(Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead)
Who am I? Good question. I’m a wife, and I’m a mother. I’m also a SQL Server database developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, published author, accomplished presenter, and self-proclaimed scripting junkie.
I have been happily employed at Go Daddy since July 2007. I specialize in performance tuning and high-volume VLDB (very large database) development, although my experience at Go Daddy has also included database automation, operational predictive analytics, and all stages of the data lifecycle—from OLTP to data warehousing.
Aside from my family, SQL Server is my passion. I founded 380PASS, a SQL Server user group in Eastern Iowa. I also organized the first ever SQL Saturday for Iowa and continue to contribute to the annual event. Most recently, I’ve had the priviledge to co-author SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns with an amazingly-talented group: Andy Leonard, Matt Masson, Tim Mitchell, and Jessica Moss. I frequently presents at user groups, code camps, and conferences—including PASS Summit, the largest SQL Server and Business Intelligence conference in the world.
I do not profess to be an expert. The SQL Server platform is constantly evolving, and there is always more to learn. My goal for this blog is to share some of what I learn—often the hard way!—and my love of scripting. If you learn something new or use one of my scripts, please leave a comment saying so. Some days, comments and coffee are all that keep this blog going!
As I mentioned before, I’m also a mom. I have two amazing kids: a 2-year old and a 11/11/11 baby. As you can imagine, this has significantly cut into my blogging time! It also means I often look like a zombie at user groups and conferences. So if you happen to see me at one of these events, please come up to me and say “hi.” If you offer me a cup of coffee, I may even hug you.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me!
michelle at sqlfool dot com