About John

John Sterrett is a Database Administrator Sr. Advisor for Dell.  I am a very lucky individual who gets paid to focus on some of my hobbies which includes SQL Server, proactive monitoring, performance Tuning, High Availability, and cutting edge technology. Previously, I was a Sr. DBA and directly in charge of training and mentoring some great DBA’s at a database service provider.  I also worked as a Database Professional and Web Engineering Specialist for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. I work in the Global Operation Center which is located in Wheeling, WV (Pittsburgh Area).

I currently reside in Austin, TX and moved from Wheeling, WV in 2012.

 I started using computers at a very early age.  By the age of ten I was the computer expert in the family.  By the age of sixteen I administrated a bulletin board system that occurred a phone bill of $700 (thanks mom for not telling dad!).  I then started programming in qBasic in grade school and I was hooked.  During my first internship I got introduced to databases and from that point on I knew what I wanted to do for a living.

I received a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SQL Server 2005 and 2008.  I live with my wife Nina, son Gregory (aka #BabyBeluga) and our dog Buddy.

 I also enjoy following the Pittsburgh Pirates (Yes this update is after the Pirates traded the whole team), meeting new people, traveling, playing golf, wallyball and volleyball.

  • John Sterrett

    Nice to meet you, John.

  • Ronald Mazza

    Dear John, your sight is quite impressive! Thank you for meeting with me last week. What a super star you are! Promise me, we can do lunch again!
    Sincerely,
    Ron

  • Ron,

    You have my word. We will do lunch again next time its on me.

    I look forward to working with you to help drive new members for the Greater Wheeling Chapter of AITP.

    Thanks,
    John

  • John

    This is just a test..

  • Kathy Conley

    John, what a nice site! I’ve been friends with you since you moved from Deloitte 5 years ago. Just a couple of things visitors should know (that you wouldn’t say)…. You’re not only a computer whiz, but also a wonderful human being. Those who know you personally and professionally are blessed.
    Kathy

  • Brent Pinkston

    John

    Are you still hosting the SQL Saturdays in Wheeling? I am interested in attending if so. Am also interested in the AITP Group as well.

    Regards,

    Brent Pinkston
    740-310-3846 (mobile)
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brent-pinkston/a/42a/491

  • Hi Brent,

    Yes sir! The SQL Group in Wheeling is still up and running. We are taking the month off to get ready for our 2nd annual SQL Saturday on July 23rd. You can sign up here. Please also forward to all your SQL friends. We are trying to bring 100 people to Wheeling for the event.

    You can signup and get more info at http://sqlsaturday.com/80/eventhome.aspx

    Wheeling is also having a big joint meeting with the Pittsburgh chapter in Washington, PA on June 20th.

    Regards,
    John