I have worked as an application developer, database administrator, database engineer, manager of a predictive analytics team, and CTO of a startup.
I specialize in data analytics with T-SQL and R, forcing Spark clusters to do his bidding, fighting with Kafka, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand.
I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP based on community efforts. I've presented at over 100 SQL Saturdays across the world, delivered a pre-conference training at PASS Summit, and have spoken at conferences like PASS Summit, NDC (Oslo and Sydney), Music City Tech, Datagrillen, Open F#, and IT/DevConnections. In addition, I am President of the Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and a co-organizer of the Triangle .NET Users Group (TriNUG).