Speaking

I love to share my experiences with the community.

In many ways I owe a debt to the London Continuous Delivery and #SQLFamily communities, without whom I would never have set up DLM Consultants. That’s why I joined committee for both the London CD Meetup and SQL Relay conference to ensure that other folk are able to benefit just like I have.

I believe that we need to apply DevOps principles to the delivery of relational databases. I often talk about that at DevOps and SQL conferences. You can read about the sessions I deliver here.

If you scroll down you’ll find details for my upcoming speaker engagements. If you scroll down further you’ll find the details of my past talks.

Your database should not be a bottleneck on delivering customer value.

Upcoming events

9th Dec 2017: SQL Saturday Slovenia

€20M+ fines and prison: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, are you compliant?  (Joint session with Pete Moore, b|t)

19th Jan 2018: SQL Saturday (Friday!) Vienna

Adopting Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) at a large Viennese software house (Joint session with Manoj Lona, Database Team Lead at Greentube)

21st Feb 2018: SQL Bits

Database DevOps in A Day (pre-con)

10th Mar 2017: SQL Saturday Iceland

Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

Past events

2017 – 33 events, 42 talks… so far

28th Nov 2017: MSFT Stack, Cardiff

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change

21st Nov 2017: WinOps, London

GDPR and DevOps: Building privacy by design and default

18th Nov 2017: SQL Saturday Parma

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change

9th Nov 2017: Sheffield DevOps

DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

31st Oct 2017: WinOps @ Future Decoded

Park Bench – Data DevOps Panel (With various other database DevOps evangelists)

13th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Bristol)

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

12th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Birmingham)

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

11th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Leeds)

Containers and clones: Provision many giant SQL Servers in seconds on a tiny HDD (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

10th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Nottingham)

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

9th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Reading)

Containers and clones: Provision many giant SQL Servers in seconds on a tiny HDD (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

7th Oct 2017: SQL Saturday Denmark

€20M+ fines and prison: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, are you compliant?  (Joint session with Pete Moore, b|t)

Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

4th Oct 2017: SQL Soton User Group

DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your job will change

26th Sept 2017: Bristol SQL User Group

DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

21st Sept 2017: WinOps London

Testing SQL Server with tSQLt and VSTS

14th Sept 2017: Louisville, Kentucky SQL Server User Group

Getting CI right for SQL Server

2nd Sept 2017: SQL Saturday Oslo

Getting CI right for SQL Server

15th July 2017: SQL Saturday Manchester

Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

28th June 2017: PASS Austria (Vienna)

Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

15th June 2017: Stoke On Tech

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

2nd June 2017: GroupBy

Getting CI right for SQL Server

2nd June 2017: SQL Grillen, Lingen, Germany

Getting Release Management right for SQL Server

31st May 2017: PASS Netherlands

Getting CI right for SQL Server

Database drift, cheese graters and Elton John

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

29th May 2017: Webinar with Octopus Deploy

Deploying SQL Server databases – the patterns, the anti-patterns and the tools that can help

19th May 2017: Continuous Lifecycle London

A crash course in Database DevOps (full day workshop)

3rd May 2017: SQL Nexus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

18th April 2017: SQL Supper London

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

8th April 2017: SQL Bits, Telford UK

Getting CI right for SQL Server (video)

18th March 2017: SQL Saturday Iceland

Getting Release Management right for SQL Server

9th March 2017: Midlands SQL Server User Group

Getting CI right for SQL Server

15th February 2017: SQL Konferenz, Darmstadt, Germany

DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

14th February 2017: SQL Konferenz, Darmstadt, Germany

Database DevOps, a crash course! (pre-con)

