Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Apr 15 2015

Query Questions I ask during interviews?

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Apr 15 2015 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


Town Center 2 (TC-2), DOH, room 153
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, Alabama

Olympia Area SQL Server User Group meeting.

Featured Presentation

Query Questions I ask during interviews?

Speaker: Rick Morelan

Summary: If you are already good with joins and know how to use basic criteria you will always survive the first 10-15 minutes of most SQL interviews. Then they throw tricks at you like finding the middle value, generate running totals, or finding the one missing record from two identical tables. These days “They” is now me as my company has me interview all new SQL hires. I want people to do well and wish for them to have the needed skills. The tricky questions are often solved with 6 lines of code or less. The goal of this presentation is to help you be a good SQL query interviewer or interviewee. All examples will come from my SQL Queries Volume 2 book and all attendees will receive a free copy of this book (first 80 people).

About Rick: Rick Morelan is the author of the “Joes 2 Pros” book SQL series. Rick has previously worked at Microsoft for more than 12 years and has obtained SQL Certifications in Development, Administration, and BI. Rick has presented at SQL Saturdays in the USA, Canada, and India. Currently Rick works in the BI department for a division of IGT. Ricks Joes2Pros YouTube channel has 5000 subscribers and nearly 2 million total video views since 2010. http://www.youtube.com/joes2pros.


Supplementary Materials

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Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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