My name is John Morehouse and I live/work in the Louisville, Kentucky area. I’ve always considered myself a jack of all trade, having various technical jobs through my career, but databases, Microsoft SQL Server databases specifically, is my passion.
My current SQL Server passions include (but not limited to):
- Database Design
- Performance Tuning
- Transaction Logs
- High Availability
- Database Mirroring
- Log Shipping
Omaha SQL/BI User Group
I am one of the founders for the Omaha SQL/BI User Group. We started back in December of 2007 and now almost 7 years later, we are still going strong. We average 30-40 members attending each meeting. In December 2014, due to my move to Kentucky I helped turn the reins of the group over to Phil Brammer and David Klee.
PASS Regional Mentor (RM)
In January 2014, I was asked to become a PASS Regional Mentor to take the place of an existing RM who was stepping down. In this role I will help other PASS Chapter User Groups with whatever road blocks they may have. This could be simple questions, finding speakers or sponsors for their meetings, or basically anything. I look forward to where this new role will take me. Due to my moving out of the Omaha area, I had to give up this position with PASS. I, however, remain involved in the community through SQL Saturday’s and other events.
My Other Hobby
For almost 9 years, I was a volunteer fire fighter/EMT for my community. I live in small town about 30 miles outside of Omaha. It was an awesome hobby to have and it’s very rewarding. Since that was a part of my life for so long, you’ll often see that “hobby” come through in my postings.
This blog is really just an attempt to get further into the SQL Server community and spread the word of SQL Server (Sounds like a religion!). I’m not looking to make money off this blog (although, let’s be honest, that would rock!) and I don’t claim to be an expert. There are certainly those out there (Paul Randall/Kimberly Tripp/Brent Ozar/etc) that make up that space, but hopefully I will be able to just find my niche somewhere.
With that being said, I’m putting myself out there further and would love to get feedback on what you think. Please keep in mind that I’m relatively still new to blogging and I must say that putting thoughts down in writing is much harder than it looks. Well, for me it is anyway so please be gentle. =)
So, I expect this blog to be fluid and ever growing, so if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them!