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 SQL Server consultant for T-SQL querying/schema, SSRS, and SSIS

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Professional Background
SQL Server Database Consultant
Sql2Go Database Consulting
November 2013 – Present
Sacramento, California
SQL Server Database developer/administrator for hire, for part time or limited term remote work. Not available for full-time, permanent positions.

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

Currently engaged in developing a genealogical database application, but this project can be placed on hold 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. I am currently engaged full-time in a combination of volunteer activities including Experts Exchange, audio technician, church facilities maintenance, Wordpress website development and maintenance, and working with homeless people. See my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcb2003 for details not found on this page.

I started out as a programming consultant (student assistant) in 1970 while studying for my BSCS degree at California State University, Sacramento, later becoming a Computer Science department lab technician, part time at first then later full time salaried staff, as I continued with my 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 a software consultant as well, developing embedded software for meteorological monitoring systems and providing other technical services.

After leaving CSUS, for 3 years I developed software for wind power generation monitoring systems. My next two jobs were 11 years in computer assisted newspaper publishing development at System Integrators Inc. and 10 years in various developer/DBA roles at Intel Corporation, where I first began working with SQL Server 6.5 in 1998.

Since then I have worked a year on a linguistics project, 5 years in healthcare, and 2+ years in 911 emergency services monitoring & reporting, as a SQL Server/SSRS/SSIS developer/DBA. I am now retired from full-time salaried work and I have my own consulting company, Sql2Go (http://sql2go.com) which, at this writing, I am still in the process of launching.

I began participating in Experts Exchange in about 2001 while at Intel, and I have returned from time to time as my regular work permitted. I expect to be 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 14
Megan needs 20,587 points to level up.
LVL 15
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    14
  • SSRS
    9
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    8
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    7
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    6
  • .NET Programming
    4
  • SSIS
    4
  • DB Reporting Tools
    3
  • Databases
    2
  • Query Syntax
    2
  • ASP.NET
    2
  • SSAS
    2
  • C#
    2
  • Microsoft Development
    2
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    2
  • Windows Server 2008
    1
  • Visual Basic.NET
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Microsoft Access
    1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    1
  • Windows Server 2003
    1
  • Microsoft Server OS
    1
  • MySQL Server
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • Microsoft Excel
    1
  • Programming
    1
  • AJAX
    1
  • Assembly
    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

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