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I am Erin Stellato, and I enjoy troubleshooting and solving SQL Server problems.

I started in technical support, then took on SQL Server when I realized I wanted to know what was happening behind the scenes. I began blogging and speaking in 2011, and have used both to share what I have learned in customer environments over the years.

Working for a software vendor for many years provided unique insight into software development that’s been invaluable during my time as a consultant. Both jobs have provided countless opportunities to see a variety of solutions across a wide range of industries, which helps me understand what companies need in a SQL Server expert.

Erin Stellato
Microsoft MVP
Pluralsight Author

Experience and Achievements

My Experience

I started in IT in 2000, and worked my way up, learning everything on the job or on my own. With a master’s in Movement Science, the switch to technology – specifically SQL Server – was not as unlikely as one might think, as both center around data. I’ve been recognized as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2012 and in addition to consulting, I create online courses for Pluralsight to help people understand SQL Server. I also co-teach two of the in-depth, in-person classes we offer at SQLskills, and my goal is passing on as much knowledge as possible to attendees and customers.
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Principal Consultant
August 2012 - Present
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Database Engineer
May 2003 - July 2012
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Technical Support
September 2000 - May 2003

My Achievements

I began speaking in 2011, and regularly present to local user groups and at SQLSaturday events. I’ve also spoken at large conferences such as the PASS Summit, SQLBits, and SQLintersection. These opportunities have allowed me to share what I have learned with the SQL Server community, and I continue to learn from attendees when they share unique problems that appear in their environment.
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Selected as a speaker, including pre-con (2018, 2019, 2020)
2018
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Speaker at SQLintersection (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)
2013
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Became a Pluralsight author
2012
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Selected to speak at PASS Summit for the first time (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
2011