I couldnít cut it in Literary Academia so I took a different path down the I.T. road. Itís been a great journey full of late nights, stressful outages, and tons of technical documentation. Along the way Iíve acquired many things including ways to be contacted. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, I have a fresh blog at http://blogofshaw.blogspot.com/, a slightly more mature LinkedIn account, Twitter scottshaw@shawsql and finally a Facebook account dedicated to I.T. Iíve been in I.T. long enough to remember the days when technical folks were anything but social! Those days are obviously gone.
I currently live comfortably in Saint Louis with my wife and 2 kids. I have a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature and a MSMIS degree in Management Information Systems. I work as Lead SQL DBA for Sisters of Mercy Health Systems. The company owns numerous hospitals and small clinics throughout the Midwest. I own a fledgling consulting company www.dbaconsortium.com and Iíve taught SQL at Washington Universityís CAIT program. Iíve also had the honor of presenting at SQLSaturday (http://sqlsaturday.com/53/schedule.aspx).