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).
There seemed to be some question whether my comfort level with my own masculinity would prevent me from wearing these:
Oh please! Couldn’t we be a little more challenging? Anyway, here’s the deal, you donate to a good cause, Doctors Without Borders. We hit 10K and I’ll sport those lovely rainbow whatever-they-are at the PASS Summit 2014. Sound good?
I’ll go one better. You double the goal, make it hit 20K, and I’ll present my session while wearing the rainbow whosimawatchits. BOOM!
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