About the Speaker

Melissa Coates
BI Architect, BlueGranite

Melissa Coates is a business intelligence developer based in Charlotte, NC. As a BI architect with BlueGranite, she specializes in delivering BI and data warehousing solutions using corporate and self-service BI tools. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a SQL Server MVP. When Melissa steps away from the laptop, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie or digging in the garden. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.

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