Meet #SQLSatNash 2018 Pre-Con Session Trainers

We are pleased to announce our pre-conference trainers for SQLSaturday Nashville 2018. Over the next several weeks we will get to know our great presenters.  We hope you’ll join us for one of their pre-cons.  Visit http://bit.ly/SQLSatNash-PreCon for details.

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Ben

Catherine Wihelmsen

Co-Presenter

Jason Horner

Co-Presenter

John Deardurff

John Sterrett

Josh Luedeman

Kevin Kline

Ben has been a member of the SQL Server Community for over 19 years now. He is currently working at MaritzCX revolutionizing the SQL Server environment and loving it. He also consults as well. He is a SQL Server MVP and MCM: SQL 2008 and has spent time in the field using SQL Server since 1997. He has worked at various companies throughout the US as well as at Microsoft for 7 years. He is passionate about SQL Server and automation and integration and uses SMO and PowerShell regularly. He is regular speaker at SQL Saturday around the country and loves to speak on anything SQL Server and PowerShell related, even remotely. Cathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge, and currently works as a Community Evangelist for PASS, a global community that enables Microsoft Data Platform professionals to connect, share and learn. Her main experience has been working as a consultant, technical architect and developer, focusing on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects. Her core skills are ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development, but she enjoys everything from programming to data visualization. Outside of work she’s a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, speaker, blogger, organizer and chronic volunteer. For over 15 years John has taught Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and Windows Server certification courses. He has been a database and networking consultant for over 20 years and currently holds over 40 Microsoft Certifications. He is a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern United States and a Data Platform MVP. For over 15 years John has taught Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and Windows Server certification courses. He has been a database and networking consultant for over 20 years and currently holds over 40 Microsoft Certifications. He is a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern United States and a Data Platform MVP. John Sterrett is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, MCSE: Data Platform, CEO and Principal Consultant of Procure SQL LLC. Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind dell.com. John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, MS Ignite, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a leader of the Austin SQL Server User Group and the founder of the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Virtual Chapter. Josh is a Senior Consultant with the Premier Support for Developers team at Microsoft, focusing on Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Cloud Architecture. He is a regular speaker at Professional Association of SQL Server(PASS) events, Code on the Beach, the PASS Summit, and other IT conferences. He is also a co-leader of the PASS Big Data Virtual Chapter and OPASS (Orlando PASS Chapter). He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Software Development. Expert and author on topics like SQL, data management, big data, IT leadership, enterprise architecture, and building technical communities. Author of “SQL in a Nutshell”, popular conference speaker, blogger, magazine columnist, and world traveler.
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