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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

A Friend of Red Gate No More

Don’t get me wrong. It’s been great. The beta tests. The advanced notices. The opportunity for feedback. It’s been a great relationship, a fantastic friendship. Look, it’s not you, it’s me. I want more. I want to take our relationship to the next level.

That’s why I’m excited as can possibly be to announce that I’m no longer in the Friends of Red Gate program because I’m now a Red Gate employee. That’s right, I’m colored Red! This is an amazing opportunity to step up my game to a whole new level and I’m thrilled to be able to take advantage of it.

I have a fascinating title: Product Evangelist. I’m going to be traveling around the country to various events, SQL Saturdays (Cleveland & Chicago already booked), SQL Rally, the PASS Summit, others, presenting the same old stuff I’ve always presented, performance tuning, development processes, etc. I’ll just also be presenting Red Gate software. I’ll still be writing the same kinds of articles and blog posts I always have, plus I’ll be working on articles and blog posts for Red Gate. I’ll still be writing the books, plus I’ll write more for Red Gate. I’ll actually still be involved with the Friends of Red Gate too, just from the other side now.RedGate

Comments

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 24 January 2011

Awesome news.  Good luck.  How does one get involved in Friends of RedGate?

Posted by Robert Pearl on 24 January 2011

Jason, check out this link:

www.red-gate.com/.../friends-of-rg

I've been a FORG for a few years now (hey where's my offer :P)

Posted by Grant Fritchey on 24 January 2011

Yep. That link pretty much sums it up.

Posted by Hugo Shebbeare on 25 January 2011

Very cool, great to hear Grant.

Posted by Andy on 27 January 2011

Cool job title!

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