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#DataWeekender #TheSQL

event date

17 Oct 2020



Data Community Weekender is a free online conference running on Saturday October, 17 2020 for the Microsoft Data Platform Community.

Our main organization team consists of the six organizers below, with many volunteers involved. This is a non-profit event and we made a very clear decision to have no sponsors involved for this virtual event.

We want to make it clear that we have zero budget to pay for any speakers. All of us involved with the event are doing this in our own free time and we expect our speakers to speak for free just like at other community events

Our event organizers are below, and we can all be found on social media in various places. In addition, we have a meetup page where you can send any of us a message directly.

    Kevin Chant
    Gethyn Ellis
    Ásgeir Gunnarsson
    Mark Hayes
    Damir Matešić
    Magnus Ahlkvist

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

24 Aug 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

25 Sep 2020

This event is in UTC+01:00 - Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

We are issuing a call for community speakers around the world who would like to present a session at our event.

We are interested in sessions across the spectrum of the Microsoft Data Platform whether its BI, Analytics, Database administration, Cloud or something else we want to hear from you.

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253 submissions
Submitted sessions
Kendra Little
  • Git for DBAs: A Simple Intro
Gilbert Quevauvilliers
  • Introduction into Power BI Premium & Power BI Premium Per User
  • How Tabular Editor & how it can save you hours in Power BI
Erin Stellato
  • Extending Your Use of Extended Events
  • Query Store Best Practices
  • Why You Need Query Store
Drew Skwiers-Koballa
  • Azure Data Studio Extension Development
Ferenc Csonka
  • The Ultimate Van Arcade Game using Power Platform
  • Power BI Incremental Refresh for Datasets and Dataflows - from Rookie to Pro
Jess Pomfret
  • Get your SQL Server estate back in shape with PowerShell
Aravind L
  • SQL Server best practices assessment techniques
Ben Watt
  • Power Automate your way to Cognitive Services and Power BI
  • Evolving your Power BI Architecture using Dataflows and Shared Datasets
Thomas Hütter
  • A refresher on geospatial data in SQL Server
Stuart Moore
  • SQL Server Secure Development Patterns
  • Data messaging between cloud apps and platforms with Azure Service Bus and Logic Apps
  • Slacking for the DBA
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John Mccormack
  • The Zero Budget DBA | SQL Community has got your back
Robert French
  • Maps with Power BI the easy way
Zoran Barac
  • How to Choose the Optimal VM Size and Storage Configuration for your SQL Server on Azure VM (IaaS)
  • Migration path from SQL Server Instance on Azure VM (IaaS) towards Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS)
Neil Hambly
  • SAy our Security Right (or Not)
  • Performance Troubleshooting Using DMVS
  • Azure Notebooks - Data Science fundamentals
  • Azure Database Virtual Network Strategy
Laura Graham-Brown
  • Power Query is taking over
  • Friendship between Power BI and Power Apps
  • Brilliant Power BI Report. Can I print it?
Thimantha Vidanagamage
  • Power BI: Utilizing Large Scale Semantic Models in Service
  • Power BI: Let's Get Started on an Analytics Platform
  • Azure Data Factory: No-code Data Preparation in a Modern Data Warehouse
  • Azure Analysis Services: Shifting to an Effective Semantic Model
Martin Catherall
  • Azure Storage - The ins and outs
  • JSON for the SQL Server Professional.
  • T-SQL Window Functions
Dustin Dorsey
  • How to Budget for a Azure Migration
  • Optimizing Azure Databases for Cost Control
  • Knowing and Controlling Your Azure Spend
Barney Lawrence
  • T-SQL - Beyond the Basics
  • DAX Explained Through Dance, Memes and Dad Jokes
Marco Obinu
  • Myth-busting Azure SQL VMs
  • What's new on Azure IaaS for SQL Server
Indira Bandari
  • 5 Power Query tips that will improve your productivity
