Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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07 October 2005

New role at AdSSUG

A couple of months ago, Jeremy Huppatz asked for volunteers to become part of a committee to help run the Adelaide SQL Server User Group. I think it's a worthwhile group, so I put my hand up. Now he's stepping right out of it, so now I'm the group president.

I feel like this has been a bad month to take over. I was asked a few weeks ago, but I didn't want to overstep my bounds until it had been cleared with the rest of the committee. So now it's official, and I'm now trying to make sure that the first meeting is arranged properly - it's on Monday! It's been pencilled in (and almost completely arranged) for a few weeks, but today it still needed to be advertised!

Anyway - if you're reading this and you want to come along on Monday night, then please do. The next meeting will be organised in better time, I promise.