SQL in the City Streamed

  • April 3, 2019

Welcome to the first of our popular SQL in the City Streamed events in 2019.

When: Wednesday April 3
Where: Livestream on the Redgate Hub
Time: 09:00-14:00 Eastern / 14:00 - 19:00 BST – convert to local time
Duration: 5 hours – gather your team together for a training day

The theme for the first SQL in the City Streamed event of 2019 is a topical one – standardizing database change management across your organization. If different teams work in different ways, perhaps using their own tools and processes, inefficiencies creep in. Errors occur as changes move from development through testing to staging and production. Think collaboration, automation, tool and process standardization, and it’s a different story. Workflows are streamlined, errors are minimized, and real value starts being delivered to the business.

Microsoft MVPs, Kathi Kellenberger (Editor of Simple Talk), Grant Fritchey (, Steve Jones (Editor of SQLServerCentral) and Kendra Little (Founder of SQL Workbooks) head up the speaker line-up, joined by members of the team at Redgate.

The schedule includes sessions designed to broaden your skillset, support your ongoing learning, and keep you up-to-date with what’s new in the industry and at Redgate.

  • Learn about the cultural shift necessary to introduce collaboration between and across teams
  • Discover the top ten SQL Toolbelt tips for standardizing and automating database changes
  • See the advantages to be gained by provisioning masked database copies for use in development
  • Hear about the critical role the database now plays in software development
  • Understand the business case for database change management

The first SQL in the City Streamed for 2019 promises to be more popular than ever, so register your place and save the date in your diary.

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Grant Fritchey

Data Platform MVP, Product Evangelist at Redgate,

Grant 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.


Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, Editor at

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.


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.


Kendra Little

Data Platform MVP, Evangelist at Redgate,

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.


Tom Austin

Head of Pre-Sales Engineering 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.

“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.”