Kevin Kline is the Director of Engineering Services at SQL Sentry, a leading provider of award winning tools for database management and monitoring.
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Kevin is a founding board member and former President of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and frequently contributes to database technology magazines, web sites, and discussion forums.
Kevin was the recipient of the PASS 2009 Lifetime Achievement award. Read about it here.
Kevin writes monthly columns for Database Trends & Applications magazine and SQL Server Magazine. Kevin also serves the community as an adviser to SQL Saturday education program as well as a curriculum adviser for both the University of Washington and Purdue University at Calumet in their IT and Computer Science departments.
Kevin’s most popular book is SQL in a Nutshell (now in it’s third edition) published by O’Reilly Media. Kevin is also author or co-author on ten other IT books, including Transact-SQL Programming, Database Benchmarking: A Practical Approach, and Professional SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Optimization.
A top rated speaker, Kevin appears at international conferences like Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, SQL Connections, and the Best Practices Conference.
Beginning his career as a lowly hardware jockey working with PC’s, Digital VAX, and Intergraph Unix workstations, Kevin has worked on multiple large-scale database projects throughout his career at Deloitte, NASA and the U.S. Army.
When Kevin isn’t working on technology issues, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel, his four kids, his three stepkids, and his Basset Hound and Ginger Kitty.