2nd February 2017: Manchester (UK) SQL Server User Group

Getting CI right for SQL Server

1st February 2017: Leeds SQL Server User Group

Getting CI right for SQL Server

31st January 2017: Leeds DevOps User Group

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

25th January 2017: Newcastle SQL User Group

Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

25th January 2017: ALM & DevOps With Visual Studio Roadshow, Newcastle

Dealing with database deployment

20th January 2017: GroupBy

DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

11th January 2017: ALM & DevOps With Visual Studio Roadshow, London

Dealing with database deployment

2016 – 18 events, 24 talks

14th and 15th December 2016: SQL in the City Streamed

Database DevOps Anti-patterns

7th December 2016: PASS Camp Frankfurt, Germany

Setting up source control, unit tests and continuous integration for SQL Server (full day workshop)

13th October 2016: Linz, Austria SQL UG

DevOps 101 for SQL Server developers and DBAs – how your jobs will change

7th October 2016: SQL Relay Leeds

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

6th October 2016: SQL Relay Nottingham

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

DLM Workshop *light* – Database source control (1/2 day workshop)

5th October 2016: SQL Relay Reading

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

4th October 2016: SQL Relay Cardiff

Getting CI right for SQL Server

DLM Workshop *light* – Database source control (1/2 day workshop)

3rd October 2016: SQL Relay Birmingham

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

7th September 2016: SQL Cardiff UG

Getting CI right for SQL Server

11-13th August 2016: SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit (Bangalore)

Break out session: State-Based or Migrations-Based Database Development? A Review of the Pros and Cons

Break out session: DevOps 101 for the DBA. How Your Job Will Change

Open talk: Why can’t we all get along? – Developers and DBAs in Harmony

Chalk talk: Continuous Integration and Databases – “It works on my machine!” Sound familiar?

27th July 2016: Guerrilla Lightning talks

Database drift, cheese graters and Elton John

23rd July 2016: SQL Saturday Manchester

Getting CI right for SQL Server

14th July 2016: Prague PASS SQL and BI user group (remote)

Getting CI right for SQL Server

16th June 2016: DevOps Tech Day (London)

Database Deployment

14th June 2016: INSIDE-SQL (London)

Getting release management right for SQL Server

12th March 2016: SQL Saturday Exeter

Deconstructing post-its (how to fudge up automation)

The first step towards release management for SQL Server

2015 – 17 events, 19 talks

24th November 2015: SQL Supper (London)

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

5th December 2015: SQL Saturday Southampton

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

26th October 2015: SQL in the City Seattle

ALM and the database (Joint session with Brian Randell, ALM MVP, b|t)

16th October 2015: SQL in the City London

ALM and the database (Joint session with Brian Randell, ALM MVP, b|t)

7th October 2015: SQL Relay – Nottingham

State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

19th August 2015: SQL user group Cardiff

DLM workshop

25th July 2015: SQL Saturday Manchester

The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

29th June 2015: PASS Belfast SQL User Group

The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

19th June 2015: NDC Oslo

Which CI server is right for me?

18th June 2015: NDC Oslo

The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

19th May 2015: London Continuous Delivery

The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

25th April 2015: SQL Saturday Exeter

The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

24th February 2015: SQL Saturday Vienna

First steps in continuous integration for databases

24th February 2015: BASTA! Spring 2015, Darmstadt, Germany

First steps in continuous integration for databases

24th January 2015: DevCycles, Cambridge

The elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases (DLM)

7th January 2015: DevOps Cardiff

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

2014 – 14 events, 14 talks

10th December 2014: Chester Devs

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

18th November 2014: Live 360, Orlando Florida

Adding SQL to your Continuous Delivery pipeline

5th November 2014: PASS Southampton SQL user group

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

19th October 2014: SQL Relay Birmingham

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

18th October 2014: SQL Relay Leeds

Buillding an automated database deployment pipeline

27th October 2014: SQL Relay Newcastle

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

15th October 2014: SQL Relay Bristol

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

14th October 2014: SQL Relay Southampton

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

13th October 2014: Smart Devs User Group, Hereford

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th October 2014: Omaha Nebraska SQL/BI User Group

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

2nd October 2014: Webinar for JetBrains

7 Steps to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline with Red Gate and TeamCity

31st July 2014: PASS Cambs SQL user group

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th July 2014: PASS London SQL Server user group

Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th April 2014: Pipeline, London

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