The great folks at Red Gate have invited me to join the festivities at the SQL in the City events in both Chicago on October 5, and in Seattle on November 5.
In both cities I'll be presenting a session entitled Automated Deployment: Application And Database Releases Without The Headache. Here's the abstract:
Ever since applications were first created, the deployment of updates and changes has been a headache, with the potential of disruption of the application at best and data corruption at worst. Getting the steps of any deployment right are critical to the success, and if there's a problem it's even harder. Data structures depend on code, and code depends on data structures. In this session we'll look at how deployment has been done in the past, the problems encountered, and we'll look at some ways to mitigate the risk inherent in application deployment, including Red Gate's new Deployment Manager tool, which helps you streamline the whole process.
There is a great lineup of speakers at all the events, including my good friends Steve Jones (b | t) and Grant Fritchey (b | t), who both work for Red Gate, but also people like Brent Ozar (b | t), Jes Borland (b | t), Buck Woody (b | t) and Adam Machanic (b | t), all good friends and great speakers.
You can sign up for the Chicago event here and for the Seattle event here. I look forward to seeing you!