What we're about

Welcome! We are a community of professionals interested in Microsoft database products. Monthly meetings are usually on the 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 pm MT.

We cover all topics related to SQL Server, including T-SQL, Production DBA, SQL Development, Business Intelligence, SSIS, and SSRS. We will also cover other topics such as cloud database technologies like Azure and AWS.

This group is for you if you want to network and meet other SQL professionals whose abilities are between beginner to well-seasoned, ask SQL-related questions to other members, learn about job opportunities, and basically give your career a boost.

No cost to attend meetings!

Previous meetings are available on our YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpJuF4WjQGwzpffMQNS7ng

Josephine Bush
@hellosqlkitty

Minimum Code of Conduct

  • No disrespectful behavior. This includes threats, harassment, stalking, abuse, slurs, profanity, personal attacks, sexual remarks or innuendos, physical violence, public speculation about others, and any other behavior that you would not tolerate others display towards you.
  • Respect the presenter and other attendees
    • Refrain from carrying on conversations during the presentation. If a conversation is necessary, please leave the presentation room
    • Ask questions but respect the presenter’s wishes regarding when to ask questions (some like questions during the presentation, others have specific Q&A time slots). Also, give others a chance to ask questions. If you have more than one question, give others a chance to pose theirs before you ask your next question.
    • Don’t challenge the presenter on a point during the presentation. If you feel that the presenter’s information is completely incorrect or off base, signal one of the user group leaders, leave the room to present your information and allow the user group leader to deal with it. Asking a question that might lead to clarification is one thing, directly disagreeing with the presenter leads to embarrassment of the presenter and confusion for other attendees.
    • Avoid asking questions or making statements that will side-track the presentation. However it’s intended, it may be seen as hijacking the presentation.
  • No impersonations of a Microsoft or user group employee, agent, manager, host, or another user.
  • No illegal or offensive activities. Members will not publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or discussion in any group forum or post. This includes, but is not limited to, child pornography, bestiality, incest, illegal drugs, software piracy, discriminatory/racist statements or images, and harassment.
  • Accountability. Members are fully responsible and liable for anything they say (whether orally or in writing) or do. This includes any actions taken based on advice or information received in presentations, online forums or elsewhere. Remember, always test what you plan to do, regardless of the source of the information.
  • No libel or slander against the user group, Microsoft, or other persons or entities. Libel includes false statements made in written form, such as statements posted to forums or other publicly accessible websites, electronic mail, or any other printed form.
  • No confidentiality violations. Members may inadvertently gain access to certain non-public information during their participation in the group and are expected to honor the confidentiality of the information.
  • No plagiarism. Members may post their own original work or work that they have written permission to post. If a member cites another author’s work, please provide any necessary attribution according to the requirements associated with the original author’s work.
  • No discrimination or harassment. This user group is committed to providing a harassment-free experience to members regardless of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical size, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or technology choices. Harassment is unwelcome verbal, physical, or virtual behavior based on the characteristics identified above.
  • No sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, physical, or virtual behavior based on sex and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same or different gender. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
    • Unwelcome sexual advances
    • Sexual comments or inappropriate gender-based jokes
    • Excessive, unwelcome romantic attention
    • Offering or conditioning an employment benefit or preferential treatment, like a promotion or job assignment, in exchange for sexual favors
    • Unwelcome physical contact
    • Sharing or displaying sexually explicit content
    • Using sexually degrading words

Reporting Conduct Violations
If you become aware of a conduct violation on or offline, you are encouraged to report it to a user group leader. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a user group leader or member of the event staff immediately.

Upcoming events (4)

Automating Database Deployments Using Github Actions with Grant Fritchey

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Implementing DevOps or DevOps-style automation can be difficult, but when you start to deal with data, that difficulty increases rapidly. This session shows how to implement various techniques that allow you to safely automate database deployments using Github Actions. You'll learn how to successfully deploy to both on-premises and cloud-based databases in support of a complete DevOps approach.

Grant Fritchey is a Data Platform MVP and AWS Community Builder with over 30 years experience in IT, including time spent in support and development. He has worked with SQL Server since 6.0 back in 1995. He has also developed in VB, VB.NET, C#, and Java. Grant has written books for Apress and Simple-Talk. Grant presents at conferences and user groups, large and small, all over the world. He joined Redgate Software as a product advocate in January 2011.

SQL Saturday Denver 2022 (#1034)

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Please consider attending or submitting to speak at SQL Saturday Denver coming up on September 17th.

For more information and to register, please visit:
https://sqlsaturday.com/2022-09-17-sqlsaturday1034/

Data Wrangling with MongoDB with Jean Joseph

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In this presentation, we will explore how to wrangle data from diverse sources and shape it to enable data-driven applications. Some data scientists spend the bulk of their time doing this!

Attendees will learn how to gather and extract data from widely used data formats. They will learn how to assess the quality of data and explore best practices for data cleaning. We will also briefly introduce MongoDB, covering the essentials of storing data and the MongoDB query language together with exploratory analysis using the MongoDB aggregation framework.

Highly experienced in Big Data and traditional data technologies with a history of successes in designing, implementing complex technical projects for diverse businesses in various stages of their development. Acknowledged as a leader capable of mentoring teams of different backgrounds and talents and inspiring individual efforts to deliver. Organized and detail-oriented, with a positive pro-active and hardworking attitude. Performance history reflects a highly analytical strategic thinker with strengths in defining solutions and executing programs that have been invaluable to an all-encompassing range of projects and positions.

This Is Fine - Firefighting for the DBA with Matt Gordon

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Whether you've been a DBA for a week, a year, or a decade, you've likely had that day where it felt like you were fighting multiple fires at the same time. That often makes you feel like you have no idea what you're doing - but you do. I've been both an on-call DBA and a consultant in my career so I've seen how to handle firestorms like this correctly - and how to set fire to everything by handling them wrong. Join me for an hour where I share some technical tips, some horror stories, and some success stories. Hopefully, you will walk away with some tips to improve your incident response while improving your sanity during the storm as well!

Matt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY Data Technology Group and a frequent domestic and international community speaker. He's an IDERA ACE alumnus and 2021 Friend of Redgate. His original data professional role was in database development, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. Following several years as a consultant, he is now the Director of Data and Infrastructure for rev.io, where he is implementing data governance, DevOps, and performance improvements enterprise-wide.

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