Thomas LeBlanc (Microsoft Data Platform MVP) is a Data Enthusiast in Baton Rouge, La. He started his IT career as a COBOL programmer in 1989 while at LSU. Since then he has spent years as a developer, DBA and Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence Architect. Community involve includes the local SQL Server and Analytics User Groups as well as SQLSaturday. Speaking engagements have been a blessing at SQL Pass Summit, Live 360, VSLive and IT Dev Connections.
Stacia Misner Varga is an instructor, author, and principal consultant of Data Inspirations. Her career spans more than 30 years, with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has provided consulting and education services for Microsoft’s data platform and authored or co-authored many books covering this topic. In addition, Stacia has been a frequent speaker over the years at technology conferences worldwide.
Robert C. Cain (http://arcanecode.com) is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified
in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is a
course author for Pluralsight, team member at Linchpin People, and
co-author of 4 books.
A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS
Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25
years' experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields
including manufacturing, insurance, teleco... moremmunications, and nuclear power.
Gerald Britton is a Pluralsight author and expert on Python programming practices and Microsoft SQL Server development and administration. A multiple-year of the Microsoft MVP award, Gerald has led introductory classes in Python and SQL for industry-sponsored events at Ryerson University, Toronto and the University of Toronto (his alma mater).
Emilio Melo is a globetrotting IT professional with projects in over 15 countries, mostly focused on Microsoft software. After 15 years of On Premises experience in Infrastructure, Data and Collaboration, he became fascinated by Cloud technologies and the incredible transformation potential it brings.
Mike is a polyglot architect/developer who loves to mess around with data. He runs a consultancy company in the UK, helping organizations to build better systems and databases. Mike is married and has one daughter and two dogs, Dolly and Bertie. They keep his feet warm when he's working on courses and articles.
Mike has written a book on SQL Server and writes regular articles for sqlservercentral.com. He also likes collecting old computers like the Commodore 64 and Sinclair Spectrum. No, he doe... moresn't know why he does that either.
Chris B. Behrens is a writer, speaker and software developer, specializing in DevOps. He has been a developer and architect for more than twenty years focusing on small to medium size companies and the development changes they face. He focuses on his flavor of Fear Based Development, whereby a developer ranks their tasks in descending order of anxiety, and how to tackle them in that order. Chief among these anxiety-inducing processes is software deployment, a topic that Behrens focuses upon. He ... morelives in Kennedale, TX with his wife and children.