Medha Bandari
  • Best Practices in Data Visualisation
Dash D
  • Spark ETL To Derive Sales Insights on Azure HDInsight And Power BI
Mikey Bronowski
  • An introduction to the ImportExcel PowerShell module
Alexander Arvidsson
  • Cats, Candy and CXPACKET - an Introduction to Parallelism
  • Talking to Myself(?) - Lessons Learned From Presenting Online
  • Staring Into the Abyss - Azure Networking 101 for Azure SQL Server DBAs
  • The Untruthful Art - Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
  • Azure machine learning for the absolute beginner
  • Building an Empire - Implementing Power BI Step by Step
Heini Ilmarinen
  • Azure AD for the Azure Data Services
  • Diving Through Azure Data Lake Storage in 10 Minutes
  • My Leap to the Unknown - Lessons Learned for Professional Development
  • Adapting Big Data Architecture Patterns for Real-world Scenarios
  • The Ultimate Jigsaw - Architecting Azure Synapse Analytics
Joe Karlsson
  • Save The World And Money with Data Lake's
  • From SQL to NoSQL: A Gentle Introduction For Devs
  • MongoDB Schema Design Best Practices
Manpreet Singh
  • Let's Develop Power Apps & Power Automate/Flows on Office 365 from scratch
Angela Henry
  • Identifying and Preventing Unauthorized Power BI Gateways
  • Data Types Do Matter
  • Profiling Your Data
  • Getting Started With Data Modeling
Cédric Charlier
  • Azure databricks: brick by brick for the data engineer
  • Your data are in the cloud? Move to the Cosmos
  • Building a data connector for Power BI
Dean Savović
  • SQL Server Intelligent Query Processing
  • Bulk Load and Minimal Logging
Just Blindbæk
  • Paginated Reports in Power BI
  • Power BI: From Self-Service to Enterprise
  • The traditional modern Data Warehouse
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to navigating Power BI
Jovan Popovic
  • Analyze Azure data using T-SQL and Synapse SQL serverless pool
Elkhan Yusubov
  • Is my SQL DBA job dead or how to upskill with Azure Data Engineering certification?
  • Sharing story of a cosmic journey with Cosmos DB
Scott Asai
  • Soft Skills Get Hard Results
Jon Schwabish, Alice Feng
  • Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualization
Aroh Shukla
  • How to use Power BI Streaming Datasets in your Power Automate & Cognitive Services
  • AI in Power BI
John Deardurff
  • SQL Server Dynamic Data Masking
  • SQL Server Row-Level Security
  • Introduction to Query Store
Luis Beltran
  • Using your database for Machine Learning with ML.NET
Gaston Cruz
  • Intro to Enterprise Modeling with Power BI XMLA Endpoints
  • Starting with XMLA endpoints in Power BI
Ameena Lalani
  • Meet Azure SQL Family
Mohammad Darab
  • Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner
  • Level Up Your Career with Kubernetes
Priscilla Camp
  • Power BI Pointers
  • An Introduction to Power BI
Hasan Savran
  • How to use Geospatial Data in SQL Server
  • Unexplored Features of SQL Server
  • How does Azure Cosmos DB work under the hood?
Christopher Unwin
  • End-to-End (Open Source) SQL Server Change Management with dbaclone and Flyway
  • Data Protection Legislation in 10
  • The Language We Use With Ourselves
John Miner
  • Don't Lose Your Integrity
  • Full Text Indexing Basics
  • Azure Data Factory Design Patterns
  • Audit and Prevent unwanted SQL Server Tables changes
  • “The search for Spark within the modern data platform.”
Rishi Sapra
  • Three modes of dataflows
  • Internal & External Sharing in Power BI
  • The Incidental Business Analyst (BA) – Designing a Finance Power BI Data Model to Tell a Story
  • Tips and Tricks for working with Finance data in Power BI
Bob Duffy
  • Hybrid Power BI With the on Premise Data Gateway
  • Financial Modelling with Power BI
Deborah Melkin
  • Beyond the Basic SELECT
  • Back to the Basics: T-SQL 101
  • A Practical Starter Guide to SQL Notebooks
Craig Porteous
  • DIY ETL with Power Automate, Azure Functions and more
  • The PowerShell Standards Agency - 10 PowerShell tips in 10 mins
  • Supercharge your Reporting Services: An essential toolkit
Amit Bansal
  • 6 Query Tuning Techniques That Will Solve 75% Of Your Performance Problems
