14 Snowflake Summit 2024 Sessions and Events You Can’t Miss

A curated conference agenda for data engineers—from your friends at Coalesce

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    Snowflake Data Cloud Summit has become one of the most popular technology conferences for data professionals from around the world, and it seems to only get bigger each year. In fact, Snowflake Summit 2024 contains so many interesting keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs—465 of them this year, across 12 tracks and over four days—that it can be overwhelming to decide which sessions to attend.

    That’s why we put together this recommended itinerary of what we believe are the top sessions and events to check out during each jam-packed day of Snowflake Data Cloud Summit, which will be held this year at Moscone Center in San Francisco, June 3–6. If you’re a data engineer or run a data engineering team, be sure to hit these sessions to learn the latest best practices and tips on leveraging the newest Snowflake innovations in your data projects.

     

    Monday, June 3

    The first sessions on Day 1 don’t really begin until the afternoon. So after you grab lunch, there are some great breakout sessions to get started with. Join our own Glen Dawson, Senior Solutions Architect at Coalesce, for Transforming Data Assets into Opportunity with Snowflake Data Vault, from 3:30–3:50 p.m.

    Are you tired of just hearing about generative AI all the time, and finally ready to start building it? This year’s Summit will be a great place to do just that. Join Andrew Evans from phData for The Agile Journey to Getting AI into Production on Snowflake, from 4–4:20 pm. Andrew will instruct attendees how to deploy gen AI systems that bring real value to the business.

    Opening keynote and welcome party

    After the can’t-miss Snowflake Summit Opening Keynote with Snowflake CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy and Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, and the official welcome reception at the expo hall, the fun really starts to ramp up. Head over to Monarch nightclub where Coalesce, Hakkoda, Fivetran, ICF, and MessageGears are co-hosting THE hottest party at Summit from 8 p.m–11 p.m. We’ll be kicking off the week with a night of pounding beats from top DJs along with thrilling aerial performances. Connect with fellow Summit attendees over craft cocktails at Monarch’s stunning art deco bar—all just a few blocks from Moscone Center and Union Square. Register now to reserve your spot!

     

    Tuesday, June 4

    On Tuesday, we have several recommended sessions to check out. Don’t worry, none of them overlap so you’ll be able to catch them all.

    First, join me as I present a technical overview of Coalesce’s transformation platform in my session Democratizing Data: Building Domain-Driven Architectures in Financial Services, from 1:30 p.m–1:50 p.m. (You don’t need to work in financial services to benefit from this high-level overview.)

    Next, get a sneak peek at the latest Snowflake product innovations in What’s New: Unleashing Advanced Applications in Snowflake, from 2:30 p.m–2:50 p.m., presented by Snowflake Principal Product Manager Unmesh Jagtap and Senior Product Manager Phillip Coletti.

    And be sure not to miss Justin Grimme, Manager of Business Intelligence for Shane Co., the largest family-owned jewelry store chain in the United States. Justin will present on Slashing Data Platform Costs with Shane Co., Snowflake, and Coalesce, from 3:30 p.m–4:15 p.m.

    SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT: Visit the Coalesce activation area (South Hall booth 1230) from 4:30 p.m–5:30 p.m. to meet Joyce Avila, author of Snowflake: The Definitive Guide by O’Reilly Media. The first 15 visitors will get a free signed copy of the book!

    Wednesday, June 5

    Wednesday is another full day of sessions, and we recommend attending this trifecta of Snowflake master classes.

    Susan Kolesnikov, Data Engineer at Paytronix, and Jesse Marshall, Head of Professional Services at Coalesce, will talk about Implementing Data Mesh with Snowflake and Coalesce, from 12 p.m–12:45 p.m.

    Then, learn how to revolutionize your data insights by attending What’s New: Advanced Analytics in Snowflake, from 3 p.m–3:20 p.m., presented by Snowflake Director of Product Management Josh Klahr and Product Manager Ellery Berk.

    To learn about the latest observability features for data engineers and app developers, check out What’s New: Observability in Snowflake, from 3:30 p.m–3:50 p.m., which will be presented by Snowflake Senior Product Manager Ashwin Kamath and Principal Software Engineer Bodgan Drutu.

    MEET OUR FOUNDERS: Stop by the Coalesce activation area (South Hall booth 1230) from 3 p.m–4 p.m. to meet Coalesce co-founders Armon Petrossian and Satish Jayanthi and get a free copy of their book, Automating Data Transformations by O’Reilly.

    Thursday, June 6

    As the conference winds down on Thursday, we expect your head is full of new thoughts and ideas of how to implement all the great things you’ve learned during the week. We don’t want to overwhelm you, but there’s a couple more sessions we recommend you don’t miss—if you’ve still got the energy to keep going!

    Want to learn more about Snowflake Cortex? Data Superhero Maja Ferle will share how quick and easy it is to implement ML models in Snowflake during her session, Forecasting with Snowflake Cortex ML Functions, from 9:30 a.m–9:50 a.m.

    And last but definitely not least, Thursday is also Dev Day, which is free for anyone to attend. Don’t miss the Demo Dare Finale at 3 p.m. to see my 5-minute demo of Coalesce, alongside two other contestants.

     

    Visit Coalesce at booth 2303

    While we highly recommend attending each of the sessions mentioned here, there are hundreds of other sessions available to cater to your specific interests. Whatever you end up doing, be sure to swing by booth 2303 to meet the Coalesce team and snag some cool swag, including awesome new T-shirts and gift books. We’ll see you in San Francisco!

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