Speaking CV

Bio

Steve Jones has been working with databases and computers for over two decades. He has worked with SQL Server since 1991, from v4.2 through SQL Server 2016. He has been a DBA, developer, and manager in a variety of large and small companies across multiple industries. In 2001 Steve founded SQLServerCentral with two partners and has been publishing technical articles and facilitating discussions among SQL Server professionals ever since. He currently is the full time editor of SQLServerCentral, as well as an evangelist for Redgate Software. Steve is a 10 year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and lives on a horse ranch in Colorado.

Speaking Engagements

This is a list of all the speaking engagements I’ve given over the years, ordered chronologically. I try to update each of the talk pages with the dates, but this is probably the most accurate list.

A short list of speaking engagements I’ve tracked:

2017 – 7 events, 10 talks

June 23, 2017 – DenverDevDay

  • Including Your Database in a DevOps CI/CD Process

June 4, 2017 – SQL Saturday LA – June 10, 2017

April 28, 2017 – GroupBy Online Conference

May 16-18, 2017 – VS Live Austin

  • Continuous Integration for Databases
  • A Tour of SQL Server 2016 Security Features

April 22, 2017 – SQL Saturday #621 – Silicon Valley

April 5-8, 2017 – SQL Bits 2017, Telford, UK

  • Including Your Database in a DevOps CI/CD Process

March 29, 2017 – SQL in the City – SQL Clone Product Launch

  • How SQL Clone helps solve database provisioning problems – LIVE DEMO
  • Using PowerShell with SQL Clone to automate provisioning jobs

March 25, 2017 – SQL Saturday #584 – Colorado Springs

Feb 14-16 – SQL Konferenz – Frankfurt, Germany

2016 – 21 events, 31 talks

December 14-15, 2016 – SQL in the City 2016

December 5-9, 2016Visual Studio Live / SQL Server Live – Orlando, FL

October 26-28, 2016 – PASS Summit

  • Lightning Talks at the Redgate booth – TBD

October 10-12 – IT/Dev Connections – Las Vegas, NV

October 4-6, 2016 – Visual Studio Live – Washington, D.C.

  • Implementing Data Protection and Security in SQL Server 2016
  • Bringing DevOps to the Database

September 15, 2016Denver SQL Server Users Group

  • Bringing DevOps to the Database

Sept 10, 2016SQL Saturday #520 – Cambridge

August 30, 2016London Database Professionals Meetup

Sept 3, 2016SQL Saturday #532 – Oslo – Heading to the UK the following week, so …

Aug 13, 2016SQL Saturday #550 – San Antonio

July 23, 2016 – MeasureUp Austin, TX

June 4, 2016SQL Saturday #491 – Pensacola – I’m looking forward to going back to the panhandle. Always fun.

May 4-7SQL Bits, Liverpool, UK

  • A Practical Approach to Version Control
  • Testing T-SQL Made Quick and Easy

May 2-4SQL Nexus – Copenhagen

April 20, 2016Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group

  • Getting Started with Encryption in SQL Server 2016

April 16, 2016 – SQL Saturday Phoenix 

  • End to End Protection with Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016
  • Get Testing with tSQLt

April 12, 2016 – Sioux Falls User Group (Remote)

  • Automated Build and Test

March 30, 2016 – //build/ 2016

February 20, 2016SQL Saturday #478 – Albuquerque

February 17, 2016 – Boulder SQL Server User Group

Jan 30, 2016SQL Saturday #461 – Austin

2015 – 23 events, 35 talks

December 5, 2015SQL Saturday #470 – Washington DC

November 21, 2015SQL Saturday #474 – Salt Lake City

November 19th – Denver SQL Server User Group

October 29, 2015 – Pass Summit 2015 – Seattle

October 26, 2015SQL in the City – Seattle

October 16, 2015SQL in the City – London

October 14, 2015 – SQL Relay – Cardiff

October 13, 2015 – SQL Relay – Bristol

October 10, 2015SQL Saturday #442 – Orlando, FL

Sep 18, 2015 – Denver – DLM Workshop Training

  • Source Control Workshop (co-teaching)

 September 15-17 – DevConnections 2015, Las Vegas, NV

  • Intermediate T-SQL – Windowing Functions
  • Branching and Merging Database Code

Aug 27, 2015 – NYC – DLM Workshop Training

  • Source Control Workshop (co-teaching)

Aug 22, 2015SQL Saturday #403 Louisville

Aug 1, 2015SQL Saturday #423 Baton Rouge, LA

Jul 31, 2015 – NYC – Baton Rouge Workshop Training

  • Source Control Workshop (co-teaching)

July 18, 2015 –SQL Saturday #427 – Sioux Falls

July 16, 2015 – Habitat for Humanity Presentation (private)

  • A standard presentation from Habitat for Humanity on their mission and history

July 16, 2015 – Lincoln SQL Server User Group – remote

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

June 27, 2015SQL Saturday #407 Vancouver

Jun 6, 2015SQL Saturday #390 Philadelphia

June 5, 2015 – Unit Testing in SQL Server with tSQLt

  • Pre-conference session, co-presented with Sebastian Meine. All day training class on testing T-SQL code.

