This course is for anyone needing to understand what Looker is or trying to determine if Looker is a good choice for their company and worth committing resources to a free trial.
If you have a technical background then this will be a high level overview to determine if you want to dig deeper. If you do not have a technical background, it will help you understand why your tech people would like this solution.
This course came about because of several conversations I had over lunch with leaders I knew at companies in town. I have tried to keep at the same level as those conversations though out the course. It was hard to not get off track with all the cool features and go into the details, but overall I think I kept it at a level where it is short enough to be used for making a go/no go decision on committing resources to a month of validation with Looker.
I think you will be impressed with what Looker has created and I hope you enjoy the course.
This section is a screencast to show lookml in action, creating SQL on the fly while creating a look.
This section shows how Git is integrated seamlessly into Looker so that even people with no programming experience can check out, change, validate, commit and push code to production.
In this section you will see the flexibility of drilling in Looker and how it is done in Lookml.
This section explains what derived tables are in Looker and when you need to use them and cases when you should not use them.
Looker includes a good place for running normal SQL, in this section we will check it out.
This section is a collection of handy links to thinks I talked about earlier and to the Looker documentation.
Having implemented Looker at two different companies, I am very impressed with the efficiency Looker can provide by empowering the end user for self service reporting and analysis.
Before this, I did traditional Kimball style data warehouse and ETL development for more than ten years using both big name solutions and open source, and am excited with the changes that SaaS products have brought.
I have no affiliation with Looker other than being a satisfied customer.