Snowflake Developers & Community Update — January 2023

In this monthly update, we share handpicked resources and news about Snowflake developer programs, user groups, discussion channels, advocacy opportunities, and open source projects.

Felipe Hoffa
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4 min readFeb 1


January Editor’s note: Felipe Hoffa

We take turns on compiling the monthly community updates — and since this is my month, let me add some notes before our usual update:

DB-Engines ranking: Snowflake is now #11 of all databases
The phenomenal growth around our Snowflake communities

Let’s continue on to the regular update:

Don’t build alone. Meet your peers at Snowflake User Groups

The previously announced Developers User Group Virtual Meeting on January 17 was moved to Jan 31. Join to learn all about Iceberg tables and interact with the co-creator of Apache Iceberg Ryan Blue. Other upcoming usergroup meetings are: Austin, Dallas, and Cyber Security

Find a chapter near you and join a local meeting at

New Quickstarts, release updates, and blog posts to help you build!

Perspectives from Data Superheroes

Dan Galavan: Plays with Snowflake and ChatGPT

Debi Prasad Mishra: Row-lever security and access policies

Clark Perucho: Tuning queries

Congrats to our featured Data Superhero of the month:

Yohei Onishi is an active contributor to Snowflake’s Terraform projects and you can check out his blog posts here (for Japanese) or here (for English).

Meet our Data Superheroes and connect with them in the Community

Check out our Data Superheroes directory here

Watch and learn: Video demos, how-tos, and more

Calling all Snowflake developers, data scientists, and ML engineers! Our new Snowflake Developer YouTube channel is LIVE and features tutorials, tips, insights, and best practices on Snowflake and app development trends.

Want to share your technical blog, video demo, or sample app with other Snowflake builders?

Please send it to us at

Until next time…keep building!

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Felipe Hoffa

Data Cloud Advocate at Snowflake ❄️. Originally from Chile, now in San Francisco and around the world. Previously at Google. Let’s talk data.