PAUG 2019 Database Designer Conference at Silver Falls
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. 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. 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.
8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 600, Vienna, VA 22182
Alison Balter is a leading author of Microsoft Access books and SQL Server books, including 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 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 24 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted many people in corporations and government agencies, including Southern California Edison, Shell Oil, and Cisco. 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 and weight lifting.
Alison J. Balter
InfoTech Services Group, Inc.
5000 Via Mesita, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Armen Stein, a Microsoft MVP, will lead discussions about software consulting, including promoting your consulting business, and 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, SharePoint and Windows shopping cart development firm. 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 2003 VBA Programmer’s Reference and Access 2007 VBA Programmer’s Reference, and has spoken at the Office DevCon in Australia for the past four years. Published Book List
J Street Technology
2630 116th Ave NE Ste 200, Bellevue, WA 98004
Originally an engineer with a degree in Applied Physics and hundreds of hours spent in a hi-tech clean room, Anders started working with Access in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. Anders has made applications ranging from Requirement ManagementTools, document management and tools to calculate financial depreciations. Anders has been an Access MVP since 2014. On his blog TheSmileyCoder.com, you can find several code samples for treeviews, change tracking (similar to words track changes), and error/crash reporting.
MS Access MVP 2014-2017/18
Tim Getsch is the founder and CEO of comc.com. COMC is making it safe & easy for people to buy & sell collectible online by pioneering online consignment. COMC sells more individual sports cards than any website other than eBay. Microsoft Access + SQL Server have been at the heart of COMC.com’s innovation engine, and they helped COMC grow from their first employee to more than 50 employees across the US & Canada in just 7 years. Prior to starting COMC, Tim was a Program Manager on the Microsoft Access team for 6 years, and Tim has presented at dozens of Access conferences and user group meetings over the past 14 years.
MS Access Program Manager 2003-2007
6727 185th AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052
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.
After spending 15 years as a partner in a consulting practice in Colorado that specialized in building Access apps with SQL Server backends, Kevin joined Microsoft as a test engineer in 2008. While working for Microsoft Kevin helped ship Access 2010 and Access 2013, including architecting the 2013 web app upgrade feature. Kevin is now specializing in migrating Access and SQL database to the Cloud. https://msaccesstocloud.com/
Kevin has been fortunate to be able to present Access topics all over the world…Denver, Las Vegas, Irvine, Dublin, London and Vienna but his favorite event is without doubt Portland Database Designers Conference. This will be Kevin’s 11th conference.
MS Access Test Engineer 2008-2014
Owner Sonorilo Solutions LLC
Redmond, WA 98052
Roger Carlson is a former Access MVP (2006 – 2016) and works as a Research Database ETL Developer at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His website, Roger’s Access Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and his blog, Roger’s Access Blog, its 11th.
Years ago, an employer sent Roger to a motivational seminar. The speaker gave the participants an assignment to create a Mission Statement for their lives. Roger’s statement (which he read to the assembly) went like this: “I want to do less and less for more and more until I get everything for nothing.” (The speaker was less than impressed. Apparently, he was serious.) Roger has followed that mission statement diligently ever since.
Roger’s long-suffering wife, Susan, knows all about Roger’s personality flaws, yet, unaccountably, loves him anyway. Of his relationship with his wife, Roger says, “In our household, whoever does something the best is the one who does it. We just haven’t found anything I’m best at yet.”
MS Access MVP 2003-2007
Joe Jimenez grew up in Maple Valley Washington, where he played baseball and tennis for Tahoma High School. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Computer Engineering and has been an engineer on Access for about a year and a half now. Before Microsoft, he worked as a tennis coach. He likes fishing, hiking, playing sports, and playing/making video games. He is looking forward to meeting wonderful people at the conference who love Access!
Software Design Engineer at Microsoft