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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23 January 2006

Security Summit in Adelaide - Feb 27 & 28

There's a Microsoft event coming up, on Feb 28. The website is at, and it should be pretty good. Well worth the $220 that your boss will have to pay to send you.

But I've also heard that there is a community-based event the night before. This will be free of course. It'll be an abridged version, with a panel-based format. A whole lot of fun I imagine. And we'll probably pack the venue. After all, if ADNUG gets a good turn out, and AdSSUG has yet another record showing, then there will be very few spare seats.

My suggestion: go to both! The community event will be lots of fun, and give you a good chance to come along to an event that isn't during the day. And the full-day event will be a great chance to get out of the office and have a full-day of training, with everything that tends to go along with that.