Speaking

On this page you will find all my upcoming and past speaking engagements, with links to resources such as video recordings, slide decks and demo files. My speaker bio and speaking topics is at the bottom of this page, if needed.

When I’m not speaking myself, I do my best to give back and pay it forward by supporting and encouraging new speakers. In 2018, I joined the Speaking Mentor network as a mentor. If you want to start speaking, or you are looking for help with anything related to speaking, please reach out to me or any of the other amazing mentors who are offering to help :)
 

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

June 22nd, 2018: SQLGrillen 2018 (Lingen, Germany)
Biml Tips and Tricks: Not just for SSIS packages!

September 1st, 2018: SQLSaturday #746 Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development

September 14th, 2018: SQLGLA 2018 (Glasgow, Scotland)
Tools and Tips for Data Warehouse Developers

Would you like me to speak at your user group or event? Contact me :)
 

Past Speaking Engagements

May 16th, 2018: SQLDay (Wrocław, Poland)
Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

May 12th, 2018: SQLSaturday #735 Finland (Helsinki, Finland)
Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

April 18th, 2018: Malibu SQL Server User Group (Remote)
Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

April 9th, 2018: Capital Area SQL Server User Group (Remote)
Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

March 17th, 2018: DataDriven: *DataPoint* Andy Chats with the Cathrine Wilhelmsen
Podcast with Andy Leonard (@AndyLeonard)
Podcast

March 17th, 2018: SQLSaturday #719 Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

March 16th, 2018: SQLSaturday #719 Chicago Precon (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Level Up! From Basic Biml to Data Warehouse Automation

February 24th, 2018: SQLBits 2018 (London, UK)
Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Video | Slide Deck | Demo Files

February 14th, 2018: SQLPlayer: Ask SQLFamily Episode 007
Podcast with Kamil Nowinski (@NowinskiK)
Podcast

January 13th, 2018: SQLSaturday #698 Nashville (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

January 12th, 2018: SQLSaturday #698 Nashville Precon (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Real-World ETL Design Patterns using SSIS and Biml – with Jason Horner (@jasonhorner)

December 9th, 2017: SQLSaturday #687 Slovenia (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Tools and Tips For Data Warehouse Developers
Slide Deck | Resources

November 18th, 2017: SQLSaturday #668 Tallinn (Tallinn, Estonia)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

November 2nd, 2017: PASS Summit 2017 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer

October 19th, 2017: Denver SQL Server User Group (Denver, Colorado, USA)
There’s a shortcut for that! – SSMS Tips and Tricks
Slide Deck

October 17th, 2017: Edmonton PASS (Remote)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

September 25th-29th, 2017: Microsoft Ignite (Orlando, Florida, US)
Community Reporter
Videos

September 16th, 2017: SQLSaturday #673 Denver (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

August 26th, 2017: SQLSaturday #635 Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

July 20th, 2017: 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview
Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
Slide Deck | Resources

July 19th, 2017: Webinar with Varigence
What’s new in BimlExpress 2017?
Video

March 28th, 2017: Malta Microsoft Data Platform User Group (Remote)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

October 25th-28th, 2016: PASS Summit 2016 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Biml for Beginners: Speed Up Your SSIS Development
Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer
Lightning Talk: 5 Ways to Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer

October 1st, 2016: SQLSaturday #557 Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Level up your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

September 26th-30th, 2016: Microsoft Ignite (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Avoid repeating yourself – an Introduction to Agile SSIS Development
Hubtalk: Automate Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence development

September 3rd, 2016: SQLSaturday #532 Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Level up your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

August 27th, 2016: SQLSaturday #536 Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
Slide Deck | Resources

August 15th, 2016: Biml Academy 2 (Webinar)
Lesson 5: Importing source metadata into Biml
Video | Slide Deck

July 23rd, 2016: SQLSaturday #540 Sacramento (Sacramento, California, USA)
Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
Slide Deck | Resources

June 29th, 2016: Presentation Design in the World of IT
Chat with Boris Hristov (@brshristov), the founder of 356labs.com
Video

June 18th, 2016: SQLSaturday #516 Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

June 9th, 2016: BIG PASS Community User Group (Remote)
Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development
Demo Files

May 21st, 2016: TUGA IT (Lisbon, Portugal)
Level up your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

May 18th, 2016: Microsoft NT Conference (Portorož, Slovenia)
Level up your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques
Slide Deck | Demo Files

May 7th, 2016: SQLBits XV (Liverpool, UK)
Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

May 4th, 2016: SQLBits XV Training Day (Liverpool, UK)
Learn Biml Today: Start Using It Tomorrow – with Scott Currie (@ScottCurrie)
Blog Post | Promo Video

