A Microsoft blog columnist, author of nearly 20 books including Degunking Windows (Voted Best Computer Book of the Year by Independent Publishers Book Awards in 2004). Joli teaches users to maximize their potential with her comprehensive topics, leading users into a seamless transition of the new Windows environment.
Alison Balter is a Microsoft Solution Provider, Microsoft Certified Systmes Developer and Access Trainer who teaches Access to all levels of users. She has over 15 years of experience working with corporations and government agencies. Alison is also a regular speaker for Advisor Publication Conferences. She has the experience to effectively transfer her many years of Access knowledge to you quickly and easily.
Dan Balter is the Chief Technology Officer for InfoTechnology Partners, Inc. and works as an independent consultant and trainer for both corporate and government clients. He has worked with several different network operating systems throughout his 18-year career. Dan takes pride in turning complex, technical topics into easy-to-understand concepts. He also has extensive experience in integrating tax and accounting software with PC networks.
David Blair, MCP, MCTS, is a Senior Associate with the Project Management Practice, Inc. David has been involved at every level of design and development of project management software products for over 18 years. Working as a lead consultant, David has implemented and provided practical administrative and end user training for tools that support effective enterprise project management processes, utilizing Microsoft Project Server 2003 and 2007 for a variety of organizations around the world. Most recently, David has been certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Technical Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft Project and Project Server 2007.
For over 13 years he has been an interactive designer, developer, consultant, teacher, and author, specializing in the planning, development and release of rich interfaces; R has specialized in Flash since 1999. R holds four Flash Certifications, was one of the first 50 Certified Flash Developers in the world, and has been a contributing author for the Flash Designer Certification Exam.
R founded and manages LA Flash, a community of over 2,800 Flash industry professionals, and home to three Adobe Users Groups for Flash, and also serves on the Information Technology Faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering. He is the author of ‘DMTS: Inside Flash 8’ DVD-training, and an upcoming book on developing Flex 2 applications from Friends of Ed. Previously, R co-founded and served as Director of Product & Design at Wildform where he co-created Flix, the first video encoder for Flash (now owned by On2). R has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in History from Columbia University.
Paul Branchaud is a technical writer turned trainer who has taught many different types of software, from enterprise solutions to desktop office products. After graduating from Montreal?s Concordia University with a degree in Communications, he began his career writing user guides for small software companies with niche products and limited audiences. Leveraging his curious nature and willingness to explore the products he was documenting, he recognizes what readers need to know, allowing him to write clear and concise instructions designed to get users up to speed as quickly as possible.
Using his background in technical writing, where he could break down complex concepts into simpler ideas, Branchaud transitioned into training and course development. His courses use realistic examples that can be easily understood by his audiences who can then apply those examples to their daily tasks. Whether delivering live training to large audiences or individuals, or if the training is delivered through the internet, his audiences benefit from a thorough understanding of the product and thoughtfully-designed course material. Branchaud?s guiding philosophy is ?If I can?t understand it, how can I be expected to explain it to my audience??
Dave Bricker is a graphic designer, web developer and marketing consultant. He teaches graphic design and interactive design at Miami international University of Art and Design, and develops unique and innovative Flash sites for unique and innovative clients. He has presented “actionscript for designers” workshops at AIGA events, and to various advertising agencies.
James Bulmer, MCP is a Senior Associate with the PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE, INC. A Petaluma, California based consulting and training organization
James has 15 years of experience in the microcomputer field and over 25 years of experience in the computer/communications industry. As a consultant, he has assisted a wide variety of organizations, ranging from law enforcement, to pharmaceutical. He has participated in the definition, development, and implementation of a wide variety of enterprise-wide project management solutions.
James was the developer and presenter of the Project Manager and System Developer/portions of Microsoft’s “Deploying the Microsoft Solution for Enterprise Project Management” DVD. He was also the developer and presenter for the “Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution End User Training Kit DVD” and “Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution Planning Team Training Kit DVD”.
James has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute [PMI], as well as the College of Performance Management. James is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), as well as a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
James Lee Carr is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with mcTrainers.NET. He specializes in authoring and delivering dynamic coursware for .NET programmers. He has written C applications for the Sharp Zaurus handheld, C++ applications for Windows CE and C# applications for the desktop and the web. He has been working with .NET since PDC 2000. In 2003 Microsoft designated him as a .NET Early Achiever. He currently designs data-driven distributed applications using ASP.NET and Sql Server.
