I am the editor of Simple Talk, the online journal from Redgate.

I spent about 5 years as a developer doing everything from Word Perfect macros to Palm Pilot development in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. In 2002, I became the database administrator for an international law firm headquartered in St. Louis while also working on a Masters in CIS from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduating in 2004, I decided to start writing, presenting, and teaching.

Focusing on SQL Server and databases after spending time as a developer proved to be very advantageous for me. I love exploring data and really getting to know it. That is great for my customers who often tell me they were surprised at how quickly I understood their data. One of my favorite aspects of working with data is integration. I love automating data integration and using tools such as scripting and SSIS to move and transform data.

I also have years of experience with SSRS. I have created hundreds of reports with advanced features such as SSAS data sources, sub-reports, drill-through, and more.

If you are looking for someone to not only do the work, but also to advise and mentor your staff along the way, please contact me by filling out the Contact form.

3 Responses to About

  1. Thanks for writing Beginning T-SQL 2008 which was my first book in learning SQL..

  2. Sharath Ananda says:

    Thank you very much..! I felt really good. after going through the website.

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