May 16, 2015SQL Saturday #393 Redmond

Apr 11, 2015 – SQL Saturday #389 Huntington Beach

  • Continuous Integration for Databases
  • Get Testing with tSQLt

Mar 4-7, 2015 – SQL Bits XIV – London

Feb 2-5, 2015 – SQL Konference, Darmstadt, Germany

  • Get Testing with tSQLt

2014 –  26 Events, 45 talks

Dec 6, 2014 – SQL Saturday #347 – Washington D.C.

Dec 5, 2014 – SQL in the City 2014 – Washington DC

  • Version Control for Databases
  • Get Testing with tSQLt

Nov 19, 2014 – Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group

  • The Encryption Primer

Nov 3, 2014 – SQL in the City 2014 – Seattle

  • Keynote: Ship Often, Ship Safe
  • Version Control Your Databases
  • Get Testing with tSQLt
  • Avoiding a DBA’s worst days with monitoring

Nov 5-8, 2014 – PASS Summit (Seattle)

  • Maintaining High Performance While Using Encryption

Oct 24, 2014 – SQL in the City 2014 – London

  • Keynote: Ship Often, Ship Safe
  • Version Control Your Databases
  • Get Testing with tSQLt
  • Avoiding a DBA’s worst days with monitoring

Oct 14, 2014 – Mastering T-SQL Series, webinar

  • Writing Cleaner Code
  • Intermediate Queries
  • Window Functions

Oct 10-11, 2014 – Silicon Valley Code Camp – San Jose, CA

  • Continuous Integration for Databases

October 8, 2014 – SQL in the City – Cambridge, MA

  • Version Control for Databases
  • Get Testing with tSQLt

Sept 20, 2014 – SQL Saturday #331 – Denver

  • Get Testing with tSQLt
  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

Sept 15-19, 2015 – DevConnections – Las Vegas

  • Continuous Integration for Databases
  • Maintaining High Performance While Using Encryption

Sept 13, 2014 – SQL Saturday #300 – Kansas City

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

Aug 21, 2014 – Denver SQL Server User Group

  • Get Testing with tSQLt

Aug 20, 2014 – Boulder SQL Server User Group

  • Unstructured Data in SQL Server

Aug 9, 2014 – SQL Saturday #304 – Indianapolis

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

July 17-19 SQL Bits XII

  • Continuous Integration for Databases
  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

June 21, 2014 – SQL Saturday #286 – Louisville

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job
  • The Encryption Primer

June 11, 2014 – Denver WIT Group

April 13-16, 2014 – SQL Intersection

  • Protecting Your Data with Encryption While Maintaining Performance in SQL Server 2014 (Mon, 12:00pm)
  • Faster and More Reliable Database Development with Continuous Integration (Tues, 10:15am)
  • Working with Filestream and Filetable in SQL Server 2014 (Tues, 11:45am)

April 12, 2014 – SQL Saturday #297 – Colorado Springs

  • The Encryption Primer

April 5, 2014 – SQL Saturday #295 – Las Vegas

  • The Encryption Primer

March 29, 2014 – SQL Saturday #287 – Madison

  • Unstructured Data in SQL Server

March 14, 2014 – SQL in the City Seminar, San Jose

  • Team Based Version Control
  • Automated Build and Test
  • Best Practices for Database Deployment

March 15, 2014 – SQL in the City #276 – Silicon Valley

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

February 8, 2014 – SQL Saturday #241 – Cleveland

  • The Encryption Primer
  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

January 25, 2014 – SQL Saturday #271 Albequerque

  • The Encryption Primer

2013 – 30 events, 54 talks

December 7 – 2013 – SQL Saturday #233 – Washington DC

  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job

December 6, 2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – Washington DC – Stairway to Deployment

  • Team based Development with Version Control
  • Automated Build and Test

November 16, 2013 – SQL Saturday #265 Oregon

November 15, 2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – Portland – Stairway to Deployment

October 27-30, 2013 – SQL Intersection Fall 2013

October 20, 2013 – Denver SQL Server User Group

October 14, 2013 – SQL in the City 2013 – Charlotte, NC

October 12, 2013 – SQL Saturday #227 – Charleston

October 11, 2013 – SQL in the City 2013 – Atlanta, GA

October 9, 2013 – SQL in the City 2013 – Pasadena, CA

September 30-Oct 4,  2013 – DevConnections Fall

  • FullText Search with Office Documents and PDFs
  • Encryption in SQL Server

September 28, 2013 – SQL Saturday #190 – Denver

September 27, 2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – Denver – The Stairway to Database Deployment

September 21, 2013 – SQL Saturday San Diego

September 20, 2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – San Diego – The Stairway to Database Deployment