Foster D. Coburn III, your trainer, is a Corel Certified Instructor, Microsoft Certified Professional and the co-author of six best-selling graphics books. He has been the featured speaker at numerous conferences and conventions in addition to training thousands of users throughout the United States and abroad.
Cam Davis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Visual Communication Arts school at Liberty University. He has taught for more than 6 years on a part-time and full-time basis. Cam teaches courses such as Digital Imaging using Adobe Photoshop CS2, Specialized Publications, Graphic Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, and Publication Design. He has worked in the Graphic Design and Publishing industry for over 20 years. This includes time as the owner and operator for an award winning graphic design business. His work has been published and distributed regionally, nationally and internationally. Cam is also a Certified Apple Technician.
Anil Desai (MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, and MCSD Certified, Microsoft MVP Award) is an independent consultant and author based in Austin, TX. He specializes in implementing and managing solutions based on Microsoft technologies. He has worked extensively with Microsoft’s Server products and the .NET development platform. In his consulting and professional experience, Anil has designed and managed hundreds of SQL Server databases.
Anil is the author of numerous technical books focusing on SQL Server , the Windows Server platform, virtualization technology, Active Directory, and IT management. He has made dozens of conference presentations at national events and is also a contributor to technical magazines. For more information, please see his web site at AnilDesai.net.
Darril Gibson is an independent trainer who specializes in delivering leading edge technical training on Microsoft Technologies. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he combined his two passions teaching and computers into a solid career. He holds over 14 current certifications, including certification as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Darril has delivered Microsoft training on topics including MCSE NT 4.0, MCSE Windows 2000, MCSE Windows 2003, SQL Server 7.0, Windows Server 2000, Visual Basic 6.0 and Microsoft .Net courses.
James Gonzalez is a computer applications and digital communications professor at the College of Marin, near San Francisco California, where he teaches courses in interactive media design, eLearning and Web technologies. His current professional focus is on the application of digital media in online instructional environments.
James has over 17 years of classroom teaching experience. He has spent the majority of this time designing, developing, and implementing various technology-focused instructional programs. He has taught courses nationwide on the use of digital media software and their applications in instructional environments and is the author of the best-selling Flash book, Flash 8 Professional Hands-On Training, published by Peachpit Press. James has also recently published numerous other video-based instructional courses including Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Director, Search Engine Optimization and Adobe Premiere Pro. When not teaching or writing, James provides consulting and technical services on the applications of multimedia and telecommunications technologies for training and education.
With more that seven years industry experience, Mike Gord’s current job title is Advanced Technical Engineer (ATT) at Novell in Provo, Utah. As a support specialist, Mike has a unique perspective on troubleshooting, which lends itself to the ATT model of class develpment and delivery. In the five years that Mike has been with Novell, he has provided technical support and expertise in a wide variety of Novell products: Connectivity, Client, Print, and ZEN. Mike has taught ZEN 2 Master Class and now teaches ZEN 3. He co-authored and delivered the NT/2000 Solutions.
Hany Greiss has been involved in a variety of roles in computing for over 20 years. He started his career with CAE Electronics, working on real-time flight simulators. Throughout his career, Hany he has been keenly interested in computer languages and software development. Recently, Hany has been involved in extensive development of a CORBA-based application server written in C++.
Hany is currently the CTO of InBusiness Solutions, an Ottawa based technology and media company. Hany is married and is the proud father of two young boys living in an area near Ottawa, Ontario.
With 20 years of project management training and consulting, Robert Happy has assisted hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees in establishing effective project management practices. Robert is currently an authorized Senior Level Consultant with Franklin Covey Corporation and an Executive Team Member and Officer of PMPi. PMPi provides consulting and training services to support the successful implementation of project management. Their programs are geared towards customizing business processes and systems for enterprise project management while providing the most effective role-based knowledge transfer programs available today. Robert is a published author on the topics of project management and Microsoft Project.
Brad Hokanson received his doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology. He teaches at the University of Minnesota in graphic design. He has been teaching computer graphics for over ten years and helped establish the University?s MFA degree program in multimedia design. He also is a registered architect and operated his own firm for over 15 years.
