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Every 3rd Friday of a month at 17:00 CEST, this group organizes free Azure, SQL Server or Power BI data virtual Meet-Up to celebrate the start of the weekend by meeting people to a Microsoft Data Platform talk.

It is for beginner to experts of Microsofts Data Platform. Enjoy a speakers talk and a networking event thereafter.

From Wikipedia: TGIF = "Thank God It's Friday is a common expression in English speaking Western countries [and is not connotated to any religion, added comment by Data TGIFs lead organizer]. It expresses gratification that the working week is nearly over, and a weekend of leisure will soon be here."

Our goal is to spread knowledge in Microsoft Data Platform and to give opportunities for national and international networking for the Swiss community. Focus is primarily on online meetings so that everyone can participate from their own place but we may organize in-person meetings as soon as possible as well. Meetings are held in English so that we may cover all Swiss language regions.

The format is that the speaker generally has 30 mins for their presentation and there will be 30-45 mins for networking afterwards. That means, you may - if you want - engage your webcam and microphone to speak with others.

If you are interested in speaking, please do not hesitate to contact the leading team, especially if you're a new speaker! We will support and prioritize you.

If the speaker agrees to, the session will be recorded and published on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZoYl6zg8yNWCzjPsaxtvA

We emphasize that we want to create this event harassment-free and inclusive for everyone.

*** Code of Conduct ***

  • Treat everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, age or any other reason.
  • 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 and create space for others’ communication preferences.
  • Those who not comply immediately may be asked to leave the session.
  • Reach out to the organizers if you feel harassed, we will help you.

As event and experience organizers, we seek to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would be deemed harassment or discrimination. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by our standards and we encourage everyone to assist in creating a safe and welcoming environment. Please report any concerns, suspicious activity, or disruptive behavior to the Data TGIF lead team so the Data TGIF lead team can address issues immediately and expelling any individual at their discretion. Any individual who has been banned from other similar events or conferences may be banned from any of events that Data TGIF hosts. Furthermore, we reserve our rights to ban individuals who are banned from other similar events and to disclose and share the offender's identity to third parties, including law enforcement.

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Inclusive database design by Randolph West

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# Inclusive database design
If you’ve ever used a true / false value to represent gender in a database, this session is for you. I’ll talk about small changes you can make to be more inclusive in your database design—with the least amount of effort—that can make all the difference to the people using your systems.

# Randolph West, Senior Technical Writer at Microsoft
Randolph West (they/them) writes about the Microsoft Data Platform, having worked with SQL Server since the late 1990s. When not writing about technology, you can see them acting on the stage and screen, or doing voices for independent video games. Former five-time Data Platform MVP and charter member of the Azure Data Community Advisory Board. Founder of the Calgary Data User Group. Connect with Randolph on Twitter @_randolph_west, or buy their books on Amazon. They blog on bornsql.ca/blog/.

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TBD by Taiob Ali

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TBD (non-tech Talk) by Meagan Longoria

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Cleanup Power BI Reports with the Power BI Cleaner tool by Imke Feldman

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