Tim Smith

Tim Smith
Tim Smith works as a DBA and developer and also teaches Automating ETL on Udemy.


Tim consults for FinTek Development and teaches the course Automating ETL on Udemy. He's worked with technology since high school, helping his school win its first TCEA award and continues to work in automation, data architecture, back-end development, and smart contract architecture. Tim enjoys testing new technologies early in the diffusion of innovation curve and was an early adopter of NoSQL and smart contract development. He has a blog at http://www.fintekdev.com/ and helps contribute to local technical and financial events in Texas.

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