I started working with SQL Server in 2006 as a junior analyst, and never really looked back. Since then I've worked at a variety of companies, usually involved in ETL solutions of one form or another. Over the last 5 years I've explored the different DevOps options within SQL Server, and found myself taking more of an architect role. I've seen many different approaches taken to different problems at various companies, and I've come to the conclusion that while there is never only one right way to do something, there are usually a number of wrong ways. My big hope for my speaking career is that I can inform people about the different options available to them, and help them make the best decisions for their situations (while avoiding some of the traps I've seen so many people fall into).