  • Best Practices & Being Productive with Extended Events
  • SQL Server Internals & Architecture – vCurrent
Marco Dal Pino
  • A journey from the Cloud to the Edge and back.
Guy Glantser
  • Working with Very Large Tables Like a Pro in SQL Server 2019
  • The Complete Guide to Temporary Tables and Table Variables
  • SQL Server Setup Best Practices
  • Monitoring Page Splits in SQL Server
  • Modernizing Your Data Platform
  • How to Use Parameters Like a Pro and Boost Performance
  • Extended Events to the Rescue
  • Advanced Query Tuning Techniques
John Martin
  • SQL Server and Network Security
  • SQL Server DevOps with PowerShell DSC
  • Getting Started with SQL Server 2019 and Polybase
  • An Introduction to Terraform, Infrastructure as Code
Jayakumar Balasubramaniam
  • Implement Data security in Azure SQL with Azure KeyVaults and Always Encrypted approach
Chan Ming Man
  • Blazor WebAssembly Web UI with C# and SQL Azure
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz
  • How to get the most from Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Database - Lessons learned from the trenches
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz, Juan Moreno Romo
  • Monitoring SQL Server: from on-premises to Azure
  • Attention Contention!!!
Sanil Mhatre
  • Text Mining & Sentiment Analysis made easy
Ben Miller
  • Adding PowerShell to your DBA toolbox
Mike Nelson
  • Extending Azure Data Studio with PowerShell
Jan Pieter Posthuma
  • Manage your Power BI resources with the Power BI CLI
Dennes Torres
  • Advanced ETL with Power Query
  • SQL Server in the Cloud: The available options
  • Self-Service ETL: The PowerBI Data Flows
  • Why Synapse Analytics is beyond Azure SQL Datawarehouse
Gianluca Sartori
  • Benchmarking in the cloud
  • Baking Extended Events recipes without breaking a sweat
Deepthi Goguri
  • Understanding the Statistics in SQL Server
  • SQL Engine: Its Working Style
Glenn Berry
  • Building a Home Computer Lab
  • Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
  • Dr. DMV's Troubleshooting Toolkit
Sander Stad
  • Start To See With tSQLt
Ronen Ariely
  • SQL Server Internals - Binary (Stored) format of data types
  • Choices, choices: Using Unicode in Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure SQL family - choosing the service suits you best.
  • Unstructured Data in Structured databases - practical tricks
Taiob Ali
  • Extended Event - How to collect the first 10 or every 4th event ?
  • Think like the Cardinality Estimator
  • New features in Management Studio — Performance Troubleshooting made easier!
  • Azure SQL Database-How to keep your business running when disaster strikes?
  • Azure SQL Database - Where is my SQL Agent?
  • The magnificent seven - Intelligent Query Processing in SQL Server
Erland Sommarskog
  • Looping Abreast
  • Dynamic Search Conditions
  • Don't Bite Off More You Can Chew - Take it in Chunks
  • Don't Use Cursors or Why You Maybe Should Use a Cursor After All
  • Error and Transaction Handling in SQL Server
Torsten Strauß
  • Automatic Query Tuning in Microsoft SQL Server - Plan Correction
  • Detect Plan Regression with Query Store
  • Hash and non-clustered in-memory OLTP indexes
  • Delayed durability and minimally logged operations
Chris Adkin
  • Big Data Clusters from Bare Metal To Kubernetes
Ahmad Osama
  • Take me to the clouds above - The journey from on-prem SSIS to Azure Data Factory
  • Azure SQL Database Administration for the on-prem DBA
Kathrin Borchert
  • Power BI Governance - Pro Trial or no Pro Trial
Shabnam Watson
  • Aggregations in Power BI
Ron Verhoeven
  • How To Build Your Ultimate Power BI Data Model!
Kevin Wilkie
  • Even VIEWs can be sexy
  • The Function of Windowing Functions
Damian Widera
  • Data Science for everybody. Beware of what you are eating
  • Quantum computing explained with demos!
Antonio José Soto Rodriguez
  • Interpretability of Machine Learning Models using Python and Microsoft InterpretML
  • RFM NAV Customer Classification with Python and Azure Functions
  • The Data Lab: Filling the gap between Strategy and Data.
Alessandro Alpi
  • SQL Wars, the attack of the Clones
