About Me

Who am I?

I’m John Thompson, and I live in the Minneapolis, MN area.  I work in the Microsoft Business Intelligence space, including SQL, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Power BI, and whatever other tools I need to get the job done.

I am an MCSA: BI Reporting and MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.  I’ve had a variety of jobs in the BI stack, currently working as a BI Developer, focusing mostly on reporting, especially with Power BI and SSRS.  I’ve spoken at a SQL Saturday, and hope to do more in the future.

What is the point of this blog?

At a SQL Saturday in Minnesota years ago, someone said that the only reason they have a blog is so that they can document the things that took a long time for them to figure out, so that when the issue comes up again, they can shortcut the research and know where to find the answer.  My hope is that I can do some of that, but that I can also use it to write out larger explanations of my thoughts than I can fit into the 240 characters Twitter allows.  I’d also like to use it to explore the technologies that I’m using, and help keep up with all of the changes in the dataverse these days.


The information and opinions expressed within this blog are my own, and may or may not match those of my employer.  I am not authorized to speak on behalf of my employer, therefore I do not.  Content within this blog may be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license.  This means you are welcome to share the contents of this blog, even commercially, as long as you attribute the source, and use the same license for your created content.  If you have questions about this, or would like to license content under different terms, please reach out.