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Speaking at DATA:Scotland 2019

On Friday, September 13th, I will be speaking at DATA:Scotland 2019. And not just once, but twice, yay :D

I had the pleasure of speaking and volunteering at last year’s event (when it was called SQLGLA) and I’m so happy that I get to go back this year! The organizers have done a fantastic job of making this a fun, inclusive event. They are both supporting newcomer speakers and have a strong focus on building their local community. Woop woop! And if one event wasn’t enough, they are also running two fringe events on AI and Data Modernization. How cool is that! And the best part? It’s all free :)

DATA:Scotland 2019 Schedule

This year, I will be presenting two sessions!

The first is my Pipelines and Packages: Introduction to Azure Data Factory session. It’s… well, it’s exactly what it sounds like! You can read the abstract below.

The other is a new session called Improving Your Presentation Skills – Practical Examples by Two Very Different Speakers. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN! The one and only Alexander Arvidsson (@arcticdba) has agreed to participate in this experiment with me, yay :D We both love presenting and we have both delivered sessions on presentation skills, but we have very different styles and personalities. In this session, we will be sharing our top tips and showing a few different ways of doing things.

We’re super excited!

SUPER EXCITED!!! :D

If Azure Data Factory or speaking is not your thing, check out the full schedule. There are so many great sessions this year!

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Speaking at Data Soup Virtual Summit

On August 14th, I will be speaking at the very first Data Soup Virtual Summit! This is a brand new, virtual conference organized by the wonderful Data Driven duo Frank La Vigne (@Tableteer) and Andy Leonard (@AndyLeonard).

Data Soup Virtual Summit Schedule

I will be presenting a new session called Understanding Azure Data Factory: The What, When, and Why. This is an overview session, focused on how Azure Data Factory can fit into larger Business Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning projects. We will look at some cool features in Azure Data Factory, but we will not be diving deep into the technology itself. (If you are more interested in that, check out my Azure Data Factory Deep Dives instead.)

I’m also very much looking forward to attending the other sessions scheduled at this Data Soup Virtual Summit:

Check out the full schedule here :)

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Speaking at SQLSaturday Oslo 2019

Register for SQLSaturday Oslo 2019 now!

SQLSaturday Oslo 2019 is just around the corner! In exactly one month from now, on August 29th, I will be delivering an Azure Data Factory precon. Two days after that, on August 31st, I will be delivering an Azure Data Factory session. It’s going to be a long but absolutely awesome weekend! This is our sixth SQLSaturday in Oslo, and it will be bigger and better than ever :)

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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!

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Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS: Past Learnings and Future Visions

24 Hours of PASS: Past Learnings and Future Visions

PASS turns 20 this April! To celebrate 20 years of educating data professionals, they are organizing a 24 Hours of PASS with the theme Past Learnings and Future Visions. From April 3-4, you can watch 24 free webinars back-to-back. If you can’t attend all 24 webinars live (who can!?), they will all be recorded. Woohoo!

I’m presenting a brand new session called Pipelines and Packages: Introduction to Azure Data Factory. If Azure Data Factory is not really your thing, don’t worry! You can choose from 23 other topics, including SQL Server, Power BI, AI, Containers, and even Professional Development.

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