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DataWeekender v4.2 schedule is now live

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In this post I want to announce the DataWeekender v4.2 schedule is now live.

All the session times shown on the schedule are in the time zone set on your computer. Which is usually your local time zone.

However, just to confirm the event is on November 6 and starts at 9am Central European time (CET). Which is 8am UTC. You can convert the time using the World Time Buddy website here for certainty.

A big thanks to everybody who submitted to speak at DataWeekender v4.2. I think it’s safe to say that this time around we had a new record of last-minute sessions come in.

DataWeekender v4.2 recap

Just a quick recap for you all. 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. Because we are so proud of what we have achieved in the past we are going do it for a fourth time.

Just like before a few things are different for this DataWeekender. For a start, as mentioned in another previous post Pragati Jain (l/t) and Justin Bird (l/t) have joined the DataWeekender organization team.

It will take place on Saturday November 6. You can register to attend DataWeekender either through this DataWeekender v4.2 Meetup link or by clicking on the below logo.

DataWeekender v4.2 schedule is now live

DataWeekender v4.2 schedule

As you can see on the DataWeekender v4.2 schedule we also have plenty of variety again. With sessions covering whole spectrum of application and services. Including Azure Data Engineering services, Power BI and SQL Server.

We got some feedback before that not everybody was aware that new speakers were presenting. We listened and this time want to make sure everybody is aware that we have five speakers who are either new or have little experience speaking at the same time.

So, if you want to support an up-and-coming speaker attend one of their sessions at 11:20am Central European Time (10:20am UTC). Because I know I am keen to attend one of their sessions.

If you can’t make that timeslot, Thimantha Vidanagamage will be presenting later in the day at 16:20 Central European Time (15:20 UTC).

As some of you know, I’m a big fan of sessions that are co-presented. So, I’m pleased to see that we have two of them at DataWeekender v4.2.

We have well-known co-presenters Karel De Winter and Wim Matthyssen presenting a session. In addition, well respected MVPs Tom Martens and Nikola Ilic are teaming up to co-present a brand-new session together. Which has caused a bit of excitement.

We also have some diverse sessions as well. For example, Jean Joseph will be presenting an inspiring human-interest session. It is about how he moved from Haiti to the US and worked his way up from a simple housekeeping job to become a data engineer.

Final words about the DataWeekender v4.2 schedule

I hope people are excited that the DataWeekender v4.2 schedule is now live. Because we have made an effort to make sure it is as unique as possible.

If you have any queries about DataWeekender it is worth looking on the DataWeekender website.

Of course, if you have any comments or queries about this post feel free to reach out to me.

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