July 28, 2013 – SQL Saturday #222 – Sacramento 

July 27 ,2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – Stairway to Development, Saramento, CA

July 23, 2013 – Webinar – Prepare for When Disaster Strikes

June 21, 2013 – SQL in the City 2013 – London

June 19-20, 2013 – IT Connections Online

June 1, 2012 – SQL Saturday #200 – Philadelphia

May 3, 2013 – SQL Bits XI – Nottingham (event May 2-4)

Apr 27, 2012 – SQL Saturday #175 – Fargo

Apr 10-12 – SQL Intersection, Las Vegas, NV (schedule)

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Apr 9, 2012 – SQL Saturday #197 – Omaha

Mar 9, 2013 – SQL Saturday #187 – Richmond, VA

Mar 8, 2013 – SQL in the City Seminar – Richmond, VA

  • Core Monitoring for SQL Server
  • Indexing Essentials

Mar 7, 2013 – Richmond SQL Server User Group – Richmond, VA

Feb 11-13, 2013 – Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days, Denver, CO

Feb 8, 2013 – SQL Saturday #183 – Albuquerque

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2012 – 17 events, 33 talks

Denver SQL Server Users Group – November meeting, 11/15/2012

Boulder SQL Server Users Group – The Nov 13, 2012 meeting.

SQL in the City Seattle, WA 2012 – Nov 5, 2012

SQL Server Connections/Dev Connections Fall 2012 – Two talks on the first day, Oct 30, 2012

SQL in the City Boston 2012 – Our mini tour wraps up in Boston on Oct 8, 2012

SQL in the City Chicago, IL 2012 – The windy city on Oct 5, 2012

SQL in the City San Francisco, SA 2012 – The west coast stop for SQL in the City on Oct 3, 2012

SQL in the City Austin, TX 2012 – The second stop of the tour in TX on Oct 1, 2012

SQL in the City New York 2012 – The 2012 SQL in the City tour kicks off in NYC on Sept 28, 2012

SQL Saturday #169 – Denver – The second SQL Saturday event in Denver on Sept 22, 2012

Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group – The monthly meeting has me presenting on Sept 19, 2012

SQL Saturday #144 Sacramento, CA – July 28, 2012

SQL in the City – London 2012 – July 13 and 14,  2012

SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola – June 9, 2012

Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta 2012 – May 19, 2012

SQL Saturday #131 – Phoenix – Apr 28, 2012

SQL Server Connections/Dev Connections – Las Vegas, Mar 26-29, 2012

2011 – 13 events, 21 talks

SQL Inspire – New York City, NY – Nov 11, 2011

  • Finding Your Balance

SQL Server Connections, Las Vegas, NV – Oct 31 – Nov 3

  • Preparation for Disaster

SQL in the City – Los Angeles, CA  – October 28, 2011

  • Preparation for Disaster

PASS 2011 Summit – Seattle, WA – October 9-11

  • Top Ten SQL Server Skills You Need
  • Branding Yourself for a Dream Job – The Modern Resume

SQL Bits IX –  Liverpool, UK – September 30-Oct 1

  • Preparation for Disaster

SQL Saturday #90 – Oklahoma City, OK – August 27, 2011

  • Keynote
  • Red Gate Tools Demonstration

SQL Saturday #64 – Baton Rouge, LA – Aug 6, 2011

SQL in the City – London, UK – July 15, 2011

  • Preparation for Disaster – This session will showcase how a DBA can be ready for any problems that might occur in their environment by developing a well thought out backup and recovery solution, practising restores, and regularly running DBCC CHECKDB to check for corruption.

SQL Saturday #77 – Pensacola, FL – June 6, 2011

SQL Saturday #62 – Dallas, TX – Apr 2, 2011

Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta v3.0 – Mar 3, 2011

  • Keynote – Taking Responsibility
  • The Modern Resume – Building Your Brand –
  • Common SQL Server Mistakes

SQL Saturday #60 – Cleveland, OH – February 5, 2011

SQL Saturday #66 – Colorado Springs, CO – February 13, 2011

2010 – 7 events, 10 talks

SQL Saturday #33 – Charlotte, NC – Mar 6, 2010

SQL Saturday #22 – Pensacola, FL – June 5, 2010

SQL Saturday #28 – Baton Rouge – August 14, 2010

SQL Saturday #52 – Denver, CO – September 25, 2010

SQL Saturday #53 – Kansas City, MO – October 2, 2010

Boulder SQL Server Users Group – October 19, 2010

SQL Saturday #59 – New York City, NY – November 20, 2010

2009 – 2 events, 2 talks

SQL Saturday #15 – Pensacola, FL – June 6, 2009

SQL Saturday #17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Aug 1, 2009

2008 – 2 events, 2 talks

Indy Tech Fest 2008 – October 4, 2008

  • Green Technology

October 25, 2008 – SQL Saturday #8 – Orlando, FL

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