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.