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Data Engineering
Summer School

September 9th - 13th, 2024


Learn data engineering from the pros

Sure, you can learn data engineering on your own. Or from professors. But with both approaches, you'll miss the opportunity to learn what real data engineering in business contexts looks like. Our instructors are data engineering consultants, with years of hands-on experience. We can launch your career and put you ahead of the curve 🚀. Our next Winter School is for you if you want to become a data engineer!

After 5 days of new experiences which go well beyond the theory, you will be able to add significant contributions to data engineering pipelines. Whether you do so in teams or entirely by yourself! The skills you'll acquire and tools you'll learn, will serve you throughout your entire career.

We provide the foundations for the junior and medior levels, though you should be familiar with the basics of Python. This means that people without data engineering experience are welcome, but also those who have some experience with it.


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our offering

The Program

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The Program


Need more details? Read on in the “what you may be wondering" section.

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Summer School at a glance


On-premise classes at

Leuven, Belgium


5 days workshops with some online videos beforehand


9th - 13th,


Full program is taught in English

  • 1.600 EUR for SMEs

  • 500 EUR for students

  • 2.500 EUR for others

15% off for groups of 2-3,
30% off for groups of 4-10

*Prices exclude VAT.

Our experienced teachers

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Jan Vanbuel

Senior Data Engineer

Jan has deep knowledge of infrastructure automation and ML frameworks. His data engineering experience is certified by both Azure and GCP.

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Michiel De Muynck

Data Engineer

Michiel is leading data analytics efforts both at our clients and internally. Not only is he experienced with modularizing SQL pipelines, but he also pays great attention to data quality.


Hannes De Smet

Data Engineer

Hannes has experience building streaming engines on multiple cloud providers and is teaching several courses focusing on Azure services.


Jonny Daenen

Senior Data Engineer

Certified by GCP, Jonny leads several data engineering initiatives at our clients and teaches about several related topics, both in and out of Data Minded.


Ana Escobar

Data Engineer

Ana has experience in streaming and batch pipelines, and easily implements CICD pipelines to get to those multiple deployments per day.


Cedric Mingneau

Data Engineer

A former graduate of one of our winter school editions, Cedric joined Data Minded to continue building expertise, which he now wants to share with our students.

Early Bird discount ends on July 15th, 2024


Making people more capable data engineers 🚀

What do participants say?


The Winter School was a good amount of challenging. A lot of the concepts were still new despite having gone through the material beforehand. I enjoyed all the exercises, and learned a lot.


 Naomi Thiru

School participant



Getting data done


Data Minded is a premium data engineering agency that was founded in 2014. It is our mission to elevate organisations to the next level of data maturity by guiding them to industrialise their data products, modernising their technological data landscape and improving the internal operating model and skills. All of which will make the clients more data minded.

Are you (working for) a SME in Vlaams Gewest? 

Use the “kmo-portefeuille” subsidy!

Data Minded Academy courses are eligible for a subsidy from the “kmo-portefeuille”: small and medium-sized enterprises located in the Flemish Region can receive a subsidy of up to €7500 per year for services offered by registered providers, like Data Minded.


Check whether you meet the conditions and how much subsidy you can receive. You can also start the application procedure there.

Calculation example:


A small company can be reimbursed 30% of the Summer School, so that it does not cost €1600, but only €1120 for 1 employee. Other discounts, like the early bird discount, still apply.

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