knowledge. The space we had there was big enough to fit a few more chapters!

    Meeting Recap

    We learned all about the resources that GPUG has to offer from Ginny and even shared some #tips amongst users. Including search tips - Zubin recommends searching by presenters name and check out @Steve Erbach's webinar spreadsheet (it is in his signature) and we will add it to the Chapter page for easy reference.

    Up next Zubin shared a super cool app that he built using Microsoft PowerApps to make the Sierra Nevada Brewery trip even more successful. His app uses AI and Flow to do things like - check traffic for your drive home and email your spouse to let them know you are running late! Zubin reviewed the capability of Flow and then showed off some of his Power BI skills. We got to meet Kelsey from Sierra Nevada who shared some of the reports she has built out in PowerBI and explained the business use and shared how she learned her BI knowledge. The Sierra Nevada staff actually have their own internal PowerBI user group! How cool is that!

    We had an amazing lunch - great food and networking.

    Then back to business with a presentation from @Nick Sercer of the MSX group with some great Management Reporter tips. I've noticed I ALWAYS learn something new from these MR sessions. We got to ask questions and get real solutions to reporting issues right there on the spot! Bonus - Nick recorded most of the webinar so we will work to get that up on the Sacramento Chapter page for all to reference.

    As an intro to the brewery tour, Matt shared Sierra Nevada's GP story. Very cool to hear about how their business has evolved and the different applications that they use along with GP while growing and scaling their systems.The group checking out the hops in the big freezerMatt then taught those of us remaining - how Sierra Nevada brews such great beer. We got a full tour and then tasting time! Any Star Wars fans? Disney Fans? We got to taste, Bad Motivator, a beer brewed for Star Wars Land at Disneyland and it is only available at Disneyland or at the Brewery! Super cool! Last stop was the gift shop to stock up on our faves!
    Matt showing us around the brewery

    Thanks again to all! Be sure to fill out the meeting survey! The survey can help make our chapter even better!

    We will be looking to schedule the next GPUG meetings for Quarters 3 and 4. If you have any suggestions for content, presentations, etc. post below.

    We talked about getting involved and the forums. I challenge all of you reading this to post a reply! Especially if you made it all the way to the end of my post! :-)


    Stephanie Valencia
    California Medical Association
    Sacramento, CA
    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

  • 2.  RE: Q2 Meeting - A Success!

    Posted Jun 21, 2019 01:37 PM
    Nice job Stephanie!   and it was great meeting everyone looking forward to the next meeting.​

    Joy Mendez
    Gulick Trucking

    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

  • 3.  RE: Q2 Meeting - A Success!

    Posted Jun 21, 2019 01:51 PM
    Hi Stephanie and all,

    Thank you Stephanie for the fantastic recap of the meeting! And thank you for the work to get the meeting put together and the facilitation. I appreciate all your hard work. Thank you Zubin for your presentation on PowerApps and Matt for coordinating and hosting the meeting in addition to the awesome lunch! I am bummed we missed the MR presentation and especially the private tour of the brewery!

    I hope to see you all at the next chapter meeting.

    Best regards,

    Andrew Pentecost
    General Manager
    Seeds by Design
    Maxwell CA

    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

  • 4.  RE: Q2 Meeting - A Success!

    Posted Jun 24, 2019 12:52 PM
    This was a fantastic event and I'm glad I was able to attend / Host! Zubin's APP was awesome, and the Management Reporter Demo contained too many data points.I'm looking forward to the next event!

    Matt Grago
    Business Analyst
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    Chico CA

    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

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