What we're about

Welcome to the Triangle SQL Server User Group (TriPASS)! We are an active group of SQL Server professionals that meet monthly for formal presentations on many SQL Server topics. We cover everything from database design, development, deployment, performance, and IT support. We also Business Intelligence topics like data warehousing, reporting, ETL and Big Data. Visit us at our monthly meetings where our sponsors always provide us with free food and beverages. Many times we will have a raffle for books and other items provided by our sponsors.

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Shop Talk

Online event

Do you have a question about SQL Server or the data platform space? Are you running into technical problems in the office and want a second opinion? Do you have an urge to stump our panel with arcane or weird scenarios--or watch others do just that to us? Then Shop Talk is for you.

Shop Talk is a Q&A-driven broadcast featuring Mala Mahadevan, Tracy Boggiano, Mike Chrestensen, and Kevin Feasel. Each week, we will dedicate one hour to answering your questions, including live questions with no prep (and I can't see how that could possibly go wrong!). Send questions to us on the air at https://www.twitch.tv/trianglessug or get them to us early by e-mailing [masked] and give us a fighting chance to come up with the right answer.

Prior episodes' show notes are available at https://shoptalk.tripass.org .

Chatbots: Let People Talk To Your Data So You Don't Have to Talk To Them

Are you a data professional tired of answering the same questions over and over again? Whether you're a DBA or a developer, those constant, monotonous questions can take your focus away from the task at hand. "What server is that on?" "What report contains that data?" "What environment has that bug?" While it may be considered rude to tell somebody to "talk to the hand", "go ask my chatbot" sounds less rude, more fun, and actually helpful! During this session you will learn how to build a chatbot and its underlying components so you feed it the data that will help your colleagues make decisions without interrupting your workflow. You'll also be able to supplement your data professional skills with AI and chatbot knowledge as well!

Matt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY Data Technology Group and a frequent domestic and international community speaker. He's an IDERA ACE alumnus and 2021 Friend of Redgate. His original data professional role was in database development, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. Following several years as a consultant, he is now the Director of Data and Infrastructure for rev.io, where he is implementing data governance, DevOps, and performance improvements enterprise-wide.

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