Hey there, I’m Steve Rezhener, and I specialize in Microsoft Data Platform, SQL Server, Microsoft BI Stack, and AWS/Azure/GCP public clouds.
I hold a degree Computer Information Systems and Software Development from Champlain College in Burlington, VT, and is graduate of the MBA Program in Information Technology from University of Redlands in Redlands, CA.
I support the SQL Community (a.k.a. #sqlfamily) as a co-organizer of SQL Saturday in Los Angeles event, co-leader of LA Data Platform (f.k.a. SQL Malibu) User Group, frequent SQLSaturday speaker/volunteer, and President and Co-Founder of the Data Driven Technologies, Inc 501.c.3. non-profit.
I live in Woodland Hills (a suburb of Los Angeles), CA. When not dealing with data, I’m upgrading my house, and playing an XBOX with my 2 kids.
I started my IT career back in 1999 while trying to combine 3 Excel files into 1 using Visual Basic for Application (a.k.a. VBA). I co-developed my first Windows-based client-server application using Visual Basic (VB) 6.0 and Microsoft Access to help my employer (a vendor of wireless equipment) to better manage RMA/RTV process and improve the quality of products. Few years after that, I co-developed a CRM application using the same tools familiar to me (VB 6.0 and Microsoft Access) for an appliance repair shop. The year was 2004 and I decided to upgrade my skills to VB.NET, C# and SQL Server. Suddenly I found myself getting addicted to SQL Server 2005 and data related tools. My lunch menu for 12+ years consisted of SSIS & SSRS with some occasional SSAS for breakfast. I’m super excited about the innovation baked into AWS, Azure, Power BI, as well as SQL Server 2019. I’m Microsoft Certified Professional and holder of relics such as: MCITP SQL Server 2005 and MCITP SQL Server 2008.
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