Hi! I'm Melissa Coates. Thanks for visiting my blog about Microsoft Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, and Visualization.
I am an Architect in the Business Intelligence Group at Intellinet. Intellinet is a management consulting and Microsoft-centric technology services firm. I like consulting because it offers so many opportunities to learn at a fast pace, and I love to work with smart people on interesting projects. If you're in the Southeast Region of the US and Intellinet can be of help to you, give me a shout by e-mail.
I'm a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. The MVP award is granted annually to technical community leaders who actively share their expertise with others. Also, I'm part of the Microsoft VTSP (Virtual Technology Solution Professional) program which means I work with Microsoft to deliver technical BI presentations, demos, & formulate solutions for customers.
On a personal note, I firmly believe that being called a geek is a great compliment. I shamelessly love disco music. Turtlenecks are indeed hip & cool. I'm just a little obsessed with baskets, organizers & office supplies. And, I find technical books to be just delightful. My motto: Life is just more fun if you're easily amused.
I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband who is an aspiring author. When I step away from the keyboard, you can probably find me hanging out with my oh-so-beloved border collie, playing in the garden, or with my nose in a book.
Keep smiling! Keep learning!
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Am planning to take the SQL Server 2012 certification exams soon!