About Rob Farley
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australian-based consultancy. He has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. He lives in Adelaide, but has also worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He is a regular presenter at conferences such as TechEd Australia, heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, sits on the South Australian Branch Executive Committee of the Australian Computer Society and holds several Microsoft certifications including MCSD, MCDBA, MCTS, MCPD and MCITP. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and is a recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award for SQL Server.
Since 2006, Rob has made multiple trips to Microsoft HQ in Redmond to assist with the content for many of the new generation Microsoft certifications, including the exams required to earn MCTS, MCITP and MCPD certification.
Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. Despite this, his preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language (other than T-SQL) is C#.
Over the years, Rob's clients have included large blue chip companies and financial organisations, government departments, membership organisations and charities, small businesses, other consultancies and more. He has worked across a wide variety of sectors and at a wide variety of levels within companies.
His blog is at http://msmvps.com/blogs/robfarley, and his MVP profile is at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/rob