My Yeps and Nopes for Balancing Work and Life (T-SQL Tuesday #141)

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This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by TJay Belt (@tjaybelt). 2020 and 2021 brought changes for many of us, and TJay wants to know what we have learned, tried, or implemented for balancing work and life during this time. This is an interesting topic for me because I absolutely failed at it in 2020. It was only a few months into 2021 that I started figuring things out for myself. In this post, I will be sharing and explaining the yeps and nopes I have implemented for myself while working from home.

(Side note: After figuring out how to spell dos and don’ts, and deciding that all of the correct options look weird, I chose to use “yeps and nopes” instead. Just… just roll with it 😅)

Developing in Containers using Visual Studio Code (T-SQL Tuesday #140)

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This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Anthony Nocentino (@nocentino). He wants to know what we’ve been up to with containers. Perfect timing, because I have just spent the last couple of weeks learning how to develop in containers using Visual Studio Code! I was planning to write this for myself anyway, but perhaps it can be interesting for others as well 🤓

What is the use case?

One of my clients are using dbt (Data Build Tool) for their data transformations. In short, this means that developers write data transformations in SQL as SELECT statements. All SQL code can be combined with Jinja templates. Inside of these Jinja templates, developers can reference other tables, use control logic, or define common SQL code snippets as reusable macros. Dbt then compiles the SQL+Jinja code into pure SQL.

Ask the Experts: Data Integration in Azure Synapse Analytics (at Data Toboggan 2021)

On Saturday, June 12th, 2021, I will be moderating an Ask the Experts session at Data Toboggan! This is a free event focusing on Azure Synapse Analytics. There are over twenty sessions and lightning talks scheduled, covering topics such as architecture, performance, tools, data integration, machine learning and much more.

If you have any questions about Data Integration in Azure Synapse Analytics (or Azure Data Factory), join us! You don’t want to miss this session 🤓

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Speaking at Global Azure Norway 2021

On Friday, April 16th, 2021, I will be speaking at Global Azure Norway! Global Azure is a virtual 3-day event where communities from around the world organize live streams that are open for everyone to join. All the live streams add up to one global event with more than 500 speakers and sessions, so you should be able to find something interesting 🤓

I will be presenting my session called Pipeline and Data Flows: Introduction to Data Integration in Azure Synapse Analytics. Do you want to learn about something else? You can find all the worldwide sessions on the Global Azure website, or the local sessions on the Global Azure Norway website.

Speaker card showing Cathrine Wilhelmsen presenting at Global Azure Norway.