About SQL Friday

SQL Friday is a weekly online lunch seminar about Microsoft Data Platform. It’s hosted by Magnus Ahlkvist (B | T) and financed by Transmokopter SQL AB.

Every friday, at noon CEST, a new speaker will present on a new topic (or by all means by the same topic as a previous speaker, with a different angle).

All the sessions are recorded and published on Youtube. You will be able to watch the sessions right on here, the posts about upcoming speakers and their session will be updated with an embedded Youtube video.

You register to upcoming events on our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SQL-Friday/. The direct link to the Meetup meeting will be in the post about upcoming sessions. We aim at announcing speakers weeks in advance, but will always keep the upcoming Friday session on top.

Sessions will be streamed with Microsoft Teams, as long as we don’t hit the 250 attendees limit. Should we hit that limit, we’ll move over to a platform that allow more attendees. As nice as it is to be able to watch the sessions on Youtube, we want interaction. Sessions are way more fun and interesting when we can interrupt the speaker with questions in the chat, right? “Hey, can you show that again, what the heck kind of operator was that?”

Do you want to speak at SQL Friday?

Fill out the form on the Call for Speakers page. It’s kind of low-tech, so if you have more than one session abstract, you can either send all your abstracts in one go, or you send in multiple form submissions. In the later case, please include your Speaker Bio in all submissions.

If you speak on SQL Friday, you agree to have me interrupt your session with questions and that I will record your session and put it on Youtube and embedded on SQL Friday webpage. By speaking you also sign off on the Code of conduct below.

There are no other obligations for you as a speaker – you are free to present the exact same session wherever and whenever you feel like it as far as SQL Friday is concerned. If you want to share your presentation material, you do that. If you don’t want to share, you don’t. If you do, we can put a link on the session post if you want.

Code of conduct

If you participate in a SQL Friday session, you must follow this simple code of conduct.

Be nice to people. This includes the speaker, the host/moderator and of course all the other attendees. Respect other people’s right to their own space. Don’t get in peoples face.

Understand that irony doesn’t work as well in writing as it might do in an in-person meeting, where your body language helps you.

Understand that you can not and may not be the judge of anyone else’s feelings. If you do something that offends someone, even when that is not the purpose, don’t argue. Just back down. You may or may not understand what was going on, but SQL Friday is not meant for you to test limits.

See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? If you feel anyone is not respecting this very simple Code of Conduct, contact the moderator during the session or write an email to friday@sqlfriday.net – we want to keep SQL Friday clean from abuse.