Western Wisconsin PASS

Welcome to the Western Wisconsin SQL Server User Group!!

The Western Wisconsin SQL Server user group is a community of professionals and students in the broad field of Microsoft SQL Server.  

We are an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  This is a world-wide SQL Server Users Group.  PASS holds a conference each year, and also organizes the global SQL Saturday conference concept.  

 

Next Meeting

Thursday,

September

14

September Meeting

  • In-Person @ 97 West Madison Street Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

DevOps has been an emerging trend in the software development world for the past several years. While the term is relatively new, it is really a convergence of a number of practices that have been evolving for decades. Unfortunately, database development has been left out of much of this movement, but that’s starting to change. As database professionals, we all need to understand what this important change is about, how we fit in, and how to best work database development practices into the established DevOps practices.

One of the cornerstones of the DevOps methodology is source control. When most people think of source control, they picture a tool – either a traditional, centralized system like TFS, or a newer, distributed system like Git. Source control is more than a tool, though; human processes and practices also play a critical role in an effective source control (and DevOps) implementation. In this session, we’ll talk in depth about both types of source control systems and how you can effectively use source control for your databases.

Featured Presentation:

DevOps+Data: Working with Source Control

Ed Leighton-Dick, Founder/Principal Consultant Kingfisher Technologies

DevOps has been an emerging trend in the software development world for the past several years. While the term is relatively new, it is really a convergence of a number of practices that have been evolving for decades. Unfortunately, database development has been left out of much of this movement, but that’s starting to change. As database professionals, we all need to understand what this important change is about, how we fit in, and how to best work database development practices into the established DevOps practices. One of the cornerstones of the DevOps methodology is source control. When most people think of source control, they picture a tool – either a traditional, centralized system like TFS, or a newer, distributed system like Git. Source control is more than a tool, though; human processes and practices also play a critical role in an effective source control (and DevOps) implementation. In this session, we’ll talk in depth about both types of source control systems and how you can effectively use source control for your databases.

About Ed:
Ed Leighton-Dick is a Microsoft MVP, SQL Server performance and architecture specialist, and Founder/Principal Consultant of Kingfisher Technologies. He is a frequent volunteer with PASS, including roles as regional mentor, chapter leader of I-380 PASS SQL Server User Group, and organizer of SQLSaturday Iowa City. He can often be found teaching sessions at local, regional, and national events, including user groups, SQLSaturday, and PASS Summit.

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