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Presenting a Webinar for the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter

PASS Women in Technology Virtual ChapterYay! On Tuesday, April 12th, I will present my Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer session for the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Chapter. The webinar starts at 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST and you can register for it here :)

Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer

This session is a journey through some of my “Oh wow! Why did I not know this yesterday!?” moments. (Some of them are also known as my “Ooops!” moments.) I will talk about a variety of topics, including SSMS features, tools for query analysis and tuning, free tools and scripts, Biml for SSIS and even a couple of things I used to think were only useful for those scary DBAs. There was a time when these things were completely unknown to me, and I hope that I can help other accidental Data Warehouse developers so they won’t have to spend years discovering these things one by one.

This is the first time I’m presenting this session as a webinar, so I’m currently tweaking my slide deck while re-reading my own lessons learned about presenting webinars. I usually have a rather fast-paced presentation style, but that just doesn’t work as well in a webinar with lag. I also want to make sure that everything is easy to understand without me having to explain it with gestures.

(I will still be sitting alone in a room, gesturing wildly to my computer, but I promise to make my slide deck as informative as possible as well ;) )

My session is definitely not only for women, so why am I presenting for the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter?

Women in Technology in the SQL Server Community

Women in TechnologyI’m very thankful to be a part of the SQL Server community, also known as the #SQLFamily. It’s such a unique community where people willingly share knowledge and support each other, and I’m fortunate to know many talented women that I admire and look up to. They are not just talking about Women in Technology. They are Women in Technology. They blog, teach, speak, volunteer and organize – true role models.

I believe that one of the best ways to inspire girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is to be visible, talk about and show all the cool things we work with. Maybe it can even inspire those who are already working in STEM to share their knowledge with the world. I’m happy that the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Chapter is a place for discussing today’s challenges and focusing on technology. Just take a look at the great upcoming webinars!

You can join the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Chapter and subscribe to their newsletter, read the old editions in the newsletter archive, and get the latest news on Twitter: @PASS_WIT. And if you want to join the SQLWIT Slack channel, just let me know and I will send you an invitation :)

Who is Cathrine Wilhelmsen?

Cathrine is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, author, speaker, blogger and chronic volunteer who loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She works as a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant in Inmeta, focusing on Azure and the Microsoft Data Platform. She loves sci-fi, chocolate, coffee, craft beers, ciders, cat gifs and smilies :)


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