Robert Smith has been developing solutions with Access for over 10 years, in fact, ever since its original launch in November 1992. He currently works for EH3 Consulting, a software consultancy with offices in Edinburgh and Bath, where most of his time is spent designing Access or SQL Server - based solutions for a variety of companies throughout the UK and Europe.
When not working, Rob takes a keen interest in the progress (or otherwise) of Crystal Palace Football Club, as well as indulging his other passion for collecting (and occasionally sampling) fine wines. In practice, the varying fortunes of the former normally mean that he spends a lot more time sampling than collecting.
Dave Sussman has spent the majority of his professional life as a developer, using both Unix and Microsoft-based products. After writing his first two books while in full time employment, he realized that being an author sounded more glamorous than being a programmer. The reality is somewhat different. He now spends most of his time writing books for Wrox Press, speaking at conferences, and playing with most be ta products that Microsoft ships.
Ian Blackburn is director of Blackburn IT Services Ltd (http://www.bbits.co.uk) – an IT firm based in Kent, UK, offering technical training, development, and consultancy. He has long experience in many areas including Microsoft Office development, ASP and ADO, SQL Server, Site Server, Visual InterDev, Visual Studio .NET, ASP.NET, and e-commerce. He is an MCSE and has been a MCP since 1993.
John Colby is an independent consultant who has
specialized in Access development since 1994, designing databases
for companies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. John is
past president and current board member of Database Advisors Inc.,
(www.databaseadvisors.com), a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to providing fellow Access and Visual Basic developers with a place
to discuss what we do, why we do it, what works, and what doesn't.
Database Advisors Inc. also allows developers to showcase their
talents by sharing databases, wizards, and various code
Mark Horner is Senior Architect and Development
Consultant with Torville Software, which specializes in decision
support and web-centric knowledge systems. He has worked in a
variety of roles with Australian, UK, and US corporations
including: ANZ Banking Group, Aspect Computing, British Aerospace,
Citibank, Hewlett Packard, and Tenix Defence Systems.
Martin W. P. Reid is an Analyst at The Queen's University of Belfast. Martin has been working with Microsoft Access since version 1 and his main interest is working with Access Data Projects. He has contributed several articles to Smart Access, Inside SQL Server, and Inside Microsoft Access, and is a contributor to TechRepublic (www.techrepublic.com) and www.builder.com. He is also co-author of SQL: Access to SQL Server, published by Apress, and has been the technical editor on books involving technologies from VB.NET database programming to Oracle 9i PL/SQL and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.
Paul Turley, his wife Sherri, and their four children
live in the small community of Port Orchard, Washington, on the
shores of the Puget Sound. He works for Netdesk, Corp in downtown
Seattle as a Developer Instructor and Project Consultant. He began
his IT career in 1988, installing and supporting medical billing
systems and obtained his MCSD certification in 1996. Paul began
using Access version 1.0, SQL Server 4.21, and Visual Basic 3.0.
Since then, he has built custom database systems for several
businesses including Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Microsoft, and Boise
Cascade. He has worked with Microsoft Consulting Services on large
scale, multi-tier solutions employing new Microsoft technologies.
As an independent trainer/consultant, he traveled for Microsoft and
various training providers to teach project design and management,
application development, and database design.
Helmut Watson started his IT career nearly twenty years
ago writing games for the BBC micro. Soon after that he had to get
a proper job so he moved into databases, initially using PC-Oracle
v1.0. He quickly decided to change to DBMS that actually worked
– Dbase, Clipper, Paradox, Informix, SQL Server, etc. After
twenty years, there aren't many on the list left to try now.