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GroupBy Conference: Europe

event date

12 May 2020


GroupBy is data platform training by the community, for the community. View our website: 

This year, we will we hosting GroupBy on two days. 

  • On Tuesday, May 12th GroupBy Europe will present 5 sessions at timeslots accessible for European timezones.
  • On Wednesday, May 13th GroupBy Americas will present 5 sessions at timeslots accessible for American timezones. Interested in this event instead? Go here:

Here's how GroupBy works:

  • Speakers submit session abstracts publicly online
  • Everybody votes for the abstracts they’d like to see most 
  • When voting closes, the top 5 speakers/abstracts are picked for each stream of content (Europe or the Americas)
  • Sessions are held online in an easy-to-watch platform
  • A live co-host helps the session go smoothly by posing questions from Q&A and Twitter, helping things run smoothly
  • Recordings are posted on our YouTube account
  • Speakers can’t present on back-to-back days
  • We encourage speakers to submit multiple sessions, but only their top-voted session will be selected. 

Here is the full event timeline:

  • March 09, 2020 — Call for Speakers Opens
  • April 06, 2020 — Call for Speakers Closes
  • April 13, 2020 — Voting Opens
  • April 27, 2020 — Voting Closes
  • May 01, 2020 — Speakers Announced
  • May 05, 2020 — Registration Opens
  • May 12, 2020 — GroupBy Europe
  • May 13, 2020 — GroupBy Americas
  • May 26, 2020 — Sessions Available On-Demand

Have a question? Contact us here! 

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

09 Mar 2020

Call closes at 11:59 PM

06 Apr 2020

Call closes in UTC (UTC+00:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

GroupBy is a free, community-driven online conference, and anyone can submit a session abstract! This Call for Speakers is for GroupBy Europe. Want to submit a session for GroupBy Americas instead? Do so here:

Those abstracts are then voted on, and the top-voted sessions are presented at a full-day webinar conference. 

Here is the Call for Speakers timeline:

  • March 09, 2020 — Call for Speakers Opens
  • April 06, 2020 — Call for Speakers Closes
  • May 12, 2020 — GroupBy Europe
  • May 13, 2020 — GroupBy Americas

Have a question? Contact us here!   

all submitted sessions

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65 submissions
Submitted sessions
Björn Peters
  • Mashup Azure SQL - What do you need and what you'll get
Benjamin Kettner
  • Gabi Münster & Benjamin Kettner: Continuous Intelligence... What's This All About?
Michael Wall
  • Azure Storage - Making the most of your investment
Ferenc Csonka
  • XMLA Read-Write Endpoint: The Cornerstone for Power BI as an Enterprise BI solution
  • Power BI Paginated Reports: MORE than just SSRS vNext
Heini Ilmarinen
  • Adapting big data architecture patterns for real-world scenarios
  • Machine Learning 102 - Beyond the Visual Tools
Kellyn Gorman
  • Oracle Databases for the Microsoft Database Professional
  • Migrating Oracle Workloads to Azure
  • Essential Linux Skills for the DBA
Mladen Prajdic
  • Getting To Know SQL Server Encryption Capabilities
Dustin Dorsey
  • Determining the Cost to Move to Azure
  • Azure Cost Management
Alexander Arvidsson
  • Talking to Myself(?) - Lessons Learned From Presenting Online
  • SQL Server hates you(?) - what the DBAs never told the developers
  • Azure Machine Learning for the Absolute Beginner
  • Building an Empire - Implementing Power BI Step by Step
  • The Untruthful Art - Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
Ed Elliott
  • Testing your ETL pipelines: test when writing, test when deploying and test when running
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Amit Bansal
  • How To Troubleshoot A Slow Running Query
  • How To Troubleshoot A Slow Running Query
Andy Yun
  • Everybody Has a Story to Tell: Developing Your First Presentation
  • Uncovering Duplicate, Redundant, & Missing Indexes
  • Lets Dive Into SQL Server I/O To Improve T-SQL Performance
Will Velida
  • Building Event-driven applications using Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions
  • Machine Learning in C#?! Building Machine Learning pipelines and models using ML.NET
  • Taking your first steps into Azure Cosmos DB
Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen
  • Introduction to Numeric Calculations in DAX
  • How To Do A Great Job When Working With (Data) Models
  • From SQL to R – Leverage Your T-SQL Knowledge to Learn R
  • Self-Service AI with Power AI – Enrich your Business Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence
  • Create Stunning Visualizations with The Help of R
  • A Game of Hierarchies: Introduction to Graph Processing with SQL Server 2019
Kendra Little
  • Index Tuning Across Dev and DBA Silos
Rob Sewell
  • Jupyter Notebooks for the none-Data Scientist
Andrew Pruski
  • SQL Server and Kubernetes
  • Chaos Engineering for SQL Server
Johan Ludvig Brattås
  • Privacy and Security by Design in a Cloud Environment
Hugo Kornelis
  • From adaptive to intelligent: query processing in SQL 2019
  • Execution plans ... where do I start?
Gianluca Sartori
  • Responding to Extended Events in near real-time
  • Monitoring SQL Server without breaking the bank
  • Benchmarking in the cloud
  • Baking Extended Events recipes without breaking a sweat
Jess Pomfret
  • Data Compression: Squeeze Out Some Free Gains
  • Life Hacks: dbatools edition
  • Install & Configure SQL Server with PowerShell DSC
Eitan Blumin
  • SSDT Methodology & Features for SQL Server DevOps
  • Development Lifecycle Basics for DBAs
  • Dynamic Search Queries in T-SQL - The Ninja way
Denis Wilson Souza Rosa
  • Introduction to SQL++ for Big Data: Same Language, More Power
  • Databases on Kubernetes: Why you should care
  • The State of NoSQL in 2020
Koen Verbeeck
  • Moving Data around in Azure
  • Migrating SSIS to the Cloud
  • The modern Cloud Data Warehouse - Snowflake on Azure
Magnus Ahlkvist
  • My romantic relation with Powershell generally and DBATools especially
Guy Glantser
  • Extended Events to the Rescue
  • 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
Mark Hayes
  • Rebooting your Data Analysis Strategy with the Power Platform and Office
Mikey Bronowski
  • Multi-server agent jobs administration with happy faces and pigeons
David Alcock
  • Guillotines, Sat-Nav and the Query Optimiser