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My name is Derrick Bell. I am a husband, business intelligence developer,  artist, and geek. 

What I love about being a BI developer is that the job is both challenging and satisfying. I get to use all my skills from programming to design. When working with data, I get to fulfill my instinctive desire to group, organize, and sort things. Furthermore, I get to collaborate with other people, hear about their professions, and help them to do better jobs through data.

I wrangle data using varied tools such as MS Access, SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Database. I have built SQL data solutions in finance, e-commerce, and government sectors.  I try to be smart about my productivity and seek to get tasks done. I look for ways to get centered and hone my focus on the job at hand. This blog is my collection of hacks.  I hope this helps others that share my journey.