I am a data enthusiast and more recently I am also now a DevOps and Platform as a Service (PaaS) advocate. I am extremely passionate about automation and I am definitely not a fan of doing a job more than once. 

I have been certified in SQL Server from 2005 to 2012 after working with it since 2004, but my recent efforts have been on certification in DevOps and BigData, including CI/CD for databases, ARM templates, data lakes, event hubs and parallel data warehouse.

My goal is to be able to automatically deploy entire service infrastructures on demand, develop with it, destroy it, then send code safely to production and never see a virtual machine en-route.  

Richard Griffiths has submitted a session for SQLBits 2019, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

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A 12 month journey stating how we went from manual database deployments to completely automated data architecture deployment pipelines using VSTS.

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