Intro to SQL

Galvanize - San Francisco - 44 Tehama St San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

This class will cover:
* Recognizing and reading the purpose and basic syntax of SQL
* Connecting to a database
* Querying individual tables
* Aggregating data in individual tables
* Querying multiple related tables (JOINs)

Have you ever wanted to query a database at work, or get started with basic analysis? SQL is a great place to start. SQL, or Structured Query Language is one of the most common tools that programmers, data scientists, and business people use to query and store data. This class will teach you to make most queries used to access most data, and empower you to keep practicing and building your SQL skills! Most importantly, you'll connect with others in our community who want to learn and apply SQL to their work, so you'll have a network of peers who you can keep in touch with and learn from.


* Practice breaking down problems into data models (This is covered in this course:

If you're handy with a spreadsheet to organize information, this class is for you. If you'd like to practice before class, try working through the Airtable Guide ( which covers some of the basics of working with data conceptually, before introducing SQL. It should take about two to three hours to read through that guide and view some examples of common business problems modeled as data.


• Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger
• A modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

If you do not have a laptop, please contact the instructors. We have a limited number of Chromebooks for students to borrow.


Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship ( Due to the number of applications, only the scholarship recipient will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!



Liz Howard helped get the GDI SF chapter off the ground from 2012-2014 by teaching classes and organizing the chapter. She's helped found several schools, including Hackbright Academy, and the Web Development Immersive at Galvanize. Now she's a traveling instructor, focused on bringing the power of technology to everyone.

Faiza Khan has taught Probability and Calculus courses to undergraduates for 2.5 years. Her deep interest in Computer Science and Mathematics has led her to transition into Data Science. She loves playing PC games and has recently gotten into fitness.


Check out Intro to Data Modeling on Tuesday, March 26th (


Monday, Apr 1
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


Galvanize - San Francisco
44 Tehama St San Francisco