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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08 May 2006

Adam Cogan in Adelaide

The rumours are true. Adam Cogan is coming to Adelaide at the end of May. And I don't mean just roughly at the end of May, I mean the 31st. All afternoon. 12-4pm. That's a Wednesday too, so it'll be a nice mid-point to the week.

He's coming to do an event on VSTS. VSTS is so cool, and remarkably relevant to SQL users too.
Adam's going to be showing us about how it can help manage buglists and work items, things like that. Now, I know that SQL Developers always write bug-free code, but you can't deny there are times when you want to get someone else in your team to do something. So come along and find out how the Team bit of VSTS works.