About Me

My name is Francisco do Ó, I live in Lisbon but I was born in a small town in the coastline of Alentejo called Vila Nova de Santo André.

In 2015, I began my journey at Vortal as a developer in the Product Operations team, so I almost immediately started to work with large production databases. I gradually became more and more passionate about SQL Server, hence my work ended up converging to it. Nowadays I spend most of my time maintaining databases in good health (or troubleshooting issues while questioning my life choices when that fails).

I’m really into performance tuning, I love to make things run faster. Also, the look in people’s faces when that query that took minutes to run is now under a fraction of a second, definitely makes my day.