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Speaking at dataMinds Connect 2019

On October 7-8, I will be at dataMinds Connect 2019! This will be the third and final event of my October mini-tour, after Techorama NL 2019 and Data Saturday Holland 2019. It’s going to be so much fun! :)

Logo for dataMinds Connect 2019

I just realized I haven’t been to Belgium since I spoke at SQL Server Days 2015. Wow! That was four years ago. Four. Wow. About time for a new visit, then! :D

On Monday, I will be delivering a full-day Azure Data Factory precon. Then, on Tuesday morning, I’m presenting a brand new session called Creating Visual Data Transformations in Azure Data Factory. An hour just about Data Flows, yeah! I’m looking forward to it, and I hope to see you there.

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Speaking at Data Saturday Holland 2019

Logo for Data Saturday Holland 2019

On October 4-5, I will be at Data Saturday Holland 2019! With 42 sessions and 600+ attendees, this is the event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals in Holland. Grab your ticket today and join us!

On Friday, I will be delivering a full-day Azure Data Factory precon. Then, on Saturday morning, I’m presenting a session called Building Dynamic Data Pipelines in Azure Data Factory. It will be a busy couple of days for me since I’m coming straight from Techorama NL 2019! But I’m very much looking forward to it :) Hope to see you there!

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Speaking at Techorama NL 2019

In just four weeks from now, I will be at Techorama NL 2019. Yay! :) This will be my first time attending Techorama, and I’m very excited to see what it’s like. It’s larger and broader than the data events I usually attend, so I’m looking forward to learning about new topics from speakers I have never seen live before.

Cathrine Wilhelmsen is proud to speak at Techorama NL 2019

Techorama NL 2019 Schedule

I will be presenting my Pipelines and Packages: Introduction to Azure Data Factory session on Wednesday, October 2nd from 8:45am – 9:45am. Join me if you want to learn the basics of Azure Data Factory :)

When I’m not presenting, I hope to attend as many of the other sessions as I can. And I do hope my data friends will forgive me for picking other types of sessions at this event ;) I don’t often go to events where I get to learn about accessibility, social engineering and CSS! :) These are the sessions I’m most looking forward to:

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Preparing for and Taking Microsoft Exam DP-201 (Designing an Azure Data Solution)

On January 31st, 2019, Microsoft released two new Azure Data exams: Implementing an Azure Data Solution (DP-200) and Designing an Azure Data Solution (DP-201). If you pass both of these exams, you become a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate. On June 17th, 2019, I passed DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution! Since I had previously passed the DP-200 exam, I also became a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate, yay :)

In this post, I share how I prepared for the exam and what my experience was like on the day of the exam.

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Speaking at DATA:Scotland 2019

On Friday, September 13th, I will be speaking at DATA:Scotland 2019. And not just once, but twice, yay :D

I had the pleasure of speaking and volunteering at last year’s event (when it was called SQLGLA) and I’m so happy that I get to go back this year! The organizers have done a fantastic job of making this a fun, inclusive event. They are both supporting newcomer speakers and have a strong focus on building their local community. Woop woop! And if one event wasn’t enough, they are also running two fringe events on AI and Data Modernization. How cool is that! And the best part? It’s all free :)

DATA:Scotland 2019 Schedule

This year, I will be presenting two sessions!

The first is my Pipelines and Packages: Introduction to Azure Data Factory session. It’s… well, it’s exactly what it sounds like! You can read the abstract below.

The other is a new session called Improving Your Presentation Skills – Practical Examples by Two Very Different Speakers. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN! The one and only Alexander Arvidsson (@arcticdba) has agreed to participate in this experiment with me, yay :D We both love presenting and we have both delivered sessions on presentation skills, but we have very different styles and personalities. In this session, we will be sharing our top tips and showing a few different ways of doing things.

We’re super excited!

SUPER EXCITED!!! :D

If Azure Data Factory or speaking is not your thing, check out the full schedule. There are so many great sessions this year!

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