What we’re about
Are you a Data Platform Professional? This meetup is for you. We cover all things SQL Server in the Data Platform with local and international speakers covering topics from Basic to advanced. No topic is off the agenda.
We aim to provide you a one stop place for you to learn and expand your professional networking with like minded SQL Server Data Professionals.
Sign up now to join this new and expanding Meetup to learn and grow your professional network.
Code of Conduct
The Data Platform Downunder Meetup Group supports the diversity of our community. We strive to welcome different perspectives in a community where everyone feels respected and valued, and are committed to inclusion across race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, geography, religion, identity, and experience.
Above all, we ask that all Data Platform Downunder members be kind to one another and conduct themselves respectfully, creating a positive experience for everyone involved.
• Be friendly and welcoming
• Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.
• Ask yourself how you can make someone 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. Aim for clear and productive communication.
• Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain from commenting.
• Be respectful and inclusive
• Respect differences of opinion.
• Seek to understand and build bridges, 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. Improve upon the things you already know, tackle new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen your own knowledge.
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have concerns that this Code of Conduct is not being followed, notify us via the Meetup Group Email as soon as possible.
Data Platform Downunder reserves the right to bar any person who violates our Code of Conduct from attending any of our events in entirety or in part, and/or to cancel tickets of any person.
Upcoming events (1)See all
- Contributing to open source Microsoft DocsLink visible for attendees
Abstract: Microsoft Docs are open source on Github! Join content developers from a MSFT content team for a discussion on modern Microsoft docs (regardless of technology). Learn about the Docs publishing process in GitHub, and the best ways to add content and fixes to Docs that are read by the entire customer community. What are the latest features of Docs on Microsoft Learn? How can you be an effective part of that process and get your face on the top of an article? What can contribution to Microsoft Learn mean for your Microsoft MVP status, your career, or your personal brand? Members of the Microsoft Database Docs team will answer these questions.
Speaker: William Assaf
Speaker Bio: William Assaf is a senior content developer on the Database Docs team at Microsoft. Formerly a Data Platform MVP and a consultant, and before that a .NET developer, William currently works with Microsoft product groups on content related to Microsoft SQL offerings, specifically over SQL performance, and Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse, and Microsoft Fabric. As a consultant for 13 years he worked with clients on SQL Server and Azure SQL platform optimization, management, disaster recovery, and high availability, and led a multi-city team of senior consulting SQL DBA's. William has written for Microsoft SQL certification exams since 2011 and was the team lead author of the 2017, 2019, 2022 editions of "SQL Server Administration Inside Out" by Microsoft Press.
William is a past lead of the annual SQLSaturday Baton Rouge Planning Committee and is a big fan of data platform communities far and wide.
• 12:15-12:30pm: Sign-in & network
• 12:30-12:35 pm: Announcements & Intro
• 12:35-1:35pm: Presentation
• 1:35-2:00pm: Q&A, wrap-up
Online. You must register for the link