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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11 September 2006


A while back, Jay Furr asked me what my leitmotif was. Now I find myself talking to Lemphers about what his should be.

For those of you who haven't ever come across the word, it refers to that piece of music which identifies you. Like in Peter and the Wolf, how whenever it mentions the duck, it plays a certain piece of music. But actually more like boxers, who have a particular track played when they walk in.

I still don't know what mine should be. But Lemphers wants to have "You can't touch this". I'm thinking that every time he walks into the building, they should play it through some loud speakers. Then everyone will know that he has arrived.