PAUG 2013 Database Designer Conference at Silver Falls
May 3 (Saturday, 12 PM) - May 5 (Monday, 3 PM)
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Crystal first received the Microsoft MVP award in January 2006 for Access.† She began making video tutorials to teach Access on YouTube three years ago and now has 2 channels with over 200,000 combined views, covering Access, Excel, and other Office applications, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.† All of her video tutorials are captioned and some have been translated into other languages.
Crystal has free materials posted on the internet for those who want to learn:
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When not on the road teaching or lecturing, Crystal enjoys being at home with her family and animals.† She connects to people all over the world and teaches as their application, website, presentation, video, and more is built.
Luke Chung, President, founded FMS in 1986 to provide custom database solutions. He has directed the company’s product development and consulting services efforts as the database industry evolved. FMS is the world’s leading provider of third party products for Microsoft Access with tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries. In addition to being a primary author and designer of many FMS commercial products, Luke has personally provided consulting services to a wide range of clients. In addition to Microsoft Access, Luke and his team have created solutions on SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, LightSwitch, Azure, and mobility platforms. A recognized database expert and highly regarded authority in the Microsoft Access developer community, Luke was featured by Microsoft as an Access Hero during Access' 10 year anniversary celebration. Luke is a popular speaker at conferences in the US, Europe and Australia, and has published many articles in industry journals. He is a past president of the Washington, DC chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO Network), and serves on the Fairfax County Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee and the School Superintendent's Business and Community Advisory Council. Luke is a graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Masters in Physical Oceanography.
Luke Chung MS Access MVP 2012
Alison Balter is a leading author of Microsoft Access books and SQL Server books, including The Absolute Beginnners Guide to Access 2013, Using Microsoft Access 2010, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2007 Development, Teach Yourself SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours, a developer video training series on Access 2007, a user video training series on Access 2007, three Access 2007 e-books, and Access 2010 user videos, all for SAMS Publishing. She is most recently completed an Access Developer video series for Experts Exchange where she also has published numerous articles. Alison was awarded the 2012 Microsoft MVP award and was selected as Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year for 2012.
Alison J. Balter
Armen Stein, a Microsoft MVP, will help lead discussions about software consulting, including promoting your consulting business, understanding system requirements and communicating expectations. Whether you are a consultant now or are just thinking about it, join us for these lively interactive sessions. Armen is President of J Street Technology, a leading Microsoft Access, ASP.NET, SQL Server development firm and creator of CartGenie e-commerce storefront software. Armen delivers a great deal of pragmatic material presented in a unique personable style, making him one of PAUG’s most popular conference speakers. Armen is co-author of Access 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference, and has spoken at many conferences including TechEd North America and Office DevCon in Australia. Published Book List
Juan Soto is a Senior Project Manager at IT Impact Inc., where he specializes in Access with SQL Server databases. He's a frequent speaker at Access user groups nationwide and the only Access developer to speak at SQLSaturdays.com events held across the US. When he's not working, he's writing posts for his blog at AccessExperts.net/blog. To learn more about Juan, please visit his firm's site, AccessExperts.net.
Kevin Bell is a test engineer on the Microsoft Access team in Redmond Washington. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Kevin was a partner in a consulting practice in Colorado that specialized in building software solutions for small businesses and departments in large corporations. Their primary development environment was Microsoft Access connected to a SQL Server backend. Over a 15+ year consulting career he has created a variety of custom applications from a management system for a small drapery shop with a hand full of users to a compliance tracking system for a large insurance company with hundreds of users in multiple locations.
Like many Access Developers, Kevin’s career with Access started by accident. While working in Melbourne Australia for an illumination engineering firm, he started modernizing the company’s testing reports using Microsoft Excel. Excel offered a rich presentation layer, but it wasn’t very efficient at managing large amounts of data. Databases at the time lacked graphical capabilities and Microsoft’s newly released Visual Basic lacked database support. Then Access 1.0 arrived, combining the best elements of all three, and Kevin was hooked.
Over the years Kevin has been a member, officer and frequent presenter at the Denver Area Access User Group and now regularly attends both the Seattle Access User Group and the Pacific Northwest Access Developers Group. This November he had the pleasure of presenting at the 2012 UK Access Groups National Seminar in London. Kevin is thrilled to be speaking at the 2013 Portland Database Designers Conference.
Kevin has been a speaker at the Seattle Access Userís Group, the SharePoint Conference, and will be presenting at the upcoming TechEd conference in New Orleans.
Final Schedule - Link to Schedule2013.xlsx