2012 Conference

PAUG 2012 Database Designer Conference at Silver Falls
ScottBarker

F. Scott Barker

Scott holds a bachelor of science in computer science and has worked as a developer in the database field for more than 16 years, first with Clipper, and then with Visual Basic, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access for the past 10 years. Scott has already created and deployed a number of ASP.NET Web sites for his clients.

Working at Microsoft for two years, Scott was a member of the Microsoft Access and FoxPro teams. Since leaving, he has been a contractor with Microsoft developing in-house tools used throughout Microsoft. With his company, Applications Plus, Scott has also been doing contract development for many Fortune 500 companies, developing in ASP.NET, Visual Basic .NET, C#, Visual Basic/Access/Office, and SQL Server.

Scott has trained for Application Developers Training Company and others all around the U.S. and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, South Asia, and Europe. Through his classes and conferences, Scott has trained thousands of developers.

Scott is a writer for a number of development magazines and is the author of several books; Access 2003 : Your visual blueprint for creating and maintaining real-world databases, F. Scott Barker’s Microsoft Access 2002 Power Programming, published by Sams, Access 97 Power Programming, published by Que, Wroxs Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit (Programmer to Programmer) to name just a few.

F. Scott Barker
Author of "Access Power Programming", and "Microsoft C# Express Starter Kit"
AppsPlus.com


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 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
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


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


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


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 2012 Portland Database Designers Conference.

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

Saturday May 5, 2012

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
Scott Barker – Automating Applications from Access. Using Access to transfer data back and forth between other Microsoft applications, such as Office, Project and MapPoint.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Luke Chung – Taking Over an Existing Access Application.
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 – Business/Consultant Roundtable: Best Practices.

Sunday May 6, 2012

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast in Big Leaf Dining Hall
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Ryan McMinn – Access 15 Overview and Where Access is Headed..
10:30 PM to 11:00 PM 30 Minute Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Armen Stein roundtable: One Year Later; Experiences in Microsoft’s Cloud.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch in Big Leaf Dining Hall
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Scott Barker – Using API Libraries in Access. Using Access for tasks that are thought to be outside of database manipulation, such as FTP, file Compression, or even connecting to web services.
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM 30 Minute Break
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Alison Balter – Upsizing Your Access Database to Use a SQL Server Back End..
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 Ryan McMinn.

Monday May 7, 2012

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 – A Detailed View of Access 15 – The Good, The Bad & the Ugly.
10:30 PM to 10:45 PM 15 Minute Break
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Smith Creek Meeting Hall
Juan Soto – Using Access as a Business Intelligence Tool with SQL Server. Techniques you can use to perform Pivot and Crosstab analysis in Access efficiently.
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
Scott Barker – Deployment of your applications, mainly network versioning of frontends and various ways of handling relinking.
End of Conference

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