I am a staff software engineer at Stack Overflow. Historically speaking, I've smashed rocks against the side of databases for as long as I can remember. Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with a number of companies in a variety of industries as a system administrator, developer, and DBA. I’ve been involved with most aspects of application development and deployment. I blog about computer stuff at http://www.facility9.com and can be found on twitter as @peschkaj.