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 (1)

SQL Friday #97 - Deborah Melkin - Database Deployment Methods Demystified

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If you had to describe the database deployment process, you may say: We make changes in dev, magic happens, and then they appear in production. The technical part of that magic is what we’ll discuss.

In this session, we will explore the different ways that database changes can be applied - state based or migration scripts. We’ll look at how this impacts the various parts of the development lifecycle. We’ll examine some of the unexpected implications of how we deploy changes, including source control and database projects. This session isn’t just about implementing DevOps but about technical considerations regardless of how you deploy changes.

By the end of this session, you should have a clear understanding of the different ways to deploy your database changes, how they work, and most importantly, why you may want to implement those options.

About Deborah Melkin
Deborah Melkin has been working as a database professional with SQL Server for almost 20 years. She spends her days helping programmers with all aspects of database design, queries, performance, and deployment. In 2016, she began her blog, Deb the DBA. Soon after that, she began speaking at SQL Saturdays and user groups. Deborah is a board member of the New England SQL Server User group (NESQL). She was named as an IDERA ACE Class of 2020 and won Speaker Idol at PASS Summit 2019. Deborah is also a Microsoft MVP for the Data Platform.

In her spare time, Deborah can usually be found doing something musical.

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