Instructor: Randall Williams

Randall Williams
Biography: Randall finished his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2013 and joined Entrinsik shortly thereafter. During that time, he has provided clients with technical support, consulting, plugins, and training. He espcially enjoys face-to-face interaction through trainings and conferences.

Classes by this instructor


Informer 5 - Administration and System Setup
In this class, participants learn how to setup Informer including default settings, email setup, domain repository setup, user fields, codes, and much more. Prerequisites: Needs to have administrator or super-user access. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Advanced Flow Steps and Power Scripts
In this class, participants learn how to use Flow Steps and create advanced Power Scripts. Flow Steps allow participants to add new Fields and modify existing ones based on results from the Query or user input. Participants learn to create more advanced Power Scripts from what they learned in the JavaScript for Calculated Fields Class. This is a higher-level technical class directed at power users of Informer 5. Prerequisites: JavaScript For Calculated Fields class or experience with JavaScript programming specifically JavaScript Objects. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Wednesday, September 11, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Building Templates
In this class, participants will learn how to use the Templates feature in Informer 5. Templates allow participants to to create custom forms to output data. Participants will learn how to use Nunjucks to inject data into their HTML file for customized data output. This is a higher-level technical class directed at power users of Informer 5. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 3-hour class.
Tuesday, November 12, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Building Web Queries
In this class, participants will learn how to construct a call to a Web Datasource (for example a REST data provider) and interpret the response. Using JavaScript, learn how to format the response into a table and call for additional pages of data. Prerequisites: Advanced Flow Steps (or solid understanding of JavaScript and JSON) and knowledge of a REST-like data provider. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Wednesday, November 13, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Configuring Visuals and Reports
In this class, participants learn how to build content from Datasets. This includes how to configure the different types of visuals available in Informer 5 and how to create Dashboards, Comparison Boards, and Data Views reports from the content in Datasets. Attendees will not be building Datasets in the class. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 3-hour class.
Tuesday, October 15, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Designing Queries
In this course, participants learn how to design queries, including adding fields, criteria, and flow steps to create a Dataset or Ad hoc Query. Participants learn how to create Jobs to refresh Datasets and share content. This class is strictly for creating queries (Datasets and Ad hoc Queries). We will not be configuring visuals or reports.

Audience: Users who have access to creating Datasets and Ad-hoc Queries. These users should be familiar with the mappings and fields in the Datasource and have the role of Data Designer or above. All attendees will be given access to the sandbox to follow along and take part in the interactive exercises. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 4-hour class.
Tuesday, July 30, 2024, Entrinsik Online University

Informer 5 - Interacting with AI Assistants and Copilot
Informer's AI Assistants are intended to make it easier to understand data and get the answers that you need. See how best to utilize this rapidly-improving software by practicing prompt engineering, guiding the Assistant through multiple requests, and learning what Assistants are (and are not) good at doing. This class does not require any previous knowledge of AI. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 3-hour class.
Thursday, October 17, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Interacting with Query Results
In this course, participants learn how to interact with data, once access to the query and/or reports has been granted. This includes actions, filters, column formatting, visuals, and interacting with reports that have been shared with you (Dashboards, Comparison Boards, Data Views).

Audience: Users who have Datasets and/or reports shared to them. This class is strictly for interacting with pre-built Datasets and Reports. We will not be building Datasets in this class. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Thursday, August 1, 2024, Entrinsik Online University

Informer 5 - JavaScript for Calculated Fields
In this class participants learn basics of JavaScript to extend their reporting capabilities by adding Calculated Fields and Power Scripts. Calculated Fields use query data, literal values, or other data to do calculations but that is not all they do. They are very powerful and can make life much easier when generating Queries. This class helps participants understand how to write Calculated Fields using JavaScript. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 4-hour class.
Tuesday, September 10, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Query Performance & Scheduling
Discover methods to optimize Informer by choosing the best type of Query for a given use case, understanding the performance difference between Criteria and Filters, and pulling only the rows that have changed instead of a Datasource's entire historical record count. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Wednesday, July 31, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Server Administration
Learn to get the most out of your Informer server with performance tuning, security settings, and even clustering. While learning how the various components of Informer's server interact with each other can be beneficial for anyone, this class is geared towards those customers who host their own Informer and especially those who host Informer for others. Cloud customers will not have access to any of the settings covered in this training. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 3-hour class.
Thursday, July 11, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Understanding User Security
In this class, participants learn the intricacies of Informer 5 security and data governance. Learn the best practices of setting up security and understanding the difference between owning and sharing content. The focus is on setting up Teams, Users, Role Permissions, Mapping Sets, Sharing Datasources and Datasets. This class is geared toward Informer Administrators. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 2-hour class.
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, Entrinsik Online University
Informer 5 - Utilizing Informer's REST API Server
Learn how applications outside of Informer can interface with Informer directly, enabling automated tasks such as pushing data from a file, reading data directly, or even managing Users. The times for these classes are set for Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is a 3-hour class.
Thursday, November 14, 2024, Entrinsik Online University