John Miner is a Data Architect at Blue Metal helping corporations solve their business needs with various data platform solutions. He has over twenty five years of data processing experience, and his architecture expertise encompasses all phases of the software project life cycle, including design, development, implementation, and maintenance of systems. His credentials include undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island. He has also earned certificates from Microsoft for Database Administration (MCDBA), System Administration (MCSA) and Data Management & Analytics (MCSE). Before joining Blue Metal, John won the Data Platform MVP award in 2014 and 2015 for his outstanding contributions to the SQL Server community. When he is not busy talking to local user groups or writing blog entries on new technology, he spends time with his wife and daughter enjoying outdoor activities. Some of John’s hobbies include wood working projects, crafting a good beer and playing a game of chess.