Cathrine Wilhelmsen

  • Location: Norway (UTC+1)
  • Expertise: Data Warehousing, ETL, SSIS, and Biml. Abstract writing, slide design, PowerPoint, and presentation tools.
  • Contact: cathrinewilhelmsen.net | @cathrinew | LinkedIn

Hi! I’m Cathrine. I love teaching and sharing knowledge 🙂

My work is focused on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects, and I specialize in ETL, SSIS and Biml development. Outside of work I’m active in the SQL Server and PASS communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, author, speaker, blogger, organizer and chronic volunteer.

I started speaking in 2014 and have since experienced everything from the adrenaline kick of walking off stage after delivering a mostly flawless presentation, to the disappointment of not having anyone show up at all.

You can read more about some of my experiences in my blog posts:
Dealing with Disappointment and Learning from Failures
3 Mistakes I Made While Presenting Remotely
Presenting a webinar for the first time
Help! My computer is dead and I’m supposed to do a demo-based presentation!

I received a lot of help and support when I first started speaking, and I am doing my best every day to give back and pay it forward. Speaking can be terrifying. Things can, and will, go wrong. You will have ups and downs, amazing days and horrible days. But the experience you gain, the people you help, and the friends you make along the way is worth it all!

Everyone has their own unique story, and everyone has experiences and knowledge that can help others. I’m here if you want someone to help you with abstracts, slide decks, or demos. I’m here if you need someone to listen to your rehearsals and give you feedback on flow, content, language and body language. I’m here to support you and cheer for you, whether remote or in-person when you need some external courage.

You can do this! 🙂