Michelle is a SQL Server database developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, published author, accomplished presenter, and self-proclaimed scripting junkie.
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Michelle has been happily employed at Go Daddy since July 2007. She specializes in performance tuning and high-volume VLDB (very large database) development, although her experience at Go Daddy has also included database automation, operational predictive analytics, and all stages of the data lifecycle–from OLTP to data warehousing. One of Michelle’s many accomplishments includes tuning a website traffic system that subsequently reached 27,000 transactions per second during the airing of a Super Bowl commercial. At the time, this was among the highest transactional rates of any SQL Server implementation in the world.
Michelle has two passions in life: her family and SQL Server. Her contributions to the SQL Server community include founding 380PASS (a SQL Server user group in Eastern Iowa) and organizing multiple SQL Saturdays. She is also frequently a presenter at user groups, code camps, and conferences, including delivering several top-ranked presentations at PASS Summit, the largest SQL Server and Business Intelligence conference in the world. Most recently, she co-authored SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns. Michelle maintains a very popular, award-winning blog at SQLFool.com and can be found on Twitter at @sqlfool.
Michelle’s contributions to her family include two of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen. If she’s not geeking out on data, she’s probably busy playing Legos® with them.