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!
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!
PASS Deutschland is celebrating 15 years at SQLKonferenz 2019! I’m honored that I get to be part of it. From February 19-21, I will be hanging out in Darmstadt, Germany with Damon the Data Monster – and a couple hundred other old and new friends :)
I attended my first SQLKonferenz in 2015, and had an absolutely fantastic time. It was the first multi-day SQL Server conference I ever attended, and it was only my third time speaking! I was a nervous wreck :) But things went well, I made new friends, and I have wanted to go back ever since. This is finally the year! :D
On Thursday, December 6th, I will be presenting my session Deliver Your Modern Data Warehouse at Microsoft Tech Summit Oslo. Yay!
This is the first time I’m speaking at an official Microsoft event in my own country. And it’s not just in my country, it’s basically in my neighborhood! I live just 10 minutes away from the venue. I’m very excited about speaking, but I’m almost more excited that I could walk there if I wanted to, hahaha :)
Microsoft Tech Summit Oslo Agenda
Microsoft Tech Summit Oslo is a free, one-day event with over 15 sessions across three tracks: IT Management, Development, and Data & AI. Check out the full agenda and list of speakers for more details.
(And do you know who will be delivering the first keynote? Mark Souza (@mark_AzureCAT)! Mark will be in my neighborhood! So cool :D)
Deliver Your Modern Data Warehouse
I will present a 45-minute session called Deliver Your Modern Data Warehouse. My main focus will be on choosing the appropriate products and technologies for your project. There are so many options today that it can be a little overwhelming, and things are moving fast.
Do you need an Azure Data Lake? When should you use Azure Data Factory and when should you use Azure Databricks? What are the new Azure Data Factory Data Flows anyway? Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse always the best alternative? Do you even need a Data Warehouse or can you just use Power BI now?
My goal is to provide an overview of products and technologies, as well as plant some ideas on where to start and which questions to ask. I could probably talk about this for a day, but there is only so much I can cover in 45 minutes.
See you there?
I will be tweeting from the event using the hashtag #MSTechSummit. If you haven’t registered yet, go do it now. It’s free! Hope to see you there :)
But first: Thank you to everyone who attended my session at PASS Summit 2018, and a huge thank you to everyone who also spent time providing feedback! It is much appreciated and extremely important so we can learn and improve :)