In the past years we’ve noticed an upward trend in the number of data-related User Groups and conferences sprouting up in Europe and all over the world. The data community is a great community and there are a lot of talented international speakers ready to share their knowledge.
Recognition is key and there are not many opportunities for new talent to grow their acknowledgement as a lot of international speakers fill in speaker slots quickly. This doesn’t leave much room for the rising stars. With dataMinds Saturday 2021 we want to shift the focus and pass the mic along to local talent, granting them their place in the spotlight and offering them the opportunity to add more speaking experience to their portfolio.
dataMinds is therefore organising the first edition of dataMinds Saturday on March 13th 2021 with a focus on local speakers residing in the BeNeLux and Microsoft Data Platfrom enthusiasts delivering great content.
The User Group
dataMinds was founded in 2006 as SQLUG.BE (Belgian SQL Server User Group). In 2016 we rebranded ourselves to dataMinds to have a better reflection of what we’re all about, and the changes the Microsoft Data Platform has been going through.
Today, dataMinds is a community of over 2000 members. More than 400 Data Enthusiasts attend the yearly conference, dataMinds Connect.
As of 2016 we applied ourselves to build out a strong community around Power BI in Belgium. Dedicated to host specific evenings for Power BI, and it’s unique audience, we’ve enjoyed every minute while doing so!
We are the Belgian Power BI User Group (PBIUG) connecting local users with interests in Power BI, Data Analytics, AI, SQL, and [others] to network and learn.