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Event Spotlight: Data Council in Austin TX
The data community will be coming together on March 28-30 in beautiful Austin, TX for Data Council 2023. The conference features three days of workshops and networking activities led by some of the top minds in data today.
A few talks we are excited about:
- The Missing Manual: Everything you need to know about Snowflake optimization Data practitioners are on the hot seat right now to reduce costs. Niall Woodward and Ian Whitestone, co-founders of SELECT, are experts in Snowflake optimization. Check out this blog for a preview of their work.
- Data Contracts: Accountable Data Quality Chad Sanderson and his leadership around data contracts is shaping the future of data quality. Here's an article to learn more about data contracts.
- Data Products Aren't Just for Data Teams Katie Hindson of Lightdash will speak about data products, and why every team in an organization must have access to the data.
New Podcast Alert: The Joe Reis Show
Joe Reis is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Fundamentals of Data Engineering and the co-host of the Monday Morning Data Chat with Matt Housley.
Joe launched a solo podcast this week that's available on Spotify.
Creator Spotlight: Emilie Schario
Emilie's Newsletter is a compelling intersection of work themes and life themes. In her post, "The Swim Class Checklist", Emilie explores the power of the checklist and how to right-size your solution to fit the problem.
Community Spotlight: dbt Slack
The dbt Slack community is a thriving spot to meet and talk with nearly 50K data practitioners. Here's a few hidden-gem channels (with ~1000 members, or less) to check out:
#advice-mock-interviews: In this channel, members post interview questions and discuss how to answer them. It's an invaluable resource if you are looking for a job or if you are hiring and need ideas about how to screen the candidates.
#tools-vscode: Most of us use the free VS Code IDE for dbt development, but do you know about the dbt-power-user extension?
#dbt-certification: If you've been working with dbt, why not get certified in 2023? This channel has the best resources to prepare for the exam.