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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03 August 2006

Proctoring at TechEd

I'm helping out with the Hands On Labs at TechEd this year. Should be fun. It makes TechEd cheaper for my employer (not that they particularly care), but that's not really important to me. What is important to me is that it's a chance to be able to help people learn stuff that will be important. It's why I'm an MCT, and it's why I'm involved in the user-groups.

Speaking of user-groups, if you're in my SQL User Group, and you haven't volunteered to do a 5-minute slot next Thursday yet, then drop me a line.

PS: If you're going to TechEd, drop by the Hands On Labs on Wed 1-4, Thu 8:30-11:30 or Friday 12-3 to say hi.