Data visualization expert and Information is Beautiful author David McCandless set the tone for an incredible last day at the PASS Business Analytics Conference Friday with his keynote (watch now), telling the crowd of data professionals to play with their data and showing them how to explore possibilities with examples of his own data visualizations: “You may have heard that data is the new oil, but perhaps data is the new soil, where you can get your hands dirty, build, and nurture” insights and understanding.

Day 2 featured 30 breakout sessions with the industry’s leading BA/BI experts, a buzzing Exhibit Hall, and a full schedule of MVPs and community leaders in the Community Zone, answering questions and sharing how to stay involved in the analytics community year-round. Catch up on Day 2 and full event recaps with these community blog posts and articles (and let us know if you have one to add).