Ed has over 20 years of experience in database and systems administration, developing a passion for performance optimization, database design, and wacky analytics. He has spoken at many user groups, data conferences, and summits. This led him to organize SQL Saturday Albany, which has become an annual event for New York’s Capital Region. Sharing these experiences with the community is a top priority, and encouraging everyone to take the leap into public speaking and engaging others, a passion. In his free time, Ed enjoys video games, sci-fi & fantasy, traveling, and cooking exceptionally spicy foods.