[See the SQL2Go and Megan2Go pages for services offered]

Introduction

Sql2Go offers software development and consulting services for MS SQL Server. It is owned and operated by me, Megan Brooks, located in Sacramento County, California. Sql2Go seeks to provide specific, specialized SQL Server database development and administration services to clients, as needed, when needed.

I also offer audio-visual and information technology services — Megan2Go — within my range of experience which you can read about below.


Availability (Updated 2/20/18):

I am currently engaged in freelance reporting and database support & development and my available time is very limited.

I no longer consider full-time permanent positions. At this stage in my life I am working intermittently and focusing on the primary goal of Sql2Go, which is providing services as needed.

For more information, contact Megan.


Why “Sql2Go?”

My SQL Server blog & personal website have been located at far2go.net for many years. It is  just a catchy name that is easy to remember, although if you think about it enough, it may seem to have implications ranging from “much work still to be done” to “unlimited opportunity.” But then that might be thinking about it a little too much – at the time I just needed to come up with a domain name, quickly.

“Sql2Go” comes from changing “far” to “sql.” It is still catchy, but the point is that I can offer database development and administration services to order, as you need them, at lower cost than hiring a full-time developer/DBA.


Experience

Software Development: I have been developing for and administering SQL Server since 1998, beginning with SQL Server 6.5. I worked full time as an electronics technician, systems programmer, or software developer for more than 40 years, and have been programming and consulting as a software developer since 1970.

My recent work has been with SQL Server 2016 and 2012 (SSRS, DB Engine, SSIS), developing and optimizing for and administering large databases. While I am retired from full-time permanent employment, I continue to offer consulting services.

When not consulting, I am developing a genealogical database application using SQL Server 2017. It is currently at a proof-of-concept stage running on a local server, but my ultimate goal is to move it to Azure as an SaaS application.

I worked the early years of my professional career as the department technician for the Computer Science department at California State University, Sacramento, first part-time beginning in 1974 and then as a full-time staff member beginning in 1977 and continuing into 1979, when I became the lead systems programmer for the CSUS Computer Center, also a full-time staff position.

My work as a professional developer began in 1974 while working as an electronics technician and studying for my BS in Computer Science (at CSUS), and continued as I transitioned into to systems programming and then applications programming and eventually database development and administration. I am not a general-purpose “IT person” but I nevertheless have years of IT/sysadmin experience with a focus on tools used by and issues encountered by software developers.

Audio-Visual: I have been doing audio-visual work — operation, installation, and maintenance — since 1982 when I first volunteered for a private educational organization to which I belonged, receiving professional training. In the mid-90’s I trained with another professional and volunteered for several years as an audio recordist for a local church that produced its own TV and radio programming.

In more recent years I have provided audio support for a women’s retreat, served as the lead audio-visual tech at two local churches, and provided services to three others in the greater Sacramento area. I work with existing equipment and can also provide my own small-scale portable PA.


Personal

I work with technology for what it can do for people. The rest of the time I do with as little of it as possible. I volunteer for a variety of causes, as I am able, and I belong to several local community groups.