For the final instalment this year, it is time once again to Reconnect! For this very special edition of the blog, we are joined by eight-time Data Platform MVP titleholder Aaron Nelson.
Hailing from Georgia, United States, Aaron is a SQL Server Architect with more than 20 years of experience in Architecture, Business Intelligence, Development, and Performance Tuning of SQL Server.
Aaron’s accomplishments read like a laundry list of tech experience. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional as a Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Developer. Meanwhile, Aaron helped to pen Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible, an in-depth guide crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices.
This extensive experience led Aaron to begin work as a senior consultant for Microsoft in April 2019, where he assists premier customers on data platform design and Azure across the United States.
In addition, Aaron has been very active in his community. Aaron has volunteered with the PowerShell Virtual Chapter of PASS since its inception in October 2010, with the chapter growing to more than 5,000 members and amassing a following on YouTube. Further, Aaron serves as a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia Young Professionals, and volunteers with Atlanta Microsoft Database Forum.
Since 2010, Aaron has have spoken at more than 100 events across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. His personal highlights include PASS Summit, Teched North America, TechEd Europe, and SQLRally.
For more on Aaron, check out his Twitter @SQLvariant