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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14 March 2006

My busy week last week

It's nice when you have a public holiday at the end of a really busy week. Last week I did 5 beta exams (hopefully I passed at least two of them!), ran the SQL User Group on Thursday lunchtime, featured in the .Net User Group on Wednesday night (although I didn't go - they just talked about me), watched the Arsenal-ReaMadrid game on Thursday morning, had some big meetings on Tuesday (the only day I was at work all day), had Samuel (my 8yo) go on his first 'no parents' camp for a couple of nights, and got to be a witness in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday morning (just before I got to the exam place to sit one of my exams).

I guess it wasn't really all that busy - but all week it felt like I should be doing something else. Study mainly.