I appreciate you dropping by my site and visiting.

For those of you who don't know me, I am just a techie that enjoys learning and sharing what I learn with others.

Currently, I work as a Sr. Software Engineer and a Data Engineer at Software Design Partners (SDP) in Chesterfield, MO. I also am the Business Intelligance and Data Warehousing Practice Lead there as well. Occasionally I write blog posts for them as well which you can check out on their site. As for this site, it is not sponsored by SDP and the views and the writings on this site are my own.

Working in business intelligance, I get to work with many different aspects of IT. This makes it necessary to keep up with many different technologies outside of the software engineering discipline. The majority of technologies I work and experiment with do tend to revolve around data manipulation in one form or another. This tends to involve database technologies as well as different aspects of infrastructure such as virtual machines or networking. I am quite lucky to know people in those other disciplines that tend to help point me in the right direction when I am learning something new or digging into a technology more. I am hoping to use this site as a way to keep track of some of the hard lessons learned as well as some of the things I find interesting along the way.

I hope that you will find some useful information on my site and join me as I continuously learn and share information about technology and related subjects on here.

PASS Data Community Summit 2023 2023-11-14
This year was the first time I have had the pleasure of attending PASS. It was an unforgettable experience. Thank you to Red Gate for making the conference happen and to all the speakers who shared their knowledge with us.
Saint Charles SQL Server Meetup 2021-03-26
On March 3, 2021 I spoke about PolyBase to the Saint Charles SQL Server Meetup group. You can check out a recording of it here.

Latest Blog Posts

Windows Desktop On Linux

December 17, 2023

This opinion piece is my thoughts on why Microsoft should create a Linux Desktop Environment.

Microsoft Teams Calendar In Outlook

June 03, 2023

Learn how to share your team calendar from Microsoft Teams in Microsoft Outlook

Terminate SSIS Operation With SQL

August 09, 2022

Learn how to terminate a SSIS operation using SQL

Working With Lists In SQL Server

August 02, 2022

This post takes a look at using STRING_AGG() and STRING_SPLIT() as alternatives to XML functions to work with lists In SQL Server

DST Conversion Functions In SQL Server

July 16, 2022

Generating Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time Conversion Functions For Multiple Time Zones In SQL Server

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