Welcome from Lynn Langit: Who I Am and What I Do Around Here

I wanted
to first introduce myself to the community as an upcoming contributor for the
BIEB (Because Its Everyone’s Business) blog.   My name is Lynn Langit
and I have been a Developer Evanglist in Southern Califonia for about
3 years.  Prior I ran my own .NET development company where I was lead
architect for many types of Microsoft solutions.  I have also been a MCT
(Microsoft Certified Trainer) for nearly 10 years.  I hold these
Microsoft certifications – MCP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, MCITP (SQL Admin/Dev/BI),

To get an
understanding of what I do as developer evangelist at Microsoft are watch
this interview I did on MSDN Channel.I have two other blogs, one for
developers called SoCalDevGal, and most recently I’ve written a
summer blog series on the new APIs in Windows 7, past topics including SQL
Server Business Intelligence and SharePoint.  The other blog lists
information about my bi-monthly live show called GeekSpeak. Past geekSpeak shows can be downloaded here.

I’ve been asked to
contribute to this blog because of my production and training work around SQL
Server in general, and around Business Intelligence (Data Warehousing and Data
Mining) in particular.  I have taught these topics for 8 years, 
I have production experience (prior to joining Microsoft) implementing SQL
Server BI for many types of customers.  I have also written two books on
SQL Server BI, the most recent of which is ‘Smart Business Intelligence
Solutions with SQL Server 2008’ (MSPress / April 2009).  I also created a
33-part screencast series ‘How do I…BI?’ around using SQL Server Analysis Services.

In my
free time, I like to keep my hand in production code.  To that end I have
personally volunteered for over 4 years on an electronic medical records
application named SmartCare.  This application is based on .NET, uses
SQL Server storage and has been accepted as the national standard for
medical records for Zambia.  SmartCare is currently being deployed in
Zambia, and pilot work is being done in Ethiopia, South Africa and more. 
For more information see http://www.opensmartcare.org

Lynn Langit

Developer Evangelist

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