May 2020 Nottingham Data Platform User Group | DevOps special

Nottingham Data Platform User Group
Nottingham Data Platform User Group
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For our second event of 2020 we're pleased to welcome Alex Yates for a double header.

Just in case you've not met him, Alex describes himself as:

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.

Find him on Twitter at

He'll be presenting 2 sessions on Database Devops;

First up will be:
Simple database deployments with GitHub, Azure DevOps Services and SSDT

100% demos: We will create a new public repository in GitHub, script out a database using SSDT, and set up an automated Azure DevOps Services Release Pipeline to deploy our source code to Azure.

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The second session will be:
Solving the dev database problem with GitHub, Docker and PsDatabaseClone

In this session attendees will learn to use GitHub, Docker, SSDT and
PsDatabaseClone to unshackle themselves from “Wild West” dev databases and empower them to use modern branching techniques and Azure DevOps to continuously deliver their updates to production.

More details at -

In between the sessions we'll be having some Pizza courtesy of our sponsors RP Analytics. Please register so we make sure we've got enought pizza

It's free to attend, and a great opportunity to network and learn.

Feel free to bring along anything you want to drink. Please just remove any cups/containers at the end of the evening

I'll be at the venue from about 18:00 if you want to drop by earlier. If the door's locked please knock as if it's just me I may latch it while I'm at the back of the venue.

Look forward to seeing you there.