Speaking at IgniteChicago
"I can show you the WHEN and WHY,
not just the HOW"
Oz
"I can show you the WHEN and WHY,
not just the HOW"
2017-01-22 20.21.27
"We've gotta whoop Crap Data's ass every chance we get!"

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Who is Oz?

I am an Excel developer, blogger, trainer, co-host of ExcelTV, raconteur and Excel MVP. I’m known for a fierce commitment to empowering people who don’t have an IT team or the skillset to manage their own data.

I am also the lead author of Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Ed., co-written with Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen. I relocated to Portland, OR in 2014 after 19 years in Chicago, and I’m known for my passion for ghost pepper Sriracha.

My latest publications

The Madness of How to Make Running Totals in Power Query

This video is a wild one! To make running totals in native Excel…

Using Power Query to Import Names To Make Dummy Data

I maintain a file of dummy data and I describe the 2 reasons…

Test Your PowerQuery Instinct With This 5 Question Quiz

Download the workbook here: http://datascopic.net/GTInstinct LET'S…

How to Split Columns with Power Query with Variable Delimiters

It's easy to split columns by delimiter but there's a problem…

Paqui One-Chip Challenge 2017

Here it is! My Paqui One-Chip Challenge video. This chip is…

Insert a Line-Feed Between Every 3rd Character Using Excel's Power Query

This video responds to a question: how can you add a line-feed…

What do people say about me?

John

Oz reached into my brain, grabbed my problems, put them on his screen and… pooof! …they were gone!

John
Anna

Oz is blowing my mind. I just got comfortable moving from VLOOKUP to INDEX-MATCH!! Its like watching a street magician

Anna
JoAnn

I really have to thank you. I have learned so much from you! Because of things like this my reputation at work has exploded. And it’s the kind of rep you want to have at work. Your passion on the subject makes you stand out. I can tell you truly do understand! And that you truly do want to make things less stressful. Those two things rang true in my heart. That’s the way I feel but not many people get it. How can I even begin to thank you??

JoAnn
Mike

Just wanted to follow-up and let you know that your solution worked perfectly. I designed the budget template, after taking the course,  with PowerQuery in mind.  This will save us hours each month when we have to update.

Mike
Donna Bruce

Your solution was quick to implement and very easy to follow. Thanks again.

Donna Bruce