Simon Hooper is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches courses in Instructional Design. He writes papers and research articles on software design for education and training and is the Author of the best-selling textbook ?Authorware: An introduction to multimedia.?
Todd Howard, founder of Massachusetts-based media production / consulting company Howard Digital Media, has conducted hundreds of hours of training seminars and one-on-one instruction on Mac OS X Panther, Jaguar, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro, as well as Adobe? PhotoShop? and GoLive?. He is the author of ‘Who?s Afraid of HTML?’ and is the producer/editor of the indie feature ‘The Trouble with Boys and Girls’.
Laura Hunter (CISSP, MCSE, MCT, MCDBA, MCP, MCP+I, CCNA, A+, Network+, iNet+, CNE-4, CNE-5) is a Senior IT Specialist with the University of Pennsylvania, where she provides network planning, implementation, and troubleshooting services for various business units and schools within the University. Her specialties include Microsoft Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 design and implementation, troubleshooting, and security topics. As an “MCSE Early Achiever” on Windows 2000, Laura was one of the first in the country to renew her Microsoft credentials under the Windows 2000 certification structure. Laura’s previous experience includes a position as the Director of Computer Services for the Salvation Army and as the LAN administrator for a medical supply firm. She also operates as an independent consultant for small businesses in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is a regular contributor to the TechTarget family of Web sites. Laura was recently awarded the prestigious MVP award as a Microsoft “Most Valued Professional.”
Kathy has written technical pieces on PowerPoint, OneNote, Office, tools to support office, Linux, and a wide variety of other topics. Her main sites include a OneNote site and a PowerPoint site. Some of her web writings can be found on Office On-line, LockerGnome, www.OutdoorCook.com, and a variety of other sites. Kathy has been a Microsoft MVP since 2003. She supports users in both PowerPoint and OneNote via the Microsoft newsgroups.
Rick James has worked in the computer industry since 1985, when he began his career as a computer science major working for the former WordPerfect Corporation. His interests later turned from software development to business and marketing within the computer industry.
In 1995, Rick James founded Brainstorm Inc., a training organization that has trained over 250,000 individuals within both large and small businesses. Today he is President of Brainstorm. Our goal is to provide good technical training in laymen’s terms. We present complex concepts in ways that all employees can understand.
Lori Kassuba is the owner of Allta Media, a consulting firm that specializes in learning experiences delivered on multiple devices. She has over 25 years of experience developing and integrating learning content with companies like Texas Instruments and Adobe Systems. Lori is an Adobe Acrobat XI Certified Expert and an Adobe Community Professional.
Bob King is the owner of King Technologies, a system integration firm that specializes in business network design. Bob has spent over 14 years as a field technician, consultant, and high-end technical trainer. Bob has consulted and taught around the world from Alaska to Turkey and just about everywhere in between! Bob is a certified instructor for both Novell and Microsoft courses and has earned his CNE, ECNE, MCNE, MCP and MCSE certifications.
Kristen Kurland is arguably the best CAD instructor in the market. Kristen’s background and education are deeply rooted in programs like AutoCAD and DataCAD. She has a degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and has written numerous training manuals for various software platforms. Kristen has many years of industry experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). She has implemented CAD, CAFM, and GIS programs in numerous organizations since 1988. Her clients include architects, engineers, manufacturing firms, hospitals, universities, corporations, as well as local, state and federal government. In addition to her industry experience, Ms. Kurland is a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches AutoCAD, 3D Studio MAX, GIS, and CAFM.
Michael Lee is a Senior Trainer and Consultant with Saqqara Technology, Inc, a Microsoft Certified Partner located in Henderson, Nevada. Michael has over 10 years technology training experience and has published numerous books about SQL Server and Client/Server development. He is a popular speaker and presenter, and is in high demand at client sites and conferences all over the US and Europe.
Jesse Liberty is the best-selling author of O’Reilly Media’s Programming ASP.NET, Programming C#, Programming VB2005, and more than a dozen other books. He is the president of Liberty Associates, Inc., where he provides contract programming, consulting, and on-site training. Jesse is a frequent contributor to many industry publications and websites, and has spoken at numerous industry events. He is a former Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.
Robert MacHale has over eight years of experience developing online systems and consulting in the computer, financial, and non-profit industