Mindy Curnutt, an independent consultant, is 4X Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Idera ACE. She has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community for more than a decade, presenting at various User Group Meetings, SQLPASS Summits, as well as SQLSaturdays across North America. For two years, she was a team lead for the SQLPASS Summit Abstract Review Process and since 2015 has served as one of the three SQLPASS Summit program managers. She was a SME for a couple of the SQL 2012 and 2014 Microsoft SQL Server Certification Exams and helped to author SQL Server 2014 Step by Step. Mindy currently serves on the board of directors for the North Texas SQL Server User’s Group. She also serves as a mentor to others, helping to educate and promote scalable and sustainable SQL Server architecture and design. She is passionate about Data Security, Accessibility, Usability, Scalability and Performance. You can follow Mindy at her blog, mindycurnutt.com and on Twitter where she's known as @sqlgirl.