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DataWeekender call for attendees

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You can think of this post as a DataWeekender call for attendees. Because we announced a second DataWeekender conference last week.

It will take place on Saturday 17th October 2020.

We first sent out a tweet about the date towards the end of last week. Afterwards, Magus Ahlkvist wrote a post about it. Which you can read in detail here.

Within the first twenty-four hours we had over a hundred people register for the event. Plus, we have already had a lot of queries about sessions and moderators.

Which shows just how popular DataWeekender is.


Just a quick recap for you all. DataWeekender is a free online conference for the Microsoft Data Platform community. You can find out more about the event itself and the team of organizers on our website here.

Last time we hosted the conference in Microsoft Teams which proved to be a big success. So, we’re looking to do the same this time around.

Call for attendees

I’m calling this post call for attendees for a good reason. We really want people to register for the event as soon as possible this year.

Because we want to see over a thousand people registered to show support for this event that we do for free.

With this in mind, you can sign up for the next DataWeekender here.

In addition, you can click on either of the two images below to go to the meetup page as well.

Call for speakers

Just to be clear, our call for speakers has yet to open because we are still sorting out some of the finer details. I do however want to stress that we still very much want speakers from all over the world to submit for call for speakers when it finally opens.

We also still want the same variety of sessions that we had for the last DataWeekender. You can view the list of some of the Azure related topics presented at our last event here.

So, if you are potential speaker now is a really good time to warm up your abstract and get it ready for when our call for speakers is announced.


Being one of the organizers I get to use this badge again for posts relating to the event.

DataWeekender call for attendees

Just like before you are more than welcome to use our supporters badge below if you post about our event anywhere.

DataWeekender call for attendees


If you want to follow the event on Twitter there is an official DataWeekender account here. In addition, the hashtag for the event is #DataWeekender.

Final word

I’m hoping that this DataWeekender call for attendees encourages a lot of you to register for this event as soon as possible.

Personally, I’m really looking forward to the next one. Even though it does mean that I have to stock up on good coffee in case I am asked to do ‘Geeks on Screens with Coffee’ again.

Of course, if you have any views about a second DataWeekender taking place you are more than welcome to comment below.

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