TJay Belt is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of technical experience. Currently serving as a Senior Database Engineer with Cybersource in the Infrastructure Engineering group, TJay has progressed through several roles in his database career including developer, data guy, database developer, database analyst, and DBA. Prior to Cybersource, he worked at several software companies, working at internal customer sites in the United States and abroad. He has always gravitated to the database side of each job and excelled. TJay studied Computer Science at Brigham Young University and is a member and active volunteer of PASS.
When TJay is not at work, or on call, he enjoys spending time with his family; playing racquetball, riding dirtbikes, waterskiing/boating or simply spending time together.
At PASS this year, there was a great deal of 'twittering' going on. Effectively, the attendants were able to broadcast text messages amongst themselves, by using Twitter. Suddenly, Twitter was more than a technology looking for a use. TJay Belt explains why DBAs are taking to twitter.… Read more