Grant Fritchey has worked for more than 30 years in IT as a developer and a DBA. He has built systems from the major enterprise to distributed systems to small boutique companies. Grant writes articles on various data-related topics for the #1 SQL Server education and community site, SQLServerCentral and Redgate’s technical journal, Simple Talk. He is the author of multiple books including SQL Server Execution Plans and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning. He develops and presents complete structured learning plans to teach Azure, AWS, and other data-related topics to developers and other IS personnel. Grant is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and an AWS Community Builder.
Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from
He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.