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Redgate Advocates

Helping the community solve problems together

Ryan Booz

Ryan has been working as a PostgreSQL advocate, developer, DBA and product manager for more than 20 years, primarily working with time-series data on PostgreSQL and the Microsoft Data Platform.

Ryan is a long-time DBA, starting with MySQL and Postgres in the late 90s. He spent more than 15 years working with Microsoft SQL Server before returning to PostgreSQL full-time in 2018.

He is at the top of his game when he is learning something new about the data platform or teaching others about the technology he loves


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Steve Jones

Steve is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 on OS/2. After working as a DBA and developer for a variety of companies, Steve co-founded the community website in 2001.

Since 2004, Steve has been the full-time editor of the site, ensuring it continues to be a great resource for SQL Server professionals. Over the last decade, Steve has written hundreds of articles about SQL Server for, SQL Server Standard magazine, SQL Server Magazine and Database Journal.


Voice of the DBA

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Grant Fritchey

Grant is a Data Platform MVP and AWS Community Builder with over 30 years' experience in IT, including time spent in support and development.

Grant has experience with both on-premises, and cloud-based data management, and DevOps. He has experience with multiple development languages and platforms. Grant has written books for Apress and Simple-Talk. Grant presents at conferences and user groups, large and small, all over the world. He joined Redgate Software as a product advocate January 2011.


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Community Leaders

Working alongside our advocates we also have Kathi and Louis who continue to support the community by attending and speaking at community events

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Kathi Kellenberger

Kathi Kellenberger is a Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 1998. She has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over twenty technical books.

Kathi is the co-leader of the Data Platform Women in Technology Virtual Group and a volunteer at LaunchCode. When Kathi isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, singing, and climbing the stairs of tall buildings.

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Louis Davidson

Louis is the editor of our Simple-Talk website. Prior to that, has was a corporate database developer and data architect for a non-profit organization for 25 years!

Louis has been a Microsoft MVP since 2004 and is the author of a series of SQL Server Database Design books, most recently Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation.

Upcoming speaker sessions

Hear presentations and talks from our Advocates and other members of the Redgate team at many industry events across the globe.

To see where we will be heading to next check out the list below.

We don't have any confirmed speaking sessions right now, but we are planning more so check back here soon. If you have an event that you would like the advocates to consider speaking at then get in touch via their Twitter or blogs


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