DevOps Event


18.00 - 18:30 Meet & Greet

18:30 - 19:20 DevOps 101 for Data Folks
DevOps has fundamentally changed the way we manage IT. Those
practicing DevOps well aren't just outpacing their competitors,
they are annihilating them. DevOps brings a whole host of new
practices, tools and buzzwords. It has made some roles and
tasks redundant, while new opportunities have been created.

We all need to learn to survive in this new reality.

In this session we'll cut through the hype and look at the key
concepts and findings from the Puppet State of DevOps Reports,
The DevOps Handbook and Microsoft's work in this space.

We will finish with an overview of an Azure DevOps Services
project that automatically tests and deploys the code from a
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) project in a public GitHub repo.

Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping Skyscanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day. Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins.

A keen community member, he co-organises Data Relay, is the founder of and has been recognised as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017.

19.20 - 19:40 Break & Pizza

19:40 - 20:30 Event TBC

- University of South Wales
- DLM Consultants

The venue is USW Cardiff, 86-88 Adam St, Cardiff CF24 2FN.

Level 1: Introductory and overview material
Level 2: Intermediate material (background knowledge useful)
Level 3: Advanced (assumes prior subject matter knowledge)
Level 4: Expert (deep level of technical knowledge)

*If for any reason, you cannot make it, please update your RSVP status in good time.*