In this post I want to cover some additional speaker info for DataWeekender v3.1. Because we have decided to do it before the deadline ends.
We have decided to do this now. So that all our potential speakers have peace of mind. Plus, it means that anybody else who is interested in being speaker can still submit a potential session by clicking here.
Call for speakers ends Saturday 10th April at 11:59PM UTC+2.
Just a quick recap for you all in case you missed it in my previous post here. DataWeekender is a free online conference for the Microsoft Data Platform community.
It was the first online Microsoft Data Platform event to appear last year to make up for cancelled or postponed events around Europe.
We are proud of what we achieved last year. So, we have decided to do it a third time. Which will make DataWeekender so far, a trilogy.
In reality, we may make some changes this time around. However, our core values relating to inclusiveness and diversity will remain the same.
How to register to attend
You can attend the conference by signing up through Meetup using the link here. Previously, we used Microsoft Teams and we probably will again this time around.
Additional speaker info
We wanted to make sure everybody was aware that all our sessions at DataWeekender are live. Apart from maybe one segment us organizers are organizing for the community that will remain the case this time around.
We will not be asking for pre-recorded videos from speakers.
Just like the last two DataWeekenders we will also organize a couple of testing sessions for selected speakers before the conference. So that you can check that everything is working properly before the big day.
In addition, all selected speakers will be sent an event sticker and a T-shirt from us if they want one.
Just to stress again, we welcome all sessions relating to the Microsoft Data Platform.
Personally, I’d like to see more women speakers submit potential sessions for this DataWeekender. We are very proud of the gender balance we had at the last DataWeekender. However, it would be great if it was even better this time around.
With this in mind we encourage all women to submit potential sessions. In addition, feel free to encourage any woman speakers you know to submit sessions as well.
You can find the agenda for the last one here.
Even though the main logo has changed again you can still use the original event badge to show your support for DataWeekender. So, you can use this image for things like blog posts.
In addition, you are more than welcome to use this badge as part of your social media picture as if you so wish.
Some of you may consider submitting for it if you haven’t already. Especially now that we have provided additional speaker info for DataWeekender v3.1. Once again, the link to submit sessions is here.
If you have already submitted a potential session a big thank you from the organization team.
Of course, if you have any comments or queries about this post feel free to reach out to me.