PAUG...The Portland Oregon MS Access Database User Group

 

PAUG 2013 Database Designer Conference
at Silver Falls

May 4 (Saturday, 12 PM) - May 6 (Monday, 5 PM)

Speakers Schedule

Crystal

Crystal Long

Crystal loves to teach! She trains one-on-one and in classrooms, from beginner to advanced, using and programming, remote and face-to-face. Crystal teaches Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Camtasia, HTML, XAML, VBA, C#, XML, JavaScript, and more. She has been using, developing on, and teaching about PCs for 29 years ... and training even longer -- as a college student, Crystal tutored her peers; in high school, she tutored kids in junior high.

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:

free book, tips, and tools:
http://www.AccessMVP.com/strive4peace

free video tutorials:
http://www.YouTube.com/LearnAccessByCrystal
http://www.YouTube.com/LearnByCrystal

free downloads:
http://www.RogersAccessLibrary.com/forum/long-crystal_forum71.html

free webcasts:
http://www.LearnByCrystal.com

Access, Excel, and Office Consulting
http://www.MsAccessGurus.com

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

Luke Chung

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
President
FMS
8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 1150, Vienna, VA 22182
http://www.fmsinc.com

Alison Balter

Alison Balter

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 is a highly experienced developer and independent trainer. She loves to take highly technical material and explain it in a way that everyone can understand. Alison develops applications using Access and SQL Server. She specializes in teaching others how to develop Windows and Web applications. During her 27 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted many people in corporations and government agencies, including Southern California Edison, Shell Oil, Cisco, MIT, and USC. On a personal note, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, and children Alexis and Brendan. They all love to travel, ski (snow and water), and hike. Alison also likes walking, yoga and weight lifting.

Alison J. Balter
InfoTech Services Group, Inc.
5000 Via Mesita, Newbury Park, CA 91320
www.techismything.com

Armen Stein

Armen Stein

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

Armen Stein
J Street Technology
2630 116th Ave NE Ste 200, Bellevue, WA 98004
www.jstreettech.com

Juan Soto

Juan Soto

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.

 

Juan Soto
AccessExperts.net
5759 W Henderson Suite 312, Chicago, IL 60634
www.AccessExperts.net

Kevin Bell

Kevin Bell

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 Bell
Access Lic Plate
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052

Kevin Nickel

Kevin Nickel

Kevin Nickel has been working as a test engineer on Microsoft Access since his time as a Microsoft intern in 2005, when he helped ship the Export to PDF feature. Since then, heís shipped Access 2007, 2010 and most recently 2013. He has worked across many areas of the product but his primary focus has been on forms, both the underlying technologies and the user experience. Kevin takes a special interest in the performance of Access 2013 web apps Ė from optimizing javascript and HTML to analyzing network traffic.

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.

Kevin Nickel
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052


Final Schedule - Link to Schedule2013.xlsx

Saturday May 4, 2013

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Sign in
Informal Networking / Coffee and snacks will be available. 
Hike (10:00 AM) South Falls Loop.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch in Big Leaf Dining Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Crystal Long - Access as the Control Center for Microsoft Office Automation: Excel as an Input and Reporting tool for Access, Linking to Outlook Mailboxes and Outputting to PowerPoint and Word.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Alison Balter - Access Development Best Practices.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner in Big Leaf Dining Hall
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Open Round Table: Best Business/Consulting Practices with Armen Stein, Alison Balter, Crystal Long and Juan Soto.

Sunday May 5, 2013

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Early Riser Discussions in Big Leaf Dining Hall
with Mark Burns
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast in Big Leaf Dining Hall
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Kevin Nickel - Tour of Access 2013's New Features and What Will It Mean to Developers.
10:30 PM to 11:00 PM 30 Minute Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Alison Balter - Working with the Navigation form in both Desktop and Online Applications.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch in Big Leaf Dining Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Crystal Long - Emerging Technology‏, Access 2013 Macros for Web and Client Databases.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Kevin Bell - How to transition desktop applications to the new Access [in the] Cloud Paradigm.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner in Big Leaf Dining Hall
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Show and Tell - Attendees are allowed to demo their apps 5-10 minutes. Nancy Sittig Smith coordinator.

Monday May 6, 2013

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Early Riser Discussions in Big Leaf Dining Hall
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast in Big Leaf Dining Hall
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Luke Chung - Using Light Switch and SQL Server in the Real Business World.
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM 15 Minute Break
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Juan Soto - Sales, marketing and management strategies to get your practice off the ground, sand traps to avoid along the way and an honest, down to earth assessment of the consulting life.
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Checkout / Lunch in Big Leaf Dining Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Crystal Long - My Favorite Power Tools - Covering Documentation and Anaylsis tools, and others suchas Random Pickers, Hot Code and Popup Tools.
End of Conference