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Speaking and Volunteering at SQLBits 2018

Cathrine Wilhelmsen Speaking at SQLBits 2018

It’s that time of year again… The largest, coolest, geekiest, most awesome party of the year is just around the corner! Oh, and there’s this conference attached to the party as well. SQLBits 2018: Magic Edition. You may have heard of it? :D

SQLBits is the largest SQL Server and Microsoft Data Platform conference in Europe. It has 4 days of training and over 170 sessions by both the Microsoft Product Group and community speakers. It’s a professional conference in all ways, and it’s organized entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers. That’s right, it’s a pure community event, and it’s fantastic.

I was a speaker and volunteer at SQLBits 2015 (Superhero Edition), a precon speaker at SQLBits 2016 (Space Edition), a PASS representative at SQLBits 2017 (Disco Edition), and I’m very happy to go back to where I started as a speaker and volunteer at SQLBits 2018 (Magic Edition). I was actually really bummed when I wasn’t a volunteer, it’s so much fun helping out to make it a smooth conference for attendees and getting to know all the other wonderful volunteers. This year, I’m back! Yay :)

Speaking at SQLBits 2018

This year, I will present my Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques session on the free community day on Saturday, February 24th. Attendees should have basic knowledge of Biml and ideally have some hands-on experience creating Biml solutions, as I will jump right into techniques for optimizing your code.

It’s a niche topic, but I’m very much looking forward to presenting this session. I have been working all winter on updating my slide deck, making my demos easier to follow along with, and having a better flow throughout my session. I still have a lot of rehearsing to do, but I will do my absolute best. And, you know, if I completely fail and mess up it will only be recorded for everyone to use as a how-not-to-present, and I get a chance to write about what I learned. So it’s a win-win situation, really ;)

Hope to see you in London in February! :)

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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