Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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27 October 2005

AdSSUG meeting in November after all?

Tonight was a bit of fun. I was talking to David Lean on Msgr. Looks like he might be speaking to AdSSUG on Dec 15th (I know I said the 8th, but we tend to have meetings the day after the second Wednesday, rather than the second Thursday). During the conversation he said that Greg Linwood wanted my phone number. I gave it to him but said that my wife was on the phone. And Greg couldn't email me, because his wife was online. So we were talking through Dave. Well, I thought it was funny.

Seems Greg's going to be in Adelaide for the second weekend in November, so there are yet-to-be-confirmed rumours that we might have a meeting in November after all (apart from the launch). If you're reading this and are yet to hear from me that the meeting is happening, drop me a line to let me know if you'd be interested. You know... rob_farley at hotmail. I'm hoping that it would be the lunchtime of the 10th. If I get lots of people emailing me to say "Nah - not interested", then I'll try to trade Greg's slot in for one in January or February.

Isn't running user groups fun? Oh yeah - if you're reading this and you're going to be coming to the community launch event on Nov21, and you're interested in speaking for a few minutes about some great SQL2005 thing, then let me know and I'll put in touch with Mr Lemphers. :)