Steel City SQL Users Group–March 18, 2014– @SteelCitySQL
Next Tuesday, Iâ€™m loading up Big Blue, and driving over to Birmingham to present at the Steel City SQL Users Group. Iâ€™ll be talking about the Agile DBA. Should be fun!
The Agile DBA: Managing your To-Do List
Speaker: Stuart Ainsworth
Summary: Agile development is all the rage, but how do the principles apply to database administrators? This presentation will introduce the basics of the Agile Manifesto, and explain how they can be applied to non-development IT work, such as database administration, maintenance, and support. Weâ€™ll cover scrum (one of the most popular development methodologies) and kanban, and identify some of the common struggles with implementing them in an organization. This is an interactive discussion; please bring your tales of success and your horror stories.
About Stuart: Stuart Ainsworth (MA, MEd) is a manager working in the realm of financial information security. Over the past 15 years, he’s worked as a research analyst, a report writer, a DBA, a programmer, and a public speaking professor. In his current role, he’s responsible for the maintenance of a data analysis operation that processes several hundred million rows of data per day.