Paul Nielsen, SQL Server MVP since 2004, focuses on database performance through excellent design—always normalized, generalized, and data driven. Continuing to push the envelope of database design, Paul experiments with Object/Relational designs, the open-source T-SQL solution for transforming SQL Server into an object database.
As an entrepreneur, Paul has developed an application that helps nonprofit organizations that give hope to children in developing counties.
As a consultant, he has developed small to very large SQL Server databases, and has helped several third-party software vendors improve the quality and performance of their databases.
As a presenter, Paul has given talks at Microsoft TechEd, PASS Summits, DevLink (Nashville), SQL Teach (Canada), Rocky Mountain Tech Tri-Fecta, ICCM, and numerous user groups. Paul recorded SQL Server 2005 Development with Total Training. He has presented his Smart Database Design Seminar in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Denmark. Paul also provides private and public SQL Server developer and data architecture courses.
As a family guy, Paul lives in Colorado Springs with his very sweet wife, Edie, and Dasha, their five-year-old daughter. He has two adult children: Lauren, who will soon graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, to collect scores of apples as an elementary school teacher, and David, who has a genius within him. Paul's hobbies include photography, a little jazz guitar, great movies, and stunt kites. ...