Category Archives: Events

Event tip: Dutch Information Visualization Event 2016

Dutch Information Visualization Event 2016

Quick event tip: are you based in the Netherlands and interested in (tool agnostic) Data Visualization? If so, check out the Dutch Information Visualization Event (DIVE 2016) on June 23rd in Utrecht. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.

Masters Summit Milan recap

Last week the Masters Summit for Qlik was held in Milan, Italy. For those unfamiliar with the event, the Masters Summit is a 3 day advanced training for QlikView and Sense developers. If you have followed all the Qlik trainings (Designer, Developer, etc.), have 1 to 3 years of experience and ask yourself “Now what?” then this training is perfect for you.

I was at the Masters Summit and presented two sessions, Data Modeling and Server/Publisher Administration. In this post I will share with you some of the experiences and feedback from the event.

81 Qlik enthusiasts participated in this edition and as you can see in the photo below, we were at full capacity.

A packed house!

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QlikView macro’s are bad!

Last Thursday I did a presentation at the Qlik Dev Group NL about QlikView macro’s. While the title Macro’s are bad! suggests that I have a very firm view on macro’s, of course the actual presentation is much more nuanced. I wouldn’t be talking about macro’s if I didn’t think they have their uses 😉

In my presentation, I identify some potential use cases for macro’s and discuss if these are a good idea. Next, I share some tips on developing and debugging your macro’s. There are a lot of myths around macro’s, so I have taken a look at which ones are actually true. The presentation concludes with an overview of some of the cool macro’s that are already out there.

You can find my slide deck below:

The examples that I used in my presentation can be downloaded using the link below:

Download the macro examples

I hope you will enjoy these slides. If you have any questions or, also interesting, a different opinion, then feel free to post to the comments section below.

Qlik Dev Group NL on October 29th 2015

Qlik Dev GroupAre you interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge about QlikView and Sense with your peers? Then the Qlik Dev Group might be for you!

The Qlik Dev Group is a regular gathering where Qlik professionals can socialize, share ideas, challenges and solutions and generally have real discussions, devoid of any sales and marketing bias. Attendance is free, and yes, there is food and drinks!

These events are community-driven and independent from Qlik or any partners. The Qlik Dev Group originated in the UK, but as with most good ideas the concept is quickly spreading to other locations. Events have already been held in Denmark and The Netherlands and events in Finland, Germany and France are underway.

Qlik Dev Group NL meetup

On Thursday October 29th 2015, the Dutch chapter of the Qlik Dev Group is organizing a meetup in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam). We have some very interesting speakers this time:

  • Henric Cronström of Qlik will give us an ‘under the hood’ insight into QlikView and Sense.
  • Jason Atkinson of Rituals Cosmetics will explain how they realized their ‘mobile first’ strategy and made QlikView available to all their stores and all their mobile devices.

Additional presentations will be announced later, but we can promise they will be interesting as well!

If you’re in the area, feel free to sign up on the website. Hope to see many of you there!

Have QlikView – Will Travel. Where do Masters Summit attendees come from?

Advanced QlikView Training: theMasters Summit for QlikViewIf you are a regular reader of this blog, you are probably aware of the Masters Summit for QlikView. Besides offering some of the best advanced QlikView training available on the market, this 3 day event adds a unique “conference feel” where you are able to network and exchange ideas with peers from all around the world.

My colleague Frédérique recently put together some visualizations to answer some questions we had about our attendees; where do our attendees come from? How far do they travel? What kind of companies do they work for? Do they and their companies experience enough value to return?

As I thought you might enjoy these visualizations as well I have posted them to the blog. If you want to hear more about our attendees’ experiencing, be sure to also check out the testimonials page over on the Masters Summit website.

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Win a free QlikView course for only a minute of your time (really!)

what-will-you-learn-todayv2_189As you may have read here before, besides blogging at QlikFix I also participate in the Q-On Training Center. Q-On offers focused, online instructor-led trainings that dive deep into specific QlikView and Qlik Sense subjects. These courses are delivered by well-known experts such as Rob Wunderlich, Karl Pover and Ralf Becher.

You can imagine that with attendees and trainers located all around the world, scheduling these courses so that it works out for everyone is sometimes not an easy feat. Besides that we are also developing additional courses.

Great, but you said something about a free QlikView course?

Yes, in order to better tune our courses to meet your schedules and interests, I have prepared a very short survey to ask you about your preferences. This will only take a minute of your time and in return you will be entered into a prize draw for a free Q-On training of your choice. The winner will be announced on July 1st 2015.

Looking forward to your input: take the survey.

Qlik Sense voice control with Amazon Echo

Amazon EchoI am currently at the Masters Summit for QlikView in San Francisco, where I just got a really cool demo from Rob Wunderlich. Rob built an extension object that integrates with Amazon Echo (want!) and allows you to control Qlik Sense using voice commands. Check out the video below.

Just as a reminder, if you weren’t able to join us at the Masters Summit in San Francisco this time, we have upcoming events in New York City and Copenhagen later this year. Check out the website for more information.

Online QlikView trainings in January 2015

As you may know, we offer online QlikView and Qlik Sense trainings through the QlikOn Training Center. These trainings are short (4 hours max), instructor-led and focus on a single subject which will be covered in-depth. With small groups there is enough opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. A perfect way to increase your skills and knowledge.

For January 2015, we are offer the following trainings:

4ac7eff2-df02-466d-ba70-58a779a6d3e6Introduction to QlikView Extensions
Date: Thursday January 15th
Duration: 2.5 hours (2 sessions)
Trainer: Ralf Becher

 

b8183d29-3f2f-4f7c-a7c4-995e2c6f5d9cQlikView Components Scripting Library

Date: Thursday January 29th
Duration: 3.5 hours (1 session)
Trainer: Rob Wunderlich

 

0b72d2c1-a3d8-4183-8d85-d2442814940aQlikView Data Visualization (new)

Date: Friday January 30th
Duration: 4 hours (1 session)
Trainer: Karl Pover

 

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Date: Thursday January 22nd
Duration: 4 hours (2 sessions)
Trainer: Barry Harmsen

 

For more information check out the QlikOn website. Are you in need of a specific training, or do you have an interesting QlikView / Qlik Sense training that you would like to deliver? Feel free to contact me to discuss.

Masters Summit early-bird offer ends this week

Masters Summit for QlikView - Amsterdam

A quick heads-up for those of you who are planning to attend the upcoming Masters Summit for QlikView in Amsterdam, the early-bird offer ends this Friday, August 15th. Don’t miss out on a $300 discount!

For more information about the event, or to register, please go to the Masters Summit for QlikView website. I hope to meet many of you there!

Masters Summit for QlikView Europe: Amsterdam October 2014

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After successful events in Las Vegas, London and Barcelona, and the upcoming event in Chicago next April 1 – 3, I am pleased to announce that the next European edition of the Masters Summit for QlikView will be held in my hometown of Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 1 – 3 2014.

If you are a QlikView developer then the practical skills, ready-to-use resources and excellent peer networking offered at this event will make for 3 days that you do not want to miss! More information about the event can be found on the Masters Summit for QlikView website.

TheGrandUpdate 2014/03/11: the date and venue have been finalized: 1 – 3 October 2014 at Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, Amsterdam 1012 EX, Netherlands).

You can register by clicking the button below:

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