The Diverse Data Platform–

The other day I got a note from Ben Weissman the other day that he was running a new event, Not much information, but I liked this list in the call for speakers.

  1. Your session must be related to the Microsoft Data Platform
  2. You contribute to the diversity of the Microsoft Data Platform

I often talk about the first one, but the second? That’s interesting. I assume this means some sort of new talk that expands on the way we use the platform. New technology, new ways of putting things together, new something.

Or maybe a diverse speaker, someone that isn’t one of the same speakers that are often at most events. It’s an interesting idea here.

I don’t know if I’ll submit. While I can speak on the data platform, I don’t know I add much diversity in some ways. I do sometimes pick niche topics, but if I do something I’ve already done, is that adding to diversity?

I’m not sure, but I’m thinking about it. The CFS closes on May 16, 2021, so I, and you, have time.

Even if you don’t want to submit, perhaps you want to encourage someone else to submit, or even co-submit with you and help them deliver a session. We need to encourage and broaden our horizons, which is something that we all can work on.

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