Implementing Data Contracts

Thu, Jun 20 | 11:30am - 6pm

Join us for an one-day immersive workshop led by Andrew Jones and Friends, a group of industry experts, as we delve into the transformative world of Data Contracts. Data Contracts are more than just a mechanism for driving accountability and data ownership; they are the cornerstone of modern data governance, ensuring that data pipelines are treated as integral components of the data product with clear SLAs and ownership.

In this workshop, we will explore the full spectrum of Data Contracts, from implementing intricate technical details to initiating cultural change. We’ll uncover the why, when, and how behind Data Contracts, providing a roadmap for participants to navigate the journey from implementation to mass adoption. It is designed to empower data engineers with the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to harness the power of data contracts.

11:30 am
Welcome and registration
11:45 am
Data contracts: the foundations
12:30 pm
Creating your first data contract
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
The power of data contracts
2:30 pm
Data quality and discoverability
3:00 pm
The Open Data Contract Standard
3:10 pm
Building on data contracts
3:40 pm
Federated data governance
4:00 pm
Embedding data contracts with data governance
4:30 pm
Data contracts in action: real-life story
5:00 pm
How to introduce data contracts into your organization
5:45 pm
Q&A, networking, and close
"Data contracts are powerful enough you can build a data platform based on them — one that is more flexible and more effective than those we built before and promotes a more decentralized approach to data."
Andrew Jones
Principal Engineer

This workshop is tailored for software, platform and data engineers. It is best suited to those who know the concept of data engineering and are looking for practical guidance for implementing data contracts in your organization. It equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed.

Technical Skills and Requirements

  • Basic Python and SQL knowledge
  • Docker

Your Takeaways

  • Comprehensive understanding of Data Contracts, including their principles, benefits, and applications
  • Hands-on experience with interactive sessions
  • Practical insights to discover the power of data contracts in building data platforms, implementing data products, managing data quality, managing change, and shifting left
  • Implementation strategies to learn how to implement data checks
  • Technical expertise for the intricacies of Data Contracts, including SLAs, ownership, and integration across your data stack
  • Soft skills development for applying data contracts in your organization, including frameworks for proving value, securing buy-in, and avoiding common pitfalls
  • All training materials, meals, and networking opportunities with industry experts and practitioners to exchange ideas and best practices
  • Free copy of Andrew’s e-book: Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts
Register to Attend