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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13 February 2006

Last Thursday's AdSSUG meeting

I think it was probably the topic. It certainly wasn't rumours of my humour being good. ;)

The caterer tells me we had 62 people turn up last Thursday to hear Peter Myers' talk on SSIS. I counted at least 50, but I'm happy to go with his number. My next trick will be to get them all to register.

It was certainly a great talk - very useful introduction to SSIS. Great feedback from everyone too. There are rumours of the Melbourne version being recorded for a webcast - if I can find a link for that, I'll post it here too.

The slides are available at

The links within are:

This last one is the link to register for a 2-day event - April 6 & 7 in Adelaide, at which Peter will be teaching on Business Intelligence. Should be worth going to...