Feb 13: Career, Networking, and the Future of Data

Wednesday, February 13, 2012

Arnie Rowland
Career, Networking, and the Future of Data

In this wide ranging discussion, Arnie will delve into issues related to solidifying and maintaining a career working with data. What does it mean to focus your career -and where, on what technology? We will explore some of the technical directions you should anticipate in the upcoming near term. What is the role of ‘networking’ in your career? Hear how networking help to build your knowledge and skills, as well as open doors to future opportunities. And Career? We will explore the distinctions between having a ‘job’, and a ‘career’?

Technology is moving so fast now, making strategic decisions about how to invest your time and effort in ways that ensure that you and your skills are in demand has become critical. You are invited to spend some time during this session reflecting upon your future in this fast changing industry. Be prepared to share how networking has helped you -either in seeking work, or in getting technical help.

If you are concerned about how you fit in the future of data, you don’t want to miss this discussion.

Bio: Arnie Rowland
During his career as a outspoken architect and application developer with very large databases, Arnie [LinkedIn] realized that most issues between Developer and DBA comes from incomplete communication and a misunderstanding of each other’s primary directive. As a frequent Trainer and Mentor for Developers and Database Administrators, he has nurtured a knack for helping to ‘bridge the gap’. Arnie is a rare mix of expert developer and gifted database administrator, bringing both sets of skills to better communicate with development teams to create a working solution.

Arnie is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working on SQL Server 2000 thorough SQL Server 2012 training courses and has been involved as a SME with the development of the SQL 2005 through SQL 2012 Microsoft Certification Exams. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for over a decade, and has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Sever titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at the University and Community College levels. Clients include Multi-National and Fortune 500 companies, Federal and State agencies, Foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private.

In addition to being a pilot and flight instructor, he holds post-graduate degrees and is an avid bicyclist and sailor.

Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums, and a founding member of the TechNet Wiki Governing Council.

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