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What we’re about

This is the Columbus, OH Microsoft Data Platform User Group (formerly CBusPASS). The group is both free to join and meetings are free to attend.

Our group is open to everyone from students to seasoned data professionals who interact with the Microsoft Data Platform.  Regardless of you being a database administration, SQL developer, BI developer, data analyst, data scientist, manager, or otherwise data curious, we look forward to meeting you!

We meet monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Our location and/or time may change so please check the meetup ahead of time.

Code of conduct

In all of our interactions, we aspire to embody and champion the below values:

Be Friendly and Welcoming

Listen with purpose and 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 already know, tackle completely new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen yours

No discrimination or harassment.

Microsoft is committed to providing a harassment-free experience to Program participants 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

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.