About Cathrine

Cathrine WilhelmsenHi! I’m Cathrine. I work as a consultant, technical architect and developer, focusing on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects. Outside of work I’m active in the SQL Server and Biml communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero, author, speaker, blogger and chronic volunteer. I’m a past board member of Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway and past main organizer of SQLSaturday Oslo.

My love for puzzles and technical challenges made me learn HTML and CSS when I was 10 years old, which led to a bachelor in programming and eventually a career within IT. I mainly work with SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), Biml (Business Intelligence Markup Language) and T-SQL development.

My geeky side is passionate about development and programming, loves sci-fi and fantasy, and decided a gigantic canvas painting of Heath Ledger as The Joker is the perfect main feature of a living room. My girly side loves design and typography, ciders and chocolate, spends too much time laughing at cat gifs, and uses way too many smilies :)

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You can find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, SlideShare, Instagram, YouTube and Amazon – or you can contact me directly.

Community Activities

I’m a very proud and honored Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, Friend of Redgate, Idera SQL Superstar, PASS Outstanding Volunteer, winner of the 2014 Tribal Award for Best New Community Voice and 356labs.com Rock Star Presenter.

I’m also proud to have been a board member of Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway from 2014-2017, and the main organizer of SQLSaturday #317 Oslo 2014, SQLSaturday #414 Oslo 2015 and SQLSaturday #532 Oslo 2016.

Speaking and Chatting

You can find all my upcoming and past speaking engagements on the speaking page. It includes links to resources such as video recordings, slide decks and demo files :)

2017-09-25: Cathrine at Microsoft Ignite 2017
2016-06-29: Presentation Design in the World of IT (Chat with Boris Hristov)
2016-01-12: GALs show on Channel9: Episode 12 (Interview with fellow MVPs Laura Rogers and Nathalie Belval)
2015-11-18: SQL Data Partners Podcast Episode 18 (Podcast about Biml with Bill Fellows)
2014-12-18: SQLHangout #26 (Biml)
2014-06-25: SQLHangout #22 (Biml)


2017-09-25: Microsoft Ignite (Community Reporter)
2017-09-02: SQLSaturday #667 Oslo, Norway (PASS Representative)
2017-04-05: SQLBits 2017 (PASS Representative)
2017-03-11: SQLSaturday #600 Chicago, Illinois, USA (PASS Representative)
2017-02-25: SQLSaturday #596 Denver BI Edition, Colorado, USA (PASS Representative)
2017-02-18: SQLSaturday #586 Guatemala (PASS Representative)
2017-01-20: SQLSaturday #579 Vienna, Austria (PASS Representative)
2016-09-03: SQLSaturday #532 Oslo, Norway (Main Organizer)
2016-03-10: Live Viewing Event: Data Driven (Co-organizer)
2016-02-10: PASS Summit 2016 (Program Committee Volunteer)
2016-01-01: Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway 2016 (Board Member)
2015-10-27: PASS Summit 2015 (Summit and Community Zone Volunteer)
2015-08-29: SQLSaturday #414 Oslo, Norway (Main Organizer)
2015-03-12: PASS Summit 2015 (Program Committee Volunteer)
2015-03-05: SQLBits XIV (Volunteer)
2015-01-01: SQL Server User Group Norway 2015 (Board Member)
2014-11-04: PASS Summit 2014 (Summit and Community Zone Volunteer)
2014-11-01: SQLSaturday #337 Portland, Oregon, USA (Volunteer)
2014-09-09: 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview (Moderator)
2014-08-30: SQLSaturday #317 Oslo, Norway (Main Organizer)
2014-03-29: SQLSaturday #275 Copenhagen, Denmark (Volunteer)
2014-03-27: SQL Server 2014 Launch Event, Oslo, Norway (SQL Server User Group Representative)
2014-02-22: SQLSaturday #273 Tampa, USA (Volunteer)
2014-01-01: SQL Server User Group Norway 2014 (Board Member)

Honored and Proud

Cathrine Wilhelmsen: Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Cathrine Wilhelmsen: BimlHero Certified Expert

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