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Red Gate does Byte Night 2012

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On the 5th of October 2012, a team of nine plucky Red Gaters braved the howling wind and the driving rain to sleep outside. No tents or mattresses were allowed – all we took for protection were sleeping bags, groundsheets, plastic sacks and Colin’s enormous fishing umbrella (a godsend in umbrella-y disguise). Why would we […]

18 October 2012 10:02 am by
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World Backup Day

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Here at Red Gate Towers, the SQL Backup development team have been hunkered down in their shed for the last few months, with the toolbox, blowtorch and chamois leather out, upgrading SQL Backup. When we started, autumn leaves were falling. Now we’re about to finish, spring flowers are budding. If not quite a gleaming new […]

29 March 2012 7:58 am by
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Red Gate does Burns Night 2012

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Whilst we have our fair share, as a company, of native Scots, somehow none of them managed to attend Red Gate’s recent Burns Night celebration. Troublingly, this didn’t seem to trouble us. A Burns Supper should not, in theory, be hard to organise. We asked our head chef, Big Steve, if he’d put on a […]

2 February 2012 4:00 am by
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Interview with Sarah Grady, Red Gater and Paralympic Basketball Player

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We’ve always known that most Red Gate employees have a hidden talent or two, and Sarah Grady, our Media and Events Coordinator, is no exception. Having competed at the Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) Paralympic Games as part of the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, Sarah is currently training for London 2012. Red@Work caught up […]

12 December 2011 4:28 am by
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Interview with Geoff Bones, developer on SQL Storage Compress

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How did you come to be working at Red Gate? I’ve been working at Red Gate for nine months; before that I had been at a multinational engineering company. A number of my colleagues had left to work at Red Gate and spoke very highly of it, but I was happy in my role and […]

14 November 2011 10:52 am by
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Interview with Jonathan Watts, Head of Test

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How did you come to be in your current role at Red Gate?I got into testing in my first job after university, at a blue chip company in Hertfordshire – I took a ‘summer job’ as an auditor running scripts to test photocopiers, whilst applying for positions as a developer.  Part way through the summer […]

8 August 2011 1:23 pm by
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SQL in the City London

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Last Friday I was made to wake up obscenely early, which is something that I generally avoid. On this occasion, however, I was excited enough to spring out of bed when my alarm went, rather than hitting snooze three times before rousing, as is my usual routine. The reason for my uncharacteristically sprightly behaviour was […]

27 July 2011 2:16 pm by
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Technology Ventures Conference

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Red Gate attended the Technology Ventures Conference (TVC), held at the Cambridge Student Union on the 8th June, and we had a great day.  The TVC is an event to showcase start-ups in the local area and to allow them to pitch for funding in the style of Dragon’s Den.  Red Gate are one of […]

15 July 2011 10:36 am by
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Cooking up a Storm

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I recently moved from Red Gate’s Finance team to The Agency, where the Marketing magic (And all the colouring in), happens. Every year each Red Gate team is given a generous budget and a free day out of the office to go and spend having fun with each other however they please.  In my four […]

14 July 2011 11:17 am by
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Reg Gets a Job at Red Gate (and what happens behind the scenes)

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Mr Reg Gater works at one of Cambridge’s many high-tech companies. He doesn’t love his job, but he puts up with it because… well, it could be worse. Every day he drives to work around the Red Gate roundabout, wondering what his boss is going to blame him for today, and wondering if there could […]

17 December 2010 2:47 pm by
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