Demo Day Recap: 2021-04-23

The last Demo Day of April had such energy and was incredibly fun! If you missed it, the recording of the livestream is available on the Meltano YouTube channel.

Taylor briefly shared some recent updates around the Community including our 1000 member milestone and enhancements of the Slack channels. He also detailed some of the efforts with the SingerHub including defining the spec and the live preview that is available.

We then had community member Reuben Frankel give a brief demo of Matatika after which he shared the two merge requests he’s been working on. The first is the new meltano remove command which will remove the installed plugin from the project completely. He also shared the other MR which will add the ability to specify the kind of a setting when adding a custom plugin. These are fantastic contributions and we really appreciate them!

Community member Derek Visch then shared his recent work on making a target for Microsoft SQL Server. As we work towards building out the SDK to support database targets, we’ll be making this an even easier task. He’s actively looking for collaborators on this target and we’re excited to work on creating useful abstractions for targets more generally.

AJ then shared details about the 0.1.3 release of the Singer SDK which adds the is_sorted stream property, adds the signpost feature and the get_replication_key_signpost() method, and fixes several bugs.

Lastly, Douwe walked through the 1.72.0 release of Meltano which added out-of-the-box support for Slack as a data source and Redshift as a destination. It also included a fantastic contribution from Charles Julian Knight that enables command shortcuts to be defined and invoked on a per plugin basis. Douwe gives an excellent demo in the video if you’re interested in this feature.

Overall, this was a great Demo Day and we look forward to hosting many more of these. We’re always listening to feedback and looking for ways to improve, so please contribute to any issue within the main project or chat with us on Slack if that’s more your style. Thank you to everyone who joined the livestream!

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Our next Meltano Demo Day is on Friday, May 7 and we have our next office hours session on Wednesday, April 28. We hope to see you there!