I have been working with SQL Server for more than ten years. I am very much self-taught, using books, manuals and sites like stackoverflow to help me improve my skills. My job titles have been everything from Business Analyst to Report Developer and now, Quality Data Analyst. In a nutshell, I write stored procedures to create reports. I have some experience with Oracle, but I prefer SQL Server. For reporting tools, I have mainly worked with Crystal Reports, but I have some experience in Cognos and SSRS. If I were to have my way, I'd never work with Crystal again and would instead focus on SSRS. However; I'm not the one who gets to choose the reporting package. I'm thrilled about my new position which is writing reports for the Quality Department of a Clinic. As someone new to the health care field this is offering me a chance to grow my business knowledge, as well as feel as if my reports make a difference in people's lives and don't just help someone see how much money they made this week.
In my spare time, I've become the crazy cat lady in my neighborhood - I now own 4 - and I like to hangout with my grandsons (no, I'm not old enough, thank you for noticing - they're steps). I, also, have an American Eskimo Dog - Oliver - who is a bit of a challenge. In order to train your dog, you really need to be smarter than he is and Ollie is giving me and my family quite the run for our money.
I own a PS3 and love to play wargames, such as Battlefield Bad Company. I've just purchased Battlefield 3, but have not had much time to play it. My online handle is BentleyGadget, if you ever want to play with someone who loves the game, but really sucks at it! 8-)