Tim Ford takes 15 students on cruise ships and matches them up with leaders in the SQL Community for a week of training on SQL Cruise twice a year. If you're interested in high-quality training in a relaxed atmosphere with unfettered access to the trainers then check out sqlcruise.com. The rest of the time he is the Lead SQL Server DBA with Spectrum Health Information & Technology Solutions, specializing in performance tuning, mining SQL metadata and trending performance metrics. He's been working with SQL Server for over 13 years and loves data about data. Tim is a community speaker, SQL Saturday organizer, volunteer, and author. His book with Louis Davidson: Performance Tuning with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views is now widely available.