About Me



My name is Julie Koesmarno. I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Data Platform and a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Business Intelligence for SQL Server 2012.

Work Experience

I have worked on high profile database system implementations using SQL Server since 2004. These database solutions were custom implementations for Telecommunication, Finance and internet companies with Australia and international presence.

In addition, I have also worked with different types of database, from MySQL, Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server. The latter being my favourite which I have spent a great deal amount of time implementing data management, data staging and data cleansing systems.  I enjoy working with Data, from data analysis, database design to data visualisation.

I currently work for LobsterPot Solutions, as a consultant, working with an outstanding and talented team of passionate people. I have moved from one country to another, to pursue my life long passion, travelling and working with data (and I mean, lots of DATA!).



A very good friend of mine, Victor Isakov, was the first #SQLFamily member that I met. He opened my mind about SQL Server and introduced me to the life of SQL Server early 2011. We presented together at Sydney SQL User Group in September 2011.

Since then, I have been active in PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) as a volunteer and a presenter for local as well as international events. For local events, I have presented at Sydney SQL User Group, SQL Saturday and virtual chapters.  At international level, I have presented at SQL Rally in Dallas 2012, PASS Summit 2011 and PASS Summit 2012.

I have learnt so much and am still learning from SQL Community – #SQLFamily. So this blog is one of my ways of sharing my knowledge and helping out the community.



Two of my favourite things are learning and story telling (sharing knowledge). The two go together quite well, along with my passion for travelling.  This site is my new way of learning more about SQL Server, database design, data visualisation and Business Intelligence. Ultimately this is my journey as Ms SQL Girl!


Quirky Facts

  • I have lived in 3 different countries: Indonesia, Australia and USA.
  • In 2003, I submitted a thesis abstract on geospatial data which was accepted with full scholarship offered. I later turned it down, due to personal and family commitments. 8 years later, I rekindle my enjoyment in working with geospatial data as a practitioner and a presenter.

“Take a leap of faith, life has interesting ways of unraveling itself”

Photo taken at Westlake Village, CA

8 Responses to About Me

  • J

    Replied on: April 2, 2012, 1:13 pm

    I live in the U.S. and have taken a few B.I. courses, which I find very interesting. However, I do not work in B.I. so I pay for these out of pocket.

    Is there a cost effective way to learn SQL Server?

  • Tanmay

    Replied on: April 19, 2012, 9:21 pm

    how can i follow you on twitter??

  • Arif

    Replied on: July 28, 2012, 10:05 pm

    I liked your blogs. Is there a way when you write a new blog, I can get notifcation some how.


  • John

    Replied on: August 21, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Hi, I am an upcoming database architect specializing in database solution end-end design, applicaiton integration solution development and Data Continuity architecture.

    I am also a Windows System Architect (HW and SW) and Application Virtualization and Integration Architect

    I have a new blog that has been under development for a long time but i haven’t had enough time to complete it but i would love for you guys to drop in whenever you’d like to and drop your thoughts into my suggestions box (a.k.a please leave a comment)

    The name of the blog is DB Resolve (Naive i know)
    the link to blog is : http://geekswithblogs.net/thedatabaseguy/Default.aspx

    Please use elastic layout for best view and please dont mind if the place is a lil messy right now .. it is still under development.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Chris Shayan

    Replied on: November 16, 2012, 5:44 am


    I liked your career growth. Keep it up.

  • Jen Osorio

    Replied on: March 6, 2013, 10:18 pm

    Hi Julie,

    I’m so glad and thankful for your kindhearted in supporting the very first SQLSaturday Philippines! Actually, I’m a good friend of Edwin Sarmiento. I’ve been in PASS Summit 2012 and also seen your presentation. Great job!

    From there, I’m starting to follow all your footsteps!!


    • Julie Koesmarno

      Replied on: March 7, 2013, 4:25 pm

      Hi Jen,

      The pleasure is mine. The enthusiasm of the Philippines SQL community is really moving.

      Hopefully I can visit you and present on BI topics. I saw one spot left at 3PM (and there was no BI topic); I wish I could do something about that!

      Hope your session and the rest of SQL Saturday 218 go well.

      Look forward to hearing more stories from you and seeing you at PASS Summit 2013.

      Kind regards,

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