“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
I have spoken at previous PASS Summits; both through the virtue of working for Redgate, and off my own back through dedication and passion to the subject matter I speak about: Data Privacy and Protection.
In 2018 I stood on stage with Microsoft to speak about the nature of Static Data Masking, how it differs from Dynamic Masking and what challenges need to be considered for a successful static masking rollout.
In 2019 I stood on stage alone to talk about creating a strategy for masking non-Production environments, including a walkthrough of the dbatools.io masking functionality utilized alongside Azure SQL Database classifications. PASS Summit 2019 was also when Kendra Little encouraged me to set up this blog, for which I’m forever grateful.
In 2020… well. You know what happened.
In 2021 Summit sees a new lease of life. Data Community Summit will be entirely online (no surprises there) but one big surprise you might not know is that it is completely free to attend. Never before will there have been SUCH a swathe of incredible speakers, with such a huge variety of topics and learning pathways for free and available on demand afterwards.
The dates for your diary? November 8-12, 2021
As it happens, I will also be speaking about setting up an end to end deployment pipeline using the Flyway Community Edition, Azure SQL Database and Azure DevOps – it would be great to see you but with so much on offer I could absolutely understand if you watched on catch up!
You can see all the speakers here, but here’s a short list of some oft he sessions I will definitely be tuning in to!
- Erin Stellato – Demystifying Statistics in SQL Server
- Grant Fritchey – Identify Poorly Performing Queries – Three Tools You Already Own
- Tracy Boggiano – Azure SQL Fundamentals
- Angela Tidwell – Azure Devops Dashboards EZ as pie-charts!
- Indira Bandari – Getting started with Python for Data professionals
- Jess Pomfret – Azure SQL & Our Toolbox To Manage It
- Taiob Ali – Think like the Cardinality Estimator
- Neil Hambly – Azure Notebooks – Data Science fundamentals
- and many more!
So please go check it out & register, support the community and do a bunch of learning in the process – it will be amazing to see you there and hopefully I’ll even get to see some of you in person in the not-so-far future!