I started my career in IT as a developer with Visual Basic, C# and ASP working with SQL Server backends. For the last ten years though I’ve focused on the SQL Server side of things.

Currently I’m working for a leading software vendor for the financial industry as a DBA, doing a mixture of development and data architecture. If I have a speciality it is in making things run faster.

As part of that role I do a lot of training in aspects of SQL Server. That goes from introducing newbies to SQL up to teaching our senior devs more advanced topics in query tuning. In support of that I do an lot of blogging internally. This site is aimed to share that stuff with the wider world.