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SQL in the City Summit

  • Austin, TX May 22, 2019

SQL in the City Summit Austin brings together database, IT, operations, and development leaders together to discuss Compliant Database DevOps. Stay ahead of the competition and discuss what's needed to effectively balance the demand for delivering software faster, while protecting and preserving business critical data.

The event agenda includes thought provoking sessions presented by world class speakers, engaging panel discussions with industry peers, plus time for networking.

Discover why DevOps has been adopted by many successful organizations across various industries, hear how your organization could benefit, and understand how best to implement this positive shift in your IT team.

If you lead an IT team or manage databases on Microsoft's Data Platform register for the Summit to understand how Redgate is helping leaders like you to deliver value quicker and keep their data safe.

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There's a limited number of tickets available for the Summit, to support effective networking and a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for all. You'll need to use an Access Code to register – please reach out to your regional Redgate Account Rep to obtain a code.

Session schedule

TimeSession / Activity
9:00AM - 9:30AMRegistration and networking Tea, coffee, and pastries
Book a meeting with your Redgate Account Manager
9:30AM - 10:30AMOpening Keynote: 2019 State of Database DevOps
Kendra Little, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Evangelist at Redgate

Join us to dive into the key findings of the 2019 State of Database DevOps Report and investigate the growing importance of the database in successful DevOps and IT performance. Now in its third year, nearly 3,000 database professionals have contributed to the State of Database DevOps report. The responses give a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities of adopting Database DevOps.

You’ll discover a wealth of insights, including:

  • The main drivers for automating the delivery of database changes
  • The impact Database DevOps has on regulatory and compliance requirements
  • How organizations are adopting Database DevOps alongside broader DevOps initiatives – and the advantages it brings
  • How real-world champions are helping their organizations and the community realize the benefits of Database DevOps

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10:30AM - 11:15AMWhat you need to know before launching a DevOps Initiative – Q&A
Panel speakers: we're in the process of finalizing our line-up of industry professionals. If you're interested in sharing your insights, get in touch.

A wide range of stakeholders are involved in implementing a DevOps initiative, from IT Directors or Managers to Developers and the C-level, all of whom need to understand the benefits to be gained. Hear from experts who share their experiences of their journey towards database DevOps in their organizations.

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11:15AM - 11:30AMMorning break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
11:30AM - 12:30PMImplementing Compliant Database DevOps in your organization
Brian McRae, Head of AMER Pre-Sales Engineering, Redgate

Your business depends on minimizing the risk to your most valuable asset: your data. By implementing Redgate’s Compliant Database DevOps solution to your Microsoft SQL Server estate, you can protect business-critical data, while also improving the efficiency and quality of software delivery.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • The key benefits of extending DevOps practices to the database
  • The current state of Database DevOps
  • Demo of Redgate’s Compliant Database DevOps solution

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12:30PM - 1:30PMCatered lunch
Networking and one-on-one meetings with Account Managers – Book a meeting
1:30PM - 2:15PMBuilding quality into your continuous delivery process
Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com
2:15PM - 3:00PMThe Business Case – Set yourself up for success within three months
Jeffrey Palermo, CEO of Clear Measure

You see the value to standardizing and automating your database code and deployment practices, but you need to translate that vision into a practical strategy to effect change in your organization. Where do you begin?

In this session, we’ll draw from our extensive experience in helping Redgate customers move successfully through our onboarding process to transform their teams. You’ll learn what to consider when scoping your DevOps project, how to instigate cultural change to support your new processes, and how to create a game plan for a successful proof of concept which successfully launches your Compliant Database DevOps initiative.

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3:00PM - 3:30PMAfternoon break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
3:30PM - 4:30PMCase Study: Utilizing SQL Provision as part of a Database DevOps and compliance approach
Speaker to be announced
4:30PM - 5:30PMNetworking, canapes and drinks reception

Please note: The session schedule may be subject to change, check this page for updates.

Speakers

Kendra Little

Data Platform MVP, Evangelist at Redgate, littlekendra.com

Kendra is a Microsoft Certified Master and a Microsoft MVP. She has taught developers and DBAs around the world to write fast, reliable code for SQL Server.

Kendra fell in love with the challenge of deploying software to a complex database environment when she worked in a build operations team at a software startup. She went on to manage and deploy changes to performance critical databases at Microsoft Corporation, working with systems from internal source control databases to customer-facing very large databases (VLDBs). Since then, Kendra has worked internationally as a trainer and consultant, specializing in performance tuning and practical code patterns for SQL Server. She joined Redgate as a Product Evangelist in 2018.

@Kendra_Little

Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, Editor at sqlservercentral.com

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 SQLServerCentral.com 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 SQLServerCentral.com, SQL Server Standard magazine, SQL Server Magazine, and Database Journal.

@way0utwest

Brian McRae

Pre-Sales Engineer at Redgate

Although relatively new to Redgate, Brian is an experienced Pre-Sales Engineer with more than 20 years of technology experience as a developer, architect, and DBA. During that time, he worked in dozens of industries with hundreds of companies, from the Fortune 50 to venture-backed startups.

His breadth of experience and technical expertise allows him to understand the bigger picture implications of technology within the enterprise, and he specializes in helping clients architect Redgate solutions that are both technically sound and commercially viable.

Jeffrey Palermo

CEO of Clear Measure

Jeffrey is a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP and CEO of Clear Measure, the go to software engineering firm for mid-market B2B companies, and one of the fastest growing small business in central TX (ABJ/Inc. 5000).

Jeffrey has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2006 and has spoken at national conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Tech Ed, VS Live, and DevTeach. He has founded and run several software user groups and is the author of several print books, video books, and many articles. A graduate of Texas A&M University and the Jack Welch Management Institute, an Eagle Scout, and an Iraq war veteran, Jeffrey likes to spend time with his family of five camping and riding dirtbikes.

John Sterrett

Principal Consultant, Procure SQL LLC

John Sterrett is an MCSE: Data Platform, Principal Consultant and the Founder of Procure SQL LLC. Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com

John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a leader of the Austin SQL Server User Group and was the founder of the HADR Virtual Chapter.

Venue

Microsoft
10900 Stonelake Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

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