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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01 November 2005

Three in a row

Makybe Diva has won the Melbourne Cup for the 3rd year running. The nation stops for a horse race. I don't really understand why, but I guess it's one of the few sporting events that occurs during the working day. It didn't feel like such a major event when I was living in Melbourne, probably because we didn't work. Now that I live in Adelaide, work actually stops for a few minutes.

I can understand it for particular events at the Olympics, or for the World Cup (in almost any sport), but for a horse race?