Who am I? Just an ordinary person like you who puts his pants on two legs at a time (try it sometime, it is 50% faster.) I have been in the IT industry for more than 30 years as a corporate database developer, architect, author, editor, as well as serving on the permanent unofficial committee to make sure the Internet still works.
The majority of my experience has been with Microsoft SQL Server, in every version that has been released since 4.21a (I did work a bit on 1.0!) Currently I am the website editor for the Simple-Talk website, working for Redgate in Cambridge, UK. I actually reside in Cleveland, Tennessee, which is not nearly as fun as it sounds! If you want a gander at the resume, you can it here: Louis Davidson Resume.
I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a minor in mathematics. I volunteered with PASS for many years, as well as Music City Code and my local SQL Server user group for many years. I have spoke at many SQL Saturday events. If you want slides from one of my session (perhaps you attended one?) I post my slides on my presentations page.
In October 2004, I was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for SQL Server by Microsoft, an honor I am very proud to have been given and have so far continued to receive. In my “free” time, My blog is located on Simple-Talk's website, as it has been for many year before I started working for Redgate. I also try to speak at SQL Saturday events when i can. I also slept in one weekend, and I didn't hate it.
I have written and contributed to many books over the years, which you can see on the Books page.