William Assaf (he/him) is a Microsoft SQL Server consultant, speaker, and manager, and blogs about SQL at sqltact.com. William has been a developer, admin, and consultant for databases around the world, having launched from in-house DBA to consulting DBA thanks to the recession. He has helped develop Microsoft SQL Server certification exams since 2012, has been a Regional Mentor for PASS since 2015, and just stepped down from being the lead organizer of SQLSaturday Baton Rouge after a decade leading one of the largest SQLSat events in the world, and the only one with jambalaya. William enjoys volunteering for STEM initiatives as well as guest lecturing at LSU and SELU, where he gives a shoutout to all the ISDS and CIS students. William lives in continuous awe of his far more accomplished high school sweetheart Christine, and they would like to say that empty nesting is pretty great. Both of them hope to see you at PASS Summit and a future SQLSaturday event.