Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group

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Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!

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October

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The Hiring R Developers as SQL Developers Cheat Sheet

HR just handed you another steaming pile of SQL Developer resumes. Your last phone screening went something like “I connected Sharepoint to an Access database and ran a Macro in Excel. I’d like to make 95k.”

You’ve decided to go rogue and do your own recruiting.  You hit up a few data related user groups and stumble in to an R Users group  at the local university. You say to yourself, “Whatever else these people are, they are excited about data. “ Followed by “I wish these people knew SQL. I’d hire one tomorrow”. They continue to talk amongst themselves about dataframes, tidyverses and mutations. In a moment of clarity you realize “we’re not that different after all”.

In the upcoming Louisville SQL Users Group meeting, we’re going to walk through developing interview questions for an R user with no SQL or database experience. We’ll do a side by side comparison of R and TSQL syntax, so you can formulate screening questions, grow your interview pool  and hopefully make your hiring process less rage quit inducing. 

Featured Presentation:

The Hiring R Developers as SQL Developers Cheat Sheet

John Mark Inman, BI Developer Farm Credit Mid-America

HR just handed you another steaming pile of SQL Developer resumes. Your last phone screening went something like “I connected Sharepoint to an Access database and ran a Macro in Excel. I’d like to make 95k.” You’ve decided to go rogue and do your own recruiting. You hit up a few data related user groups and stumble in to an R Users group at the local university. You say to yourself, “Whatever else these people are, they are excited about data. “ Followed by “I wish these people knew SQL. I’d hire one tomorrow”. They continue to talk amongst themselves about dataframes, tidyverses and mutations. In a moment of clarity you realize “we’re not that different after all”. In the upcoming Louisville SQL Users Group meeting, we’re going to walk through developing interview questions for an R user with no SQL or database experience. We’ll do a side by side comparison of R and TSQL syntax, so you can formulate screening questions, grow your interview pool and hopefully make your hiring process less rage quit inducing.

About John Mark:
John Mark Inman is an experienced analytics professional. He is currently a BI Developer for Farm Credit Mid-America.

 

 

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