Angela Ross Innes
  • SQL Server Partitioning: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
  • Fun With DMVs
Mike Byrd
  • How Bad Are Bad Page Splits
  • Climbing the SQL Server Index B-Tree
Martin Guth
  • Relaxed Releases with DB-Workload-Tests
Hasham Niaz
  • Power BI – RLS Security & Data Governance
  • Power BI - RLS Security Advanced Implementation
  • Power BI for Sales Managers
  • Power BI for HR Professionals
David Rice
  • Don't cook your data warehouse with rotten ingredients!
Rob Sewell
  • Creating Azure SQL Database Users Programmatically with a Service Principal using Azure DevOps
Uwe Ricken
  • User Definied Functions – From SQL 2000 – SQL 2019
  • Simplify data management with partitioning
  • Introduction to partitioning
  • Database Scoped Configuration - Server Settings
Ramesh Satya
  • Understanding NULLs in SQL Server
  • SQL Server Indexes - Back To The Basics
Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman
  • The Azure IaaS DBA, aka "I have Control Issues"
Erwin de Kreuk
  • Azure Key Vault, Azure Dev Ops and Data Factory how do these Azure Services work perfectly together!
  • Help, I need to migrate my On Premise Database to Azure, which Database Tier do I have to choose fro
  • Is there a way that we can build our Azure Data Factory all with parameters based on MetaData?
Eitan Blumin
  • SSDT Methodology & Features for SQL Server DevOps
  • Development Lifecycle Basics for DBAs
  • How to HADR Your SQL Jobs
  • Dynamic Search Queries in T-SQL - The Ninja way
Emanuele Meazzo
  • The SQL Server Diagnostic (Jupyter) Book
  • How to use the Cloud for Data (and actually save money)
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen
  • Introduction to Numeric Calculations in DAX
  • Model Your Data Like a Star in Power BI
  • Self-Service AI with Power BI
  • Correlation Analysis in Power BI Desktop
  • From Power BI to Power AI – Enrich your Business Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence
  • Do You Speak English? Localized Reports with Power BI
  • A Game of Hierarchies: Advanced Graph Algorithms in T-SQL
Thomas Martens
  • Power BI Workspaces - More than the obvious
  • Power BI - The Admin Portal
  • DAX Pop Quiz
  • Power BI Adoption - Make Power BI the go-to analytical tool
Joe Griffin
  • An Obsessive SQL Fan's Introduction to the Power Platform
Javier Villegas
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server environments using Free community tools
  • The evolution of SQL Server as a Service - Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
  • Introduction to Azure SQL
  • SQL Server 2019 New features
  • Introduction to Azure SQL
Andy Yun
  • Everybody Has a Story to Tell: Developing Your First Presentation
  • Uncovering Duplicate, Redundant, & Missing Indexes
  • Advanced Plan Explorer Usage for Tuning Execution Plans
  • How Intelligent Query Processing improves T-SQL performance
Andy Cutler
  • Building a Dimensional Model using Delta Lake in Azure
Josef Richberg
  • Azure Events: Hands-off automation
Gonzalo Bissio
  • Azure Sql DB Managed instance, a different sql server?
David Patrick
  • 3 Ways for Getting Data from SharePoint : SSIS, Excel and Access
Aaron Perrott
  • Why we need to think about exposing BI data via Teams and Yammer
Asanka Padmakumara
  • Data Engineering with Azure Databricks
  • Introduction to cloud data warehousing with Snowflake
Shane Welgama
  • The T-SQL Toolbox for Data Analytics
Chandeep Chhabra
  • 7 Common Mistakes in DAX
Nicky van Vroenhoven
  • A Form, a Flow and a Power BI Streaming Dataset Walk Into a Bar
  • Query Folding in Power BI
  • Power Platform Better Together: Create a Scoring App with a Live Dashboard
Cláudio Silva
  • dbatools' recipes for Data Professionals
Marc Lelijveld
  • Use parameters to add extra flexibility to your Power BI content
  • External tools for Power BI, how to create them!
  • Drive a data culture in your organization
Milos Radivojevic
  • What Application Developers Should Know About SQL Server?
Reitse Eskens
  • What they should have told me about being a DBA
Nikola Ilic
  • From XL to S - Reduce your Power BI model size by 90%!