You want to know about me? I joined the wonderful world of work in 1993, and saw my first SQL Server database a couple of years later, when working for an insurance firm. Since then, I have been working with SQL Server in every job I’ve had, as developer, consultant, internal guru and even as IT manager (it was a hands-on role).
My work has never been restricted to SQL Server – even while on DBA-specific contracts, I’ve been programming, designing devious workarounds, and doing business analysis work, as well as casting a beady eye over systems that are well established and finding out what we can do to improve their performance (or just identifying some of the reasons why certain systems aren’t performing as well as they should be).
I’m based in the mainland UK. I’m involved in the wider SQL Community, having been helping out with queries on ASK SQL Server Central for a while. I’ve recently presented at the SQL South West user group, and may be open to persuasion to do some more of this sort of thing.