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.