What we're about

The Triad Microsoft Data Platform User Group is a forum where Microsoft SQL Server professionals meet to learn more about the product, share ideas, and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by SQL Server professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group. All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every other month unless otherwise noted.

Code of Conduct

Be friendly and welcoming
• Listen with purpose, create space for others’ communication preferences
• Ask yourself how you can make someone else’s life easier
Be patient
• Remember that people have varying communication styles and preferences
• Recognize that not everyone is using their native language (meaning and tone can be lost in translation)

Be thoughtful
• Think about how others will interpret your words – productive, clear communication requires effort!
• Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain entirely from commenting
Be respectful and inclusive
• Respect differences of opinion
• Seek to build bridges and understand, not condemn or criticize
• Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you
Be open and curious
• Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith
• Ask questions to understand, not denounce
• Focus on continuous learning - get better at the things you know, tackle completely new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen yours

In summary,

• Treat everyone with respect, kindness and empathy.
• Use welcoming and inclusive language.
• Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
• Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
• Gracefully accept constructive criticism.
• Listen with purpose, create space for communication preferences; honor them by shifting to accommodate.

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