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Presenting Three Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2019

From November 4-8, I will be at Microsoft Ignite 2019, yay :) This year, I’m presenting three sessions! One breakout session and one theater session on Azure Data Factory (ADF), as well as one Diversity and Inclusion breakout session on personal branding.

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Sessions

Cathrine Wilhelmsen is speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Building Dynamic Data Pipelines in Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory Pipeline

Session code: BRK2103
Session type: Breakout (45 minutes)
Date and time: Monday, November 4th from 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

You already know how to build, orchestrate, and monitor data pipelines in Azure Data Factory (ADF). But how do you go from basic, hardcoded data pipelines to making your solution dynamic and reusable?

In this session, we dive straight into some of the more advanced features of Azure Data Factory. How do you parameterize your linked services, datasets, and pipelines? What is the difference between parameters and variables, and when should you use them? And how do the expression language and built-in functions really work?

We answer these questions by going through an existing solution step-by-step and gradually making it dynamic and reusable. Along the way, we cover best practices and lessons learned.

Lessons Learned: Understanding Azure Data Factory Pricing

Azure Data Factory

Session code: THR1021
Session type: Theater (20 minutes)
Date and time: Wednesday, November 6th from 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

Azure Data Factory pricing is easy, right? No upfront costs. Pay only for what you use. It’s a wonderful world for developers. Just a few clicks and your solution is ready for production!

But what do you present to management when they ask for cost estimates? “I guess we just have to wait for the next bill” is rarely an acceptable answer. It is definitely not an acceptable answer if that bill turns out to be unexpectedly high.

Bring your calculator! In this session, we go through some common ETL patterns to explain the Azure Data Factory pricing model. Once we have our monthly estimates, we discuss which patterns are good candidates – and which patterns you probably want to rethink before deploying to production.

Empower Yourself through Personal Branding: How a Shy Introvert turned Awkwardness into Confidence

Session code: BRK1061
Session type: Breakout (45 minutes)
Date and time: Thursday, November 7th from 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

How do you want the world to see you? ​Through personal branding, you have the power to define just that. Tell the world who you are instead of letting them fill in the blanks where the information is missing. ​ Whether your goals are finding a new job, getting recognized for your technical skills, or becoming a world-famous author, investing in your personal brand is the first step in setting yourself up for success.

​Cathrine Wilhelmsen went from being a shy introvert who always felt socially awkward, to becoming a Microsoft MVP with the confidence to start speaking internationally. Join her as she shares how she built her personal brand over several years – and redefined herself in the process.

See you in Orlando?

Microsoft Ignite 2019 is completely sold out, but you can still participate online! Check the Microsoft Ignite website closer to the event for information about the live streams of the keynotes and sessions :)

If you are attending Microsoft Ignite 2019 and want to meet up for a chat or a coffee, let me know! Contact me through my contact form, on Twitter @cathrinew, or through MyIgnite.

Hope to see you in Orlando! Yay :)

About the Author

Cathrine Wilhelmsen is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, international speaker, author, blogger, and chronic volunteer. She loves data and coding, as well as teaching and sharing knowledge - oh, and sci-fi, chocolate, coffee, and cats :)


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!


Will miss you in Seattle though.

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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