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Calling all Data Nerds

adipolak profile image Adi Polak Updated on ・5 min read

Happy to share that my colleagues are organizing a Data Week and I'm joining them for a panel to share my insights on Career in Data.

Why Data is important for your career?

Well, data is all around us, we use computers that produce logs, we send text, images, and video messages, our e-books are pieces of data. Our social media compiles to data on social media companies servers and Databases. and many more.

Basically, every bit/byte/signals that a computer produces can be translated and saved as data on disk, or as a Data in memory. After it got saved, we can do great things with it, like helping humanity, calculating the best prices - as Airbnb did for renters, offering new people to follow like Twitter, defend the world from cyber-attacks, and many more.

ok. got it, got it, many scenarios where data helps, but where can I learn more about it? you've said something about a data week, what is that?!

Data week is a full week of celebrating everything Data & Data Technologies! Data week includes expert panel discussions on industry trends & the future of data, AMA events with Microsoft Engineers and Product Managers, plus hands-on demonstrations and workshops with the engineers who built (and are still building) the tools! it's a week of Data-Related learning!


Data Week

In a nutshell:

  • Monday - Create: Data
  • Tuesday - Panel Discussions
  • Wednesday - Workshops
  • Thursday - meet Microsoft Engineers

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Let's take a look day by day:

Let's take a look at the events, day by day. Each day is unique and exciting and designed for you to skill up and grow in your career.

Monday Dec. 7th - Create: Data 8:00am - 11:30am PST

Create: Data, completely FREE online event.

Don't forget to register in the link!.

In this 3 hour event, hear from our keynote speakers Arun Ulagaratchagan, CVP(Corporate Vice President) of Power BI Engineering, Microsoft and Heather Newman share about why and how to drive a data culture in a world of remote everything. Learn about Apache Spark and OSS insights, Data Pipelines and how to pick the right distributed database from notable community leaders like Holden Karau, Cheryl Adams, Jacek Laskowski, Tim Berglund, Jasmine Greenaway and Abhishek Gupta.

Our exciting line-up of panelists, Eve Pardi, Ruth Yakubu, Adi Shacham-Shavit and Anna Hoffman will also share how data can be used for good before we wrap up with a closing keynote by Saveen Reddy and Simon Whiteley.

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Tuesday, Dec. 8th – Panel Discussions 8:00 - 10:00am PST

On Tuesday, we are hosting two and exciting panel discussions:

Women talks Data in the Cloud

@adipolak, Tzvia Gitlin Troyna, and Vered Flis will talk about options and careers in the distributed data technologies domain.

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Beyond Modern Data Warehouse

Simon Whiteley, Ciprian Jichici, Cathrine Wilhelmsen and
Howard Van Rooijen will discuss the pros and cons of data warehouse tools and how best to combine them together to get more insights and value out of our data.

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Wednesday, Dec. 9th – Workshops

Wednesday is the hands-on day! this is where you skill up, and get hands-on experience with multiple services.

Every workshop will be given twice, so you can choose the time that works best for you!

Option A - 8:00am - 10:00 am PT:

Option B - 4:00pm - 6:00 pm PT:


Thursday, Dec. 10th – Meet Microsoft Engineers

On this day, you will have two-time slots options to learn from the Product Managers leads and Engineering leads about their products and how they are building them. The sessions will follow up with AMA for you to ask questions about career, technology, and everything data related.

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Option A - 8:00am - 9:30 am PT:

Option B - 4:00pm - 5:30 pm PT:


WOW.. So MANY options and ways to learn.

Mark YOUR calendar, register, and signup for all your favorites sessions, I recommend all of them 😊

See you there!

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Junxiao Shi • Edited

Data nerd, there's a shirt for that.

data nerd shirt

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Adi Polak Author

this is fantastic! I def need one

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Adi Polak Author

:( what are the chances that they bring them back?