The following people contributed their hacks, writing, and inspiration to this book:
Steve Conklin is an independent software developer and the owner of Ultra D.N.T. (Development, Networks, and Training) Technology Consulting, located in Queens, New York. He specializes in Access, Visual Basic/VB.NET, and MS-SQL Server development, and is releasing a line of PocketPC applications for the mobile professional. Steve has written several articles for Access/VB/SQL Advisor magazine and he teaches Microsoft Windows and Office courses at a New York City community college. He is available for development work and can be reached at UltraDNT@Hotmail.com.
Steve Huff has been developing Access database applications for more than nine years. He has a computer science degree from Northern Kentucky University, where he is taking night courses toward a master's degree in information systems. He has been developing Microsoft Office solutions as a consultant working for SARCOM for more than seven years. Steve lives in Kentucky with his wife, Melissa. You can reach him through his web site: http://www.huffs.us.
Kirk Lamb has been dabbling with Access for many years. Although his expertise is in boating, he knows a good database when he sees one. Kirk lives with his wife, Dill, in Washington state.
Andrea Moss first got involved with Access when she designed a system to track insurance claims. Since then, she has applied her artistic skills to designing layout and color schemes for various GUIs, including Access forms and web sites. Along the way, she has picked up a few Access tricks of her own.
Michael Schmalz works in banking and performs business and technology consulting in a variety of industries. He has been a technical editor for O'Reilly on Microsoft Office books. Michael has a degree in finance from Penn State. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pennsylvania.
Simon St.Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer-book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, New York. His books include XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Building XML Applications, Cookies, and Sharing Bandwidth. He is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com.
Margaret Levine Young has used small computers since the 1970s. She graduated from Unix on a PDP-11 to Apple DOS on an Apple II to DOS, Windows, and Unix on a variety of machines. She has done all kinds of jobs that involve explaining to people that computers aren't as mysterious as they might think, including managing the use of PCs at Columbia Pictures, teaching scientists and engineers what computers are good for, and writing and cowriting computer manuals and books, including Understanding Javelin PLUS, The Complete Guide to PC-File, UNIX for Dummies, and The Internet for Dummies. Margy has a degree in computer science from Yale University and lives with her husband and two children in Vermont.