Megan Brooks
SQL Server Consultant
  • United States
Member Since: 2000/12/31
Industry: Consulting
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Retired SQL Server database developer and administrator; active MS SQL Server consultant for T-SQL, SSRS, and SSIS

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Professional Background
SQL Server Database Consultant
Sql2Go Database Consulting
November 2013 – Present
Sacramento, California
Consulting SQL Server Database developer/administrator, available for live problem solving and limited term remote projects. Not available for permanent positions.

Emphasis on MS SQL Server development and performance optimization using T-SQL, SSRS, and SSIS. Also proficient in C#. Also knowledgeable about Wordpress website development and customization (PHP & MySql).

Currently engaged full time in genealogical database development, but this project can be suspended to accommodate others.

See http://sql2go.com/about for my current availability.
Database Developer/Administrator
ECaTS/Direct Technology
March 2014 – July 2016
Roseville, California
Database Developer
California Primary Care Association
September 2008 – November 2013
Sacramento, California
Software/Database Developer/DBA
Intel Corporation
May 1997 – October 2007
Folsom, California
Application Developer
System Integrators Inc.
April 1986 – January 1997
Sacramento, California
Consultant
California State University, California
January 1986 – March 1986
Sacramento, California
Application Developer
Atmospheric Research and Technology
1983 – 1985
Sacramento, California
Associate System Software Specialist
California State University, Sacramento
1979 – 1982
Sacramento, California
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Full Biography

I am a retired database developer and administrator, as well as general applications developer, and with early career experience as an electronics technician. While I am retired from full-time permanent work, I continue as a consultant for database design, performance tuning, and administration, small office IT, and church audio installation, maintenance, and operation.

As time permits I am also engaged in volunteer activities including Experts Exchange, church audio, church facilities management, Wordpress website development and maintenance, and support of homeless advocacy. See my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcb2003 for details not found on this page.

I began as a programming consultant (student assistant) in 1970 while studying for my BSCS degree at California State University, Sacramento, later becoming the computer science department lab technician, near fulll time at first then later as full time salaried staff, as I continued with course work part time. After graduation in 1978 I remained at the university, taking a staff position as lead systems programmer for the campus computer center and its mainframes and minicomputers in 1979. I worked part time as an independent software consultant as well, developing embedded software for meteorological monitoring systems and providing other technical services.

After leaving CSUS, for 2 years I developed software and hardware for wind power generation monitoring systems, working for a small tech startup. I then held corporate positions, working 11 years in computer assisted newspaper publishing development followed by 10 years in various developer/DBA roles at Intel Corporation, where I first began working with SQL Server 6.5 in 1998.

More recently I developed software for a 1-year private linguistics project, spent 5 years in non-profit healthcare, and 2+ years in 911 emergency services data analysis, as a SQL Server/BI developer/DBA. I am now a self-employed consultant at Sql2Go (http://sql2go.com) .

I began participating in Experts Exchange in 2001 while at Intel, and I have returned from time to time as my regular work permitted. I am more active again now that I am retired.

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Education
California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science
Computer science
1968 – 1978
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Level Progress

Current: Level 15
Megan needs 28,535 points to level up.
LVL 16
  • Overall
    15
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    9
  • SSRS
    9
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    8
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    6
  • SSIS
    5
  • .NET Programming
    4
  • Query Syntax
    3
  • DB Reporting Tools
    3
  • Databases
    3
  • SSAS
    2
  • ASP.NET
    2
  • SQL
    2
  • C#
    2
  • Microsoft Development
    2
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    2
  • Windows Server 2008
    1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    1
  • Visual Basic.NET
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Microsoft Access
    1
  • Windows Server 2003
    1
  • Microsoft Server OS
    1
  • MySQL Server
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • Microsoft Excel
    1
  • Programming
    1
  • ASP
    1
  • AJAX
    1
  • Assembly
    1
  • JSON
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    1
  • TCP/IP
    1
  • Visual Basic Classic
    1
  • Visual C++.NET
    1
  • Web Applications
    1
  • Web Browsers
    1
  • XML
    1

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