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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22 November 2005

Launch party last night

Last night was the Adelaide Launch Party for SQL2005. I'm not sure the theme really worked - I think really it was just an opportunity for a bunch of geeks to get together and catch up. "Catch up" is the key expression, because there were lots of people who don't often make it over to Adelaide. Quite a few MS people, but also Joe Sango, who seems like a good guy.

I tried a few really bad jokes (the best one saved until last - saying that in the SQL group, being from Adelaide, we're all S.A.), and even sang karaoke with a few people when the place had quietened down enough.

Today is the Business Launch. I might drop over there later on today, when I've got a few more things sorted out.