Gerald Britton is a Pluralsight author and expert on Python programming practices and Microsoft SQL Server development and administration. A multiple-year of the Microsoft MVP award, Gerald has led introductory classes in Python and SQL for industry-sponsored events at Ryerson University, Toronto and the University of Toronto (his alma mater).
Gail is a Database Specialist focusing on database performance tuning and database recovery, with a particular interest in topics such as indexing strategies, execution plans, and writing T-SQL code that performs well and scales gracefully.
Gail holds a Microsoft Certified Master certification for SQL Server 2008 and is a Data Platform MVP. She is a frequent poster on the SQL Server Central forums, writes articles for both SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk.com, and has spoken at SQL Saturday... mores locally and internationally, SQL Bits and at the PASS Community Summit.
Gail has been responsible for extending the lifespan of many an application by performance-tuning their databases as well as providing technical guidance on all things SQL Server related.
She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mike is a polyglot architect/developer who loves to mess around with data. He runs a consultancy company in the UK, helping organizations to build better systems and databases. Mike is married and has one daughter and two dogs, Dolly and Bertie. They keep his feet warm when he's working on courses and articles.
Mike has written a book on SQL Server and writes regular articles for sqlservercentral.com. He also likes collecting old computers like the Commodore 64 and Sinclair Spectrum. No, he doe... moresn't know why he does that either.
Ryan is the Chief Software Architect at KCF Technologies where he leads development of SmartDiagnostics, an industry leading platform for real-time predictive maintenance used by many of the largest manufactures in the North America. He primarily focuses on .Net, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and a myriad of cloud-first technologies in the AWS cloud. Before coming to KCF Technologies, Ryan spent more than 14 years with EnergyCAP, Inc. leading both IT and development. He is a long-time DBA, starting wi... moreth MySQL and PostgreSQL in the late 90s, and has been working with SQL Server since 2004. He’s at the top of his game when he’s learning something new about the data platform or teaching others about the technology he loves.
Pinal Dave is an SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and independent consultant with over 21 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Master of Science degree and numerous database certifications. Pinal has authored 14 SQL Server database books and 42 Pluralsight courses. To freely share his knowledge and help others build their expertise, Pinal has also written more than 5,500 database tech articles on his blog at https://blog.sqlauthority.com.
Viktor has been working with the Microsoft data platform, including the core SQL Server database engine, Reporting Services, and Integration Services for many years now. He has worked at Microsoft Premier Support for 10 years, supporting these technologies for large enterprise customers. He also gained some SharePoint infrastructure experience. Since his Microsoft years, he has been working both as a SQL Server database developer and a DBA, thus having experience in both worlds mainly in large e... morenterprise environments. Viktor owns several MCP certifications, MCSA certification for SQL Server and he recently completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science with a certificate to gain insights into machine learning and data science in general. He is keen to learn new technologies continuously and believes in ongoing personal development. His main professional interests are database technologies and trends including NoSQL platforms, but also BI solutions, MS Power BI, and MS Azure.
Hugo is a Sr. Software Engineer with expertise in Software Development, developing applications based on the Microsoft Stack while leveraging the Open Source technologies.
He is a passionate professional for Cloud Systems and Technologies, specifically all Microsoft Azure related.
He is Microsoft Certified Professional with Microsoft Certifications in Web/App Development (MCSA - Web Applications, MCSD - App Builder) and Azure (Azure Developer Associate and Azure Solutions Architect).
But Love... more is more than only loving our profession and work, so Hugo loves to travel, meet new people and new cultures and seize and tries to get the most out of life by always seizing the moment.