Bob started working with SQL Server 2000 when he was in high school. Graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign, he started his career as a .NET software developer. After two years he moved to the database team, and has worked indatabase administration roles ever since.
Bob enjoys performance tuning, working with VLDBs, learning everything he can about SQL Server internals, and finding efficient and elegantsolutions to problems. He is currently Database Administrator for the Northwestern University Medical Enterprise Data Warehouse, where he maintainsSQL Server databases over 20TB in size.
Bob is a member of both Chicagoland chapters of the Professional Association for SQL Server and enjoys blogging and speaking atuser groups and SQL Saturday events. More than anything else, he loves spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their cat, Oliver.