Blog Coalesce 2023 brought the dbt community together

Coalesce 2023 brought the dbt community together

Alyssa Smrekar

Oct 25, 2023

Company News

We’re so energized by the dbt Community coming together, tackling challenges and sharing successes at Coalesce 2023 last week. Whether you joined us online, in San Diego, London, or Sydney, or you’re catching up on our announcements and sessions now, we’re grateful you’re here.

Here’s a breakdown of what happened at Coalesce 2023 (and you can also read dbt Labs founder Tristan Handy’s recap of Coalesce):

dbt Cloud new features

First, there are product announcements galore: dbt Mesh, dbt Semantic Layer, dbt Explorer, dbt Cloud CLI, dbt CI enhancements.

Make sure to check out the opening keynote. Tristan Handy and Luis Maldonado lay out the challenges of complexity our customers face, and how dbt Cloud allows data teams to remain agile, maintain quality and consistency across a wide assortment of data products, to help teams deliver more value from data. Be sure to watch Luis’ conversation with the team from Fifth Third Bank Kayleigh Lavorini, VP - Director of Product Ownership, Data Strategy, and Ben Rottinghaus, SVP, Senior Director, Data Engineering about their journey to scale their data practice with dbt Cloud.

For the full scoop on product announcements at Coalesce, check out Luis’ latest blog post on the new features in dbt Cloud that help companies overcome organizational data complexity.

[Join us November 1-2 for an online event for a deep dive into new dbt Cloud features and how to get started today, and to talk directly with dbt Cloud experts.]

Success stories from the dbt Community

There are so many great sessions of dbt Community members sharing their work. With representatives from Hubspot, the NBA, Rivian, Roche, Surfline, and on and on, no matter the size of your organization, Coalesce provides learning to bring to your data team (whether you’re the entire data team, you work for the largest organizations in the world, and anywhere in between).

Maybe you connect with stories of migrating from a legacy architecture to the modern data stack. How about a playbook on how healthcare companies uses modern data technologies to drive decision-making? Maybe you’re curious about implementing dbt in the public sector? Or get a behind-the-scenes look at how dbt Labs uses dbt. However dbt fits in your life, there’s probably a session that helps.

Check out all the Coalesce 2023 sessions on Youtube.

dbt Labs partner of the year award winners

The dbt Community benefits immensely from our partner ecosystem. This year we recognized a number of partners with our 2023 Partner of the Year Awards. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Data Platform Partner of the Year: Snowflake

Innovation Partner of the Year: Hex

Technology Partner of the Year: Fivetran

Services Partner of the Year- Overall: phData

Services Partner of the Year - North America: Spaulding Ridge

Emerging Partner of the Year - North America: BDO Canada

Services Parter of the Year - ANZ: Billigence

Emerging Partner of the Year - ANZ: Deloitte

AUS Services Partner of the Year - Europe: Infinite Lambda

Emerging Partner of the Year - Europe: Cívica

Community Impact Partner of the Year: Datatonic

Training Partner of the Year: Brooklyn Data Co. (a Velir company)

dbt community awards

This year our very own “#Announcement Amada” announced our inaugural Community Awards, to 10 folks who exemplify what it means to be an advocate within the dbt community. These award winners have shown outstanding examples of collaboration, expertise, creativity and leadership within the Community.

Congrats to Opeyemi FabiyiJosh DevlinKaren HsiehStacy LoSam DebruynOliver CramerDakota KelleySydney BurnsBruno Souza de Lima, and Alison Stanton.

Coalesce sponsors

It takes an enormous team to bring the dbt community together. And there’s nothing like the Activation Hall at Coalesce. Puppy booths, beaded necklaces, sparkle stations, fresh coconuts, games, karaoke…it’s a vibe and we hope you enjoyed it all. A special thanks to all of our Coalesce 2023 sponsors for making this event so engaging and fun, including Databricks, Fivetran, Hex, and Snowflake. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year. Speaking of…

See you at Coalesce 2024

You’ve shared it time and time again - Coalesce is the best event of the year for data practitioners. And we’re already getting ready for next year. Join us in Las Vegas in October 2024, and register now for super early bird discounts. We can’t wait to see you there!

[Sign up now for our November 1-2 online event for a deep dive into new dbt Cloud features and how to get started today, and to talk directly with dbt Cloud experts.]

Last modified on: Jun 03, 2024

Accelerate speed to insight
Democratize data responsibly
Build trust in data across business

Achieve a 194% ROI with dbt Cloud. Access the Total Economic Impact™️ study to learn how. Download now ›

Recent Posts