SQL in the City Streamed
February 2018

Following the popular response to SQL in the City Streamed, Redgate’s free virtual event which has been held annually for the past two years, SQL in the City Streamed will now be happening every quarter during 2018. The first of these was held on February 28 2018.

Redgate’s Data Platform MVPs, Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey and Kathi Kellenberger (Editor of Simple Talk), headed up the speaker line-up, joined by other Redgaters and guest speakers.

The theme for February's SQL in the City Streamed was Data Privacy and Protection. Many of you will be aware that the new GDPR legislation comes into effect in May and, in light of this, the livestream agenda included sessions to help you become best equipped to deal with the challenges GDPR brings to compliant database management.

  • Learn how to deliver value fast and keep your data safe
  • Keep up with the latest advances of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Discover how to solve complex challenges using Redgate tools
  • Connect with the Redgate community via the forum

Watch the recording of SQL in the City Streamed Feb 2018

Session schedule

Time (GMT)Session
12:00PMIntroduction to SQL in the City Streamed
Annabel Bradford, Events Marketing Manager at Redgate
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12:05PMKeynote - Not just for Europe: The global impact of the GDPR
Steve Jones, Data Platform MVP and Editor at Sqlservercentral.com
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12:35PMHabits of Great SQL Developers
Ike Ellis, Data Platform MVP and Partner at Crafting Bytes
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1:45PMComfort break / or tune into Redgate Videos
1:55PMBest practices for getting started with database versioning and automation
Tom Austin, Pre-Sales Engineer at Redgate
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2:25PMData protection & privacy in the world of database DevOps
Grant Fritchey Data Platform MVP and Evangelist at Redgate
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3:25PMComfort break / or tune into Redgate Videos
3:35PMCreate, protect, and manage databases for compliant DevOps
Steve Jones, Data Platform MVP and Editor at Sqlservercentral.com
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4:35PMHow great DBAs manage their day
Kathi Kellenberger, Data Platform MVP and Simple Talk Editor, and Ben Emmett, Product Manager at Redgate
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Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, Editor at sqlservercentral.com

Steve Jones 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.


Grant Fritchey

Data Platform MVP, Product Evangelist at Redgate, scarydba.com

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years experience in IT including time spent in support and development.

Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant volunteers at PASS with the Editorial Committee and is president of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG). He has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Redgate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011.


Kathi Kellenberger

Data Platform MVP, Editor at Simple Talk

Kathi Kellenberger is the Editor of Simple Talk and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server for almost 20 years and has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over a dozen technical books.

Kathi is the co-leader of the PASS 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.


Ike Ellis

Data Platform MVP and Partner at Crafting Bytes

Ike has been active in the SQL Server community for twenty years. He recently released the second edition of his book, Developing Azure Solutions. He's a partner in a San Diego software studio, Crafting Bytes.

He's chairman of the San Diego Tech Immersion Group, a technical book club that meets once a month. He also co-chairs the San Diego Software Architects Group.


Ben Emmett

Product Manager at Redgate

Ben is a technical product manager for Redgate's developer and DBA tools, with an emphasis on performance and monitoring. He spends his days digging into what makes applications grind to a halt, as well as what it takes to build and operate something fast & scalable. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably messing with some electronics, cooking, or playing the violin.

Tom Austin

Pre-Sales Engineer at Redgate

Tom is an experienced Pre-Sales Engineer who has worked with Redgate SQL Server tools since 2008. During that time he has worked with hundreds of clients across the globe, from start-ups to FTSE/Fortune 100 companies and everything in between. He specialises in helping clients to improve their approach to Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) and has recently been writing and delivering DLM training courses in Europe and Asia.

Annabel Bradford

Communities & Events Marketing Manager at Redgate

Annabel is the Events and Communities Marketing Manager at Redgate, and has 10 years’ experience in community and events marketing. For the past 7 years she’s specialised in creating, organising, marketing, and managing events and community marketing for Redgate software.


“SQL in the City is a great opportunity to see what's coming next from Redgate, as well as a chance to get some free training. The presenters are knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is contagious. Watch and learn.”