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Paul Nielsen is a hands-on database developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and trainer specializing in data architecture and database development using Microsoft SQL Server technologies.

Active in the SQL Server community, Paul is the and founder of Colorado PASSCamp. Paul presents around the world at conferences such as Microsoft Tech Ed (Dev), SSWUG Virtual Conference, SQL Teach (Canada), SQL Open World (Denmark), and devLINK (Nashville), and PASS Summit.

Besides holding several certifications, Paul is an instructor with Learning Tree, served on the Microsoft Education Domain Objectives panel for SQL Server 2005, and was the Design-SME (subject matter expert) for the Microsoft Official Course, 2784: Tuning and Optimizing Queries using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Paul has been developing data-centric solutions since 1982, and was the Enterprise Data Architect for Compassion International, a SQL Server instructor with Learning Tree, the technical editor for a database magazine, and a U. S. Navy Submariner (Data Systems Tech Petty Officer).

Besides just being interested in databases, Paul is focused on fighting poverty in developing nations and he is currently developing a software solution designed to enable organizations to more effectively serve children in developing nations.

For recreation, Paul enjoys scuba diving, playing his Taylor acoustic guitar - cool fresh lemonade (mp3), and hiking in the back country of Colorado.

I enjoy hearing from my readers and answering questions.