Speaking at SQL Saturday 92 - Agile Database Development!

26 September 2011

I have just been accepted to do a 90-minute presentation at SQL Saturday 92, in Portland, Oregon. The topic? Database Development: Keep it Agile, Not Fragile.

The world of software development is accelerating. The time between a project idea and its release date is shrinking. That means developers, business staff, and IT personnel need to do iterative (a.k.a. agile) design and development. Agile development for most types of systems is a known quantity. Agile development for databases is harder, and the best practices are more obscure.

Having done a few hundred database releases in an agile fashion, I’ll be presenting best practices, anti practices, tips, tricks, demos, and scripts you can use. Don’t miss out!


Speaking at SQL PASS 2011 - Lightning Talk!

24 August 2011

I have just been accepted to do a Lightning Talk at PASS Summit 2011. I’m very humbled, and really looking forward to it. For 5 minutes, I’ll be presenting on the “Top 10 Ways to Break Your Deployments”. This will be fun, because there are thousands of ways to break deployments.

For the math geniuses out there, that’s a way to break your deployment every 30 seconds!

For a full lineup of Lightning Talks, go to http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/SummitContent/LightningTalks2011.aspx

I can hardly wait for PASS now. Meanwhile, time to practice my spiel!