Hey, good news! Kendra Little (blog | twitter) will be presenting for us, remotely, on August 12th at 6:30 PM. The meeting is at the usual place, Battelle for Kids – 1160 Dublin Rd Suite 500, Columbus, OH 43215.
What is Kendra going to be talking about?
Stay Agile, Stay Sane
Agile software development emphasizes continuous depolyment and its methods do not directly include long term planning. DBAs must ensure data integrity and have a long term view for application scale, so Agile methods present challenges. Come learn about successful real-world practices iteratively developed in a high transaction internet service environment over the last five years. We have create a flourishing Agile shop while meeting high requirements for uptime, customer response, and data consistency. In this session we’ll cover key habits for success, practices to avoid, how and when to get started, and why Agile development can be a great thing for DBAs. Topics will also include how “Testing in Production” can be a huge benefit.
Kendra Little is a Senior DBA in the online advertising industry who has spent ten years nerding out on SQL Server. Kendra works closely with an Agile development team to deploy frequent incremental changes to scale and improve a busy production environment. She likes tuning production servers, developing tools to automate tasks, building SQL Reports for trending, and secretly enjoys writing troubleshooting guides and documentation. Kendra has a Masters degree in Philosophy and a salt shaker full of certifications, but all the best stuff she’s ever learned has come from her smarty-pants colleagues and the SQL Server community. Read her blog at http://littlekendra.com.