Intro to Database Design - 4 class series

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Price: $80.00 /per person
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A database is an organized collection of data. In this class, we will discuss the science (and art) of storing and retrieving data. As anyone who has tried to analyze data using Excel can attest, it is not as simple as it might seem.

Are you a developer (web or otherwise) and wish to learn more about the backend stack? Are you an analyst who would like to learn why your reports take time to build and run? Are you a business owner or hobbyist who'd like to design your own database system? Or, maybe you're thinking about becoming a database professional? If you answered yes to any of the questions above or are just generally interested in learning more about databases - this class will get you started.

This four class course runs on Tuesday & Thursdays:

Class 1 - Intro to Data Modeling - Tuesday Jan 22nd
Class 2 - Intro to SQL, Reading Data - Thursday Jan 24
Class 3 - Creating, Reading and Updating Tables - Tuesday Jan 29
Class 4 - Joins and Advanced Topics - Thursday Jan 31


We offer need-based scholarships for people interested in taking this course who may not be able to afford the registration fee. To receive a scholarship for this course, you must commit to being present for all sessions of the class. To learn more about scholarships, email [masked] with "Scholarship - Intro to Database Design" in the subject line.


Colleen Patin -Colleen holds a M.S. of Computer Science from DePaul University, with a focus on software development. She has worked as a programmer analyst, primarily developing PL/SQL scripts. Currently, she works at Zywave in Wauwatosa,WI as a QA Engineer.


Please bring a laptop and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes. We'll be using a modern web browser in class, such as Chrome or Safari, and an online text editor, CodePen ( If you don't already have an account on CodePen, we recommend signing up so you can save your work.


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**Please be sure to read our Code of Conduct ( before attending. We take this seriously and will ask you to leave if we feel you are not withholding the standards of GDI.


GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded.

If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to [masked] with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event.

Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you.