2011 Conference

PAUG 2011 Database Designer Conference at Silver Falls
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. 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.

Luke Chung
FMS
8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 600, 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 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, and three Access 2007 e-books, all for SAMS Publishing. She is most recently completed both an Access 2010 book and videos, also for SAMS Publishing.

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
www.techismything.com


Armen Stein

Armen Stein

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

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


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.  Kevin is thrilled to be speaking at the 2011 Portland Database Designers Conference.

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


Ryan McMinn

Ryan McMinn

Ryan McMinn is a Senior Program Manager Lead on the Microsoft Access team in Redmond Washington.

Ryan McMinn likes to ride bikes and design software at MSFT in Seattle, before that he ran two consulting business in Toronto, Unspace Interactive and M7 Database Services, helping business start and get better with Ruby on Rails and MSFT Access.

Ryan McMinn
Senior Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Access
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052


TobyGetch

Toby Getsch

Toby’s seminar topic for this conference is, “This is an Access conference, why do I care about SharePoint?” It will be a discussion about why SharePoint is relevant for developers and will include demos with some example projects and ways to use Access and SharePoint to make rapid deployment and client satisfaction a reality.

Toby Getsch is a Program Manager and Microsoft SharePoint MCTS with J Street Technology where he heads up the SharePoint consulting practice. He has broad and long term experience with SharePoint dating all the way back to the early 2000’s including more than 300 installations and configurations and working with small mom-and-pop organizations, all the way up to multi-national corporations with server farms on multiple continents. He frequently provides guidance on governance, deployment planning, system architecture, and business requirements. Having recently launched a new webinar series called “SayHiToSharePoint.com”, Toby and J Street are contributing to SharePoint awareness and helping business use the right tools in the right situations. When not channeling his inner geek, Toby enjoys downhill skiing, social networking, watching basketball and riding his Harley around the Seattle area.

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

Saturday May 14, 2011
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
Luke Chung – Coding Tools for Developers and How They Make You Money.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Alison Balter – Starting and Building Your Own Consulting Business.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dinner in Big Leaf Dining Hall
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
An evening with Ryan McMinn, Lead Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Access team.
Sunday May 15, 2011
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 Bell – Interoperability with other Office applications Part 1: Excel.
10:30 PM to 11:00 PM 30 Minute Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Kevin Bell – Interoperability with other Office applications Part 2: Outlook & Word.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch in Big Leaf Dining Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Luke Chung – Azure: Working in the Cloud.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Toby Getsch – Practical SharePoint for Access Developers – What is SharePoint and why do I care? Learn about SharePoint and how it can work with your Access apps.
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 with Armen Stein and Toby Getsch: Discussing Sharepoint pros and cons.
Monday May 16, 2011
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast in Big Leaf Dining Hall
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Alison Balter – Harnessing the Power of Properties and Events.
10:30 PM to 10:45 PM 15 Minute Break
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Armen Stein roundtable: How to promote your consulting business.
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
Luke Chung – Access Database Disaster Recovery.
End of Conference

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