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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10 November 2005

The webcast is done

Well, we had the SQL group webcast today. You can view it for the next 90 days here. It was a lot of fun. The content was great, we had a big turn out (42 apparently!), hadn't catered for enough (my fault I think, I should've made sure Penny & Rose knew the expected numbers a few days earlier), had all kinds of headaches trying to get the audio working reliably (it dropped out every 10 minutes, still working that one out), but it was a great time.

We had our vote for the December 15th topic - it's going to be on Tuning Query Plans for the Optimizer with David Lean. Lunchtime again. And we'll webcast that one too. Heck, we'll webcast them all if we can (unless the speaker doesn't want us to).