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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12 May 2006

SQL Group and Architecture Group

Yesterday was a big day for user-groups in Adelaide.

At lunchtime, our SQL Server group met - Nick Ward (SQL Product Specialist with Microsoft) spoke on Service Broker. Over 40 people again. Fantastic food, fantastic talk, lots of great feedback in the eval forms. Personally, I love the idea of using Service Broker to create asynchronous triggers. That's nice. :) You can get Nick's notes from

In the evening, a new Architecture group formed. I couldn't go, because Roslyn's not 100% well this week (nothing serious thank goodness). But Derek Munneke went, and tells me they had 15 people rock up. It's going to be a regular thing, and it's now part of IASA. Was talking to Clarke Scott today, and he's really excited about the whole thing too. Perhaps we can show Melbourne up a bit! (Which is exactly what Adelaide should be doing...)