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Data Saturday Croatia 2024

event date

8 Jun 2024


Hotel International Zagreb, Croatia

Data Saturday Croatia is a free, in person training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform.


This free event is organized by Damir Matešić, MVP & Dean Savović with the help of volunteers from the SQL Server User Group Croatia.

Event venue

The event will be in person, on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at the Hotel International, Miramarska Cesta 24, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Call for Speakers
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01 Oct 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

31 Dec 2023

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The event will be in person, on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at the Hotel International, Miramarska Cesta 24, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia. Please submit a session only if you plan to come to Croatia.


Any Microsoft Data Platform-related technical or non-technical subject


Session Length:

  • 60 minute - standard session
  • 120 minutes - extended, in deep session

Session Abstract: Please include a full description of what topics this session will cover, what the audience will learn, and which, if any, pre-requisites should be expected of attendees

Tracks: Please choose the track most appropriate to your session from among: Administration, BI & Analytics, Development, Other

Difficulty level: Introductory and overview, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

We will have one slot in parallel 3 rooms lasting 60 minutes panel, "ask the expert". If you want to participate in the panel, please mark it on the form. In each room 2-3 speakers on DEV, Performance Tunning and BI.

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132 submissions
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Elena Drakulevska
  • Power BI meets UX Design: Creating accessible, intuitive, and visually appealing reports
Marisol Steinau
  • The Azure Admin Tool Chest for Data Engineers
Mario Pilija
  • Unleashing AI's Full Potential with Azure's AI Search and Vector Databases
Mathias Halkjaer
  • Organizing Your Data Lake
  • Point-in-time analysis
  • Enhanced transformation with dbt in Fabric
  • A deep dive into Direct Lake
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Data Contracts: The Fabric of Data Quality
Andrew Pruski
  • A deep dive into Docker
  • A deep dive into Kubernetes
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies for SQL Server
Magnus Ahlkvist
  • Are you drunk SQL Server? Where did that estimate come from?
  • Containerize your application and SQL databases
  • Become a meta data driven SQL Server DBA
André Melancia
  • Synapse vs. Fabric: An Azure Fight
  • "Machines Are Learning. You Should Learn ML Too: An Azure Story"
  • Closing in on OpenAI
  • Hacking Azure AI
Catalin Gheorghiu
  • Considerations on what AI Vision solution to use
Augustin Dokoza Bukvic
  • Citizen data analyst hitchiker guide to Power BI
Hande Kürtür Arıbaş
  • An Introduction to Iceberg tables on Azure
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Hugh McKee
  • From Theory to Practice: Building Reliable Event-Driven Services
Jeroen Bosems
  • Lean Analytics, with you in the driver seat!
Matt Gordon
  • Who Is On Call For You?
  • Use AI To Make Your Data Job Easier (and More Fun)
  • This Is Fine - Firefighting for the DBA
  • Ground to Cloud: Your Migration Success Checklist
Rob Litjens
  • What else can you get from Defender for SQL and SQL audits?
Peter Kruis
  • An introduction to Extended Events
Fawaz Ghali
  • Kafka's Next Frontier: Real-Time Contextual Data Enrichment
  • Simplifying High-Performance Real-time SQL Stream Processing
  • Building Event-Driven Microservices in Java
Bernat Agulló
  • Introduction to Calculation Groups in Power BI
  • "Role based" security groups for Power BI
  • C# Scripts for Tabular Editor are not that tough: Bringing Visual Studio into the party
Mihail Mateev
  • Azure Cosmos DB Serverless Unleashed
  • Building Automated Flows using Power Automate and Office Scripts
  • Boosting Power Platform with ChatGPT Capabilities.
  • Explore the OpenAI GPT Models
  • Build Intelligent Applications using ChatGPT and Vector Search with Data in Azure Cosmos DB
Greg Strzyminski
  • Automate data ingestion with custom Power Query functions
  • Introducing Direct Lake - a brand new connectivity method and when to use it
  • Level up UX by leveraging advanced DAX
  • Implementing VLS (Visual-Level Security) in Power BI
  • Simplify your DAX with window functions
Martynas Jočys
  • Unusual places to make use of DAX – not just your simple KPIs!
  • Striking the Balance: How to create cool looking dashboard without sacrificing best practices?
  • The 5 UX design principles which boost the quality of data products
  • Make users master your dashboard quickly: how to create an "intuitive" report?
Erland Sommarskog
  • Don't Bite Off More You Can Chew - Take it in Chunks
