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Speaking at DataGrillen 2019

DataGrillen 2019 logo showing a bratwurst on a database-shaped grill

On June 20-21, I will be enjoying bratwurst and beer in Lingen, Germany – while speaking at DataGrillen 2019!

I’m so happy and thankful to be a part of this event again. Last year, when it was called SQLGrillen, there were a total of 35 sessions. This year, the event has grown to 50 sessions over 2 days! More time to learn and network, yay :)

DataGrillen 2019 Schedule

I will be presenting my session Uhms and Bunny Hands: Tips for Improving Your Presentation Skills on Friday, June 21st. This is a fun session to present, because I will show you all the presentation mistakes I’ve made over the years so you can learn what NOT to do :) I will also share tips on how to craft your session to help your attendees remember your key messages, how to prepare for demo failures and worst-case scenarios, and how to build confidence as a new speaker.

If you are looking for more technical sessions, check out the full schedule and speaker list. All I can say is: wow. That is one impressive line-up!

Newcomer Track at DataGrillen 2019

Like last year, there is a dedicated Newcomer Track. Five speakers will get the chance to present at a conference for the first time! These are the newcomer speakers at DataGrillen 2019:

Each newcomer was assigned a mentor to help them prepare for their session. I have been helping my coworker Jeroen over the last few months, and it has been great following his journey and watch his session get better and better. He will be kicking off the Newcomer Track on Thursday, June 20th with Applying Agile in Business Intelligence. I’m more excited about his session than mine ;)

See you there?

While we are counting down the days, join the conversation on Twitter by following @DataGrillen and using the hashtag #DataGrillen. And if you are attending DataGrillen 2019, let me know so I can say hi! :)

About the Author

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

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Hi! This is Cathrine. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

Sounds like a great experience. I’ve done public speaking as a younger person, also some adjunct teaching at a local college in later years, but no matter how much I practice, no matter the years of experience, there is always at least one uhmm that manages to come out at just the wrong time. Sometimes I start with one uhmmm at the beginning on purpose just to remind myself that it can happen from time to time and relax.

Hi! This is Cathrine (again). Just a reminder. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

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