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NYC dbt meetup (IN-PERSON)

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NYC dbt meetup (IN-PERSON)


We're very excited to be hosting our first IN-PERSON NYC dbt meetup in over 2 years! Looking forward to socializing and seeing new and familiar faces.

Our venue has capacity limits, so please only RSVP if you intend to come and and reach out to if you need to cancel last minute or change your RSVP status on the Meetup to "Not Going."

dbt Meetups are networking events open to all folks working with data! Talks predominantly focus on community members' experience with dbt, however, you'll catch presentations on broader topics such as analytics engineering, data stacks, data ops, modeling, testing, and team structures.

For the best Meetup experience, make sure to join the #local-nyc channel in dbt Slack (


📣 Agenda and additional details below:

  • 6:30pm Intro remarks | Refreshments & Conversation
  • 7:00-7:25 Talk #1 + Q&A
  • 7:25-7:50 Talk #2 + Q&A
  • 7:50-8:00pm Closing remarks
  • 8:00-9:00 Reception & Networking (socializing, light food and refreshments 🍷 🍺 🧀 ☕ 🥤)

✨ Speaker Lineup✨

🗣 Aaron Richter, Senior Data Engineer at Squarespace

A Deep Dive into the dbt Manifest

Ever noticed the manifest.json file that dbt puts into your target folder? This little file contains rich information about your dbt project that enables numerous fun use cases! These include complex deployment configurations, quality enforcement, and streamlined development workflows. This talk will go over what the manifest is and how it is produced, along with case studies of how the manifest is used across Squarespace’s data pipelines.

This talk will be accessible to new dabblers in dbt all the way to seasoned experts. Come find out what the manifest can do for you!

🗣 Sam Werbalowsky, Data Engineer at Commonbond

Creating a Smooth Transition from Data Person to Data Team

Have you ever been the “data person” at a company, and suddenly had to hire a data or analytics engineer? Sam will talk about shifting a team from a team of one to a team of two. Some highlights include establishing standards for syntax and modeling, finding operational inefficiencies, and reducing internalized knowledge.

👆 Stay tuned for more details on these talks!


dbt is a command line tool that speaks the preferred language of data analysts everywhere—SQL. With dbt, analysts take ownership of the entire analytics engineering workflow, from writing data transformation code to deployment and documentation.

COVID Policy:
Any public space where other people are present holds an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. By attending this event, I agree to voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure and agree to not hold dbt Labs or any of their affiliates including partners and sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, volunteers (“Representatives”) or venues liable for illness. I understand and agree that dbt Labs has an interest and obligation in protecting the health and well-being of dbt Labs Representatives, venue staff and other attendees; therefore, I agree that, if I’ve chosen not to be fully vaccinated as determined by my local country’s public health guidelines for personal, religious, medical or other reasons, I will only participate in a dbt Labs meetup remotely by watching live or via a recording, and I will not attend in-person. When in attendance in person, I will take necessary precautions while at the event in accordance with local and national health guidelines and regulations, which may include, but be not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask in public areas when not consuming food or beverages, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments such as overcrowded bars or restaurants. I agree to not attend any dbt Labs event if I feel ill or have had recent exposure to a potentially COVID-19 infected individual. Venue may have other covid- or public health-related requirements in place, and I agree to abide by those requirements when disclosed by venue.

COVID-19 safety measures
COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be indoors
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
530 5th Ave · New York, NY
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