  • Don’t Let Your Permissions Be Hijacked!
  • Analysing and Resolving Deadlocks.
  • Dynamic Pivot – Making Columns out of Rows
Pragati Jain
  • Lessons Learned from my Power BI Journey
  • Microsoft Fabric in Action - Ingesting data to Report creation
Ned Stratton
  • Fun with Power BI - how to elevate dashboards beyond bar charts and approaches to portfolio building
Dejan Sarka
  • Optimizing ETL on SQL Server Side
  • Design Myths
  • Data Science: Feature Selection with R (and Python)
  • Optimizing Power BI: a Holistic View
Leonel Abreu
  • Effective data visualization
  • Three forgotten security enhancements.
  • A time travel with temporal tables
Rudi Bruchez
  • ChatGPT is the best DBA sidekick
  • Save The Date
Nikola Ilic
  • Power BI "X Files" - 5 things they "forgot" to tell you!
  • It's just a SQL - Crash course on Fabric Warehouse for T-SQL ninjas!
  • From XL to S - Reduce your Power BI model size by 90%!
  • Chef's big book of Power BI recipes
  • A Whirlwind Tour on Microsoft Fabric!
Pragati Jain, Kevin Chant
  • DP-600 exam for Fabricators
Štěpán Rešl
  • Personal Workspaces in times of Fabric
  • Fabric Domains are here to serve you!
  • Level-Up your Power Query game with Custom Functions
  • Lessons learnt from PySpark Notebooks and extracting APIs
  • SVG path to better data storytelling possibilities
  • The uncharted depths of the Power BI REST API
Francesco Bergamaschi
  • Power BI connection types and composite models: options, opportunities & limitations
  • Understanding CALCULATE, the queen of all DAX functions
Pieter Vanhove
  • Data Encryption & Integrity: Innovations in Azure SQL
  • Confidential computing with Always Encrypted using enclaves
  • Bringing the Power of Blockchain to SQL with Ledger
Ivan Donev
  • Lakehouse with Databricks - your lifetime membership for the Data VIP Lounge
  • Implementing Zero-Trust Security for your data with Databricks Unity Catalog
  • Supercharging Power BI: Tips and Tricks for Lightning-Fast Performance with Databricks
Gethyn Ellis
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Data-Driven Culture in Your Business Using Power BI
Erwin Staal
  • Navigating Data Complexity: Building Effective Data Platforms on Azure
Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen
  • Key-value-pair Tables in Power BI, AS and/or Your DWH
  • Advanced Data Modelling in Power BI/AAS
  • A Game of Hierarchies: Power BI Edition
  • 5 Things You Need to Know When Learning DAX
Torsten Strauß
  • Row and Page Compression in Azure SQL
  • In-memory OLTP Design Principles in Azure SQL
  • Batch mode Adaptive Join in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Memory Grant in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Rapid SQL Database Development with SSDT Templates and Code Snippets
  • In-memory OLTP - non clustered hash vs. range index
  • Create a YAML CICD Pipeline for Azure Data Factory
Kevin Chant
  • Spreading your SQL Server wings with Microsoft Fabric
  • KevOps for Microsoft Fabric
Joy Chatterjee
  • AI Model Management Life Circles : ML Ops For Generative AI Models From Research to Deployment
  • Data Radar Maps For Product Teams : Models for “data-informed” Growth in Product Management
Alan Debijađi
  • Bridging the Gaps: How Microsoft Fabric Integrates Azure's Data Services
Olivier Van Steenlandt
  • Database Projects & Azure DevOps 101 - From Zero to Hero
  • Database Deployment Automation using Database Projects & Azure DevOps
  • Migrating from SSRS to Power BI Paginated Reports
Dennes Torres
  • Deployment Pipelines on Power BI
  • SQL Server in the Cloud: The available options
  • Azure SQL Networking Secrets
  • SQL Server 2022: Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization
  • SQL Server 2022: Intelligent Query Processing new Features
  • SQL Server 2022: Query Optimization Evolution
  • Delta Lake Optimization and Maintenance in Microsoft Fabric
  • Microsoft Fabric: Data Intelligence in a light speed
  • Real Time Intelligence with Microsoft Fabric
  • Implementing Data Mesh with Microsoft Fabric
Brian Bønk
  • From zero to Kusto hero at 30.000 ft
  • The second visualization tool from Microsoft - is it actually better than PowerBI?
Reid Havens
  • Thriving with ADHD in Tech: Unleashing the Data Analyst Superpowers Within
  • Avoid Data Silos! Best Practices for Implementing Shared Datasets
  • Upgrading Power BI Datasets to Fabric's Lakehouse Architecture
  • Curating the User Experience: A Chef's K.I.S.S to Reporting
  • Becoming a Master Builder: Creating the Ultimate Power BI Toolbox
Geovanny Hernandez
  • Discovering the potential of Azure Cosmos for PostgreSQL-A practical introduction
  • Building a reliable Database Pipeline with Liquibase and SSDT
  • Building a strategy for migrating our Database to Azure Cloud
Sarath Sasidharan
  • Data Governance on Microsoft Fabric
Uwe Ricken
  • Simplify data management with partitioning
  • Security techniques for cross database access
  • Mastering DML Operations like a master
  • How to properly handle LOB data in SQL Server