April 12th, 2016: PASS Women in Technology Virtual Chapter (Webinar)
Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
Video | Slide Deck | Resources

April 1st, 2016: SQLSaturday #494 Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

March 30th, 2016: Norwegian MVP News on Channel9: Episode 1
Interview about SQL Server 2016, Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway and SQLSaturday Oslo
Video

March 5th, 2016: SQLSaturday #484 Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Biml for Beginners: Speed up your SSIS development
Slide Deck | Demo Files

January 12th, 2016: GALs show on Channel9: Episode 12
Interview with fellow MVPs Laura Rogers (@WonderLaura) and Nathalie Belval (@nbelval)
Video

November 18th, 2015: SQL Data Partners Podcast Episode 18
Podcast about Biml with MVP Bill Fellows (@billinkc)
Podcast

October 28th, 2015: PASS Summit 2015 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Lightning Talk: Help! I’m Supposed to Present Now but My Computer Is Dead!
Video

October 24th, 2015: SQLSaturday #446 Oregon (Portland, Oregon, USA)
S.M.A.R.T. Biml: Standardize, Model, Automate, Reuse and Transform
Slide Deck | Demo Files

September 29th, 2015: SQL Server Days 2015 (Schelle, Belgium)
Don’t Repeat Yourself – Agile SSIS Development with Biml and BimlScript
Slide Deck | Demo Files

September 19th, 2015: SQLSaturday #413 Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Upgrading from SSIS Package Deployment to Project Deployment
Slide Deck

September 5th, 2015: SQLSaturday #433 Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Biml for Beginners: Generating SSIS packages with BimlScript
Slide Deck | Demo Files

June 25th, 2015: 24 Hours of PASS: Growing Our Community
Don’t Repeat Yourself – An Introduction to Agile SSIS Development
Video | Slide Deck | Demo Files

May 16th, 2015: SQLSaturday #369 Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal)
Tools and Tips: From accidental to efficient Data Warehouse developer
Slide Deck

April 25th, 2015: SQLSaturday #372 Exeter (Exeter, UK)
Biml for Beginners: Generating SSIS packages with BimlScript
Slide Deck | Demo Files

March 26th, 2015: Pragmatic Works Training on the T’s
Table Partitioning in SQL Server: A Magic Solution for Better Performance?
Video | Slide Deck

March 3rd, 2015: SQLBits XIV (London, UK)
Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
Video | Slide Deck | Resources

February 2nd, 2015: Deutsche SQL Server Konferenz 2015 (Darmstadt, Germany)
Generate SSIS packages automatically with Biml and BimlScript
Slide Deck | Demo Files

December 18th, 2014: SQLHangout #26
Biml in the Real World, v2!
Video

November 25th, 2014: The Code Pub Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Community

November 1st, 2014: SQLSaturday #337 Oregon (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Biml Lightning Talk

October 18th, 2014: SQLSaturday #341 Portugal (Porto, Portugal)
Generate SSIS packages automatically with Biml and BimlScript

August 30th, 2014: SQLSaturday #317 Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Generate SSIS packages automatically with Biml and BimlScript

June 25th, 2014: SQLHangout #22
Biml. An Intoduction.
Video

Volunteering

Outside of speaking, I also love volunteering and helping out where possible :)

2018-03-27: PASS Summit 2018 (Program Committee Volunteer)
2018-02-21: SQLBits 2018 (Helper)
2017-11-02: PASS Summit 2017 (PASS Representative)
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 (Helper)
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)

Speaker Bio: Cathrine Wilhelmsen

Cathrine WilhelmsenCathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She works as a consultant, technical architect and developer, focusing on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects. Her core skills are ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development, but she enjoys everything from programming to data visualization. Outside of work she’s active in the SQL Server and PASS communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, author, speaker, blogger, organizer and chronic volunteer.

Speaking Topics

I have several sessions ready to be presented, and they can all be tweaked from 45-75 minutes:

  • Biml for Beginners: Script and Automate SSIS Development (Introduction)
  • Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques (Intermediate / Advanced)
  • Tools and Tips for Data Warehouse Developers (Introduction)
  • Table Partitioning: A Magic Solution for Better Performance? (Introduction)
  • Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer (Professional Development)
  • Uhms and Bunny Hands: Avoid the Presentation Mistakes I Made (Professional Development)

I have one workshop ready to be presented, and it can be tweaked from 4-8 hours:

  • Level Up! From Basic Biml to Automated Data Warehouse Frameworks