What we're about

SQL Friday is a weekly online lunch seminar about Microsoft Data Platform. It’s hosted by Magnus Ahlkvist (B (https://www.tsql.nu/) | T (https://twitter.com/transmokopter)) and financed by Transmokopter SQL AB.

Homepage of SQL Friday is https://sqlfriday.net

Every friday, at noon CEST, a new speaker will present on a new topic (or by all means by the same topic as a previous speaker, with a different angle).

All the sessions are recorded and published on Youtube. You will be able to watch the sessions on the homepage, the posts about upcoming speakers and their session will be updated with an embedded Youtube video.

You register to upcoming events on our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SQL-Friday/ . The direct link to the Meetup meeting will be in the post about upcoming sessions. We aim at announcing speakers weeks in advance, but will always keep the upcoming Friday session on top.

Sessions will be streamed with Microsoft Teams, as long as we don’t hit the 250 attendees limit. Should we hit that limit, we’ll move over to a platform that allow more attendees. As nice as it is to be able to watch the sessions on Youtube, we want interaction. Sessions are way more fun and interesting when we can interrupt the speaker with questions in the chat, right? ”Hey, can you show that again, what the heck kind of operator was that?”

Do you want to speak at SQL Friday? Poke us on Twitter: @SqlFriday (https://twitter.com/SqlFriday) or email us at friday@sqlfriday.net.

Code of conduct

If you participate in a SQL Friday session, you must follow this simple code of conduct.

Be nice to people. This includes the speaker, the host/moderator and of course all the other attendees. Respect other people’s right to their own space. Don’t get in peoples face.

Understand that irony doesn’t work as well in writing as it might do in an in-person meeting, where your body language helps you.

Understand that you can not and may not be the judge of anyone else’s feelings. If you do something that offends someone, even when that is not the purpose, don’t argue. Just back down. You may or may not understand what was going on, but SQL Friday is not meant for you to test limits.

See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? If you feel anyone is not respecting this very simple Code of Conduct, contact the moderator during the session or write an email to friday@sqlfriday.net – we want to keep SQL Friday clean from abuse.

Upcoming events (5)

Ben Weissman on "Data Analysis using GitHub, ADS and Big Data Clusters"

In this Session, Ben Weissman is first going to give an overview about what Big Data Clusters are followed by a practical demonstration on how you can use it to integrate and analyze external data coming from GitHub. About Ben Ben has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5, mainly in the BI/Datawarehousing field. He is a co-author of "SQL Server Big Data Clusters" and "The Biml Book", regular blogger and speaker on national and international events. Ben has been involved in about 150 BI Projects and is always looking for ways to become more productive and make SQL Server even more fun! Together with his team at Solisyon, Ben provides training, implementation and consultancy for SQL/BI developers and data analysts in (upper-) mid-market companies around the globe.

Josef Richberg on "Building a complete API in Azure"

Online event

This session will take an in-depth look at using SQL Server to back a fully functional enterprise level API built in Azure. I will go over best practice designs for tables, views, stored procedures, Azure Functions (c#), Azure App Services, and finally Azure API Management. About Josef I have over 29 years in the world of RDBMS. I have in-depth knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and the Azure platform (Data Factories, Logic Apps, Functions,Event Grids...) . I am fiercely passionate about my work. I am currently developing a new Azure ecosystem for Penguin Random House. This includes moving load processes to Azure Logic Apps and Data Factory pipelines, leveraging Azure Functions, and pushing the new SQL Services to the limit. I am the creator of the Enhanced Threading Framework (ETF) for SSIS. I presented at PASS 2013 on advanced SSIS techniques: http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2013/Sessions/SessionDetails.aspx?sid=4845 and was awarded '2009 Exceptional DBA of the Year', by RedGate and my peers.

Menaka Baskerpillai on "Modern Data Platform Azure Cosmo Db with .Net core"

This session will be about Azure Cosmo Db, which will include API's like Graph, Table, Sql core. Topics to be covered during the session: 1. Let's explore Cosmo db. 2.API's available in Cosmo Db's and how to use them based on Requirements. 3. How to create a simple .net core application using Cosmo db api. About Menaka I am Menaka Priyadharshini Baskar, working as an Associate software Engineer at Accenture. Former Microsoft Student Partner and Mozilla Firefox Student Ambassador. Now currently working as a .Net Developer with Azure data platforms. Microsoft Certified Professional in Programming C# and Azure. I wrote about 40 articles of various technologies and also a active technical speaker . You can find my article in the below website https://www.csharpcorner.com/members/menaka-priyadharshini My twitter profile https://twitter.com/MenakaBasker My Linkedin profile https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/menakapriyadharshini-basker-291600188 I am from India, located at Tamilnadu.

Tomaž Kaštrun on "Applied data analytics with Azure Databricks"

Azure Databricks is an Apache Spark–based analytics service for big data and data analytics on top. In this session we will create Databricks scenarios for useful business scenarios. Data engineers and business analysts (data scientists) can now work on RDD structured files using workbooks for collaborative projects, using ANSI SQL, R, Python or Scala, easily covering both analytical and machine learning solutions on one hand, and also giving the capabilities to use it as a data warehouse. About Tomaž Tomaž Kaštrun is a SQL Server developer and data scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of business warehousing, development, ETL, database administration, and query tuning. He holds over 15 years of experience in data analysis, data mining, statistical research, and machine learning. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for data platform and has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 2000. He is a blogger, author of many articles, a frequent speaker at the community and Microsoft events. He is an avid coffee drinker who is passionate about fixed gear bikes. In 2018 he co-authored book "SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R".

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