We just finished the Enterprise DNA Challenge 20 and like always, the team has been impressed by the depth and breadth of the entries. So far, we have witnessed the amazing efforts and contributions not just by our members, but also by non-members for this particular challenge.
We saw new faces send in amazing reports and collaborate with others on their work, which just goes to show that the Power BI Challenge is for everyone, not just for the selected few. We were exposed to a variety of techniques and styles, as well as a variety of custom and native Power BI visuals.
It was great seeing the forum come alive as people asked questions and helped other people with their reports. This challenge also proved to be a great opportunity to learn from the other participants’ solutions, and to ultimately learn best practices in order to solve the problem presented by the challenge.
Enterprise DNA Challenge 20 By The Numbers
For the 20th edition of our Power BI Challenge, we had a grand total of 47 entries: 18 members, 29 non-members, and 34 newcomers.
Other milestones we achieved for Challenge 20 include:
- We now have more than 1,000 members in our LinkedIn group.
- We launched 31 posts in the EDNA Challenge Community Group.
- We engaged 29,204 post views.
- We interacted with over 150 comments.
- Our participants produced over 211 analysis pages.
- Our participants’ reports contained more than 600 DAX measures and over 400 navigation buttons, bookmarks, and tooltips.
Benefits of Joining the Enterprise DNA Challenge
These challenges promote a collaborative environment where we get to learn from each other’s submissions and push each other to dive deeper into what Power BI can really do.
To borrow from the words of our Head of Content, Brian Julius, joining these challenges can be a career-maker. Most of the datasets we use come from actual corporate data, something you can expect to see whether you’re working as a Power BI consultant or an in-house developer. You can use the entry in our challenges as part of your portfolio that you can confidently show to any prospective employer as hard evidence of your ability to clean, model, analyze, and visualize real-world data.
The winning entries are also permanently featured in the Enterprise DNA Showcase, where they can be seen by tens of thousands of Power BI users. Our Showcase page is where members can download PBIX files and play around with data, so this is a great chance for you to help others, too. The winning entries also get to have free subscriptions to the Enterprise DNA Learning Platform, as well as other prizes.
The overall winner will also have the opportunity to present an Enterprise DNA webinar and walk through the process on how his/her report was created.
Challenge 20 Brief
For this challenge, participants were requested to prepare a deep-dive analysis report about the business and operational model of Aikeen Industries, a leading manufacturer of gourmet crisps & nachos.
This brief really brought out the competitiveness of some of the most creative and analytical minds in our Power BI community.
The reports were not limited by the number of pages, and participants were able to use all the techniques at their disposal such as tooltips, drill-throughs, and page navigations.
The challenge started last June 3, 2022 and ended on July 02, 2022.
Challenge 20 Judging
All submissions were placed under strict scrutiny and were judged based on the four pillars of a high-quality Power BI report – or what we believe are the four areas we need to learn in order to build reports and dashboards in a robust and scalable way:
- Data transformation
- Data modeling
- DAX calculations
- Data visualization
Picking a winner from such an impressive number of entries is not easy, but it has to be done. This is why we feel fortunate to have Tim Weinzapfel and Paul Gerber come on board as Judges. They are part of the Enterprise DNA experts, as well as winners from the previous rounds of challenges. We also had Helpers like Brian Julius, our Head of Content and Federico Pastor, our Head of Challenges.
Challenge 20 Winners
Without further ado, here are our winners for this challenge:
A huge congratulations to our Overall and Member Winner – Jose Antonio Fernandez Puga.
Kudos on a terrific job done by our Non-member winner – Camilo Corrales Gallo.
Let’s welcome our Newcomer Winner, Jocelyn Rivera!
The Out-of-the-box Thinker, our special award for the participant who dug deep into their analysis, goes to Jonathan van der Waard.
The Creative Head, our special award for the participant who brought extravagance into their report and analysis, goes to Jenelyn Rosales.
A big round of applause for all the Enterprise DNA Challenge 20 winners, and a great job done by all the participants! We can’t wait to see your submissions for the next challenge.
If you haven’t joined any of our challenges yet, take this as a sign for you to join Challenge 21 the moment its details are released.
See you next round,
Enterprise DNA Team