Thomas Nield (author of Getting Started with SQL) is a business consultant for Southwest Airlines in Schedule Initiatives. Early in his career, he became fascinated with technology and its role in business analytics. After becoming proficient in Java, Kotlin, Python, SQL, and reactive programming, he became an open-source contributor as well as an author/trainer for O’Reilly Media. He is passionate about sharing what he learns and enabling others with new skill sets. He enjoys making technical content relatable and relevant to those unfamiliar with or intimidated by it.
Currently, Thomas is interested in data science, reactive programming, and the Kotlin language. You may find him speaking on these three subjects and how they can interconnect.
Webcast: A quick lesson on SQL querying basics September 14, 2016
This hands-on lesson will walk through basic table navigation using SELECT statements, including filtering, mathematical expressions, text concatenation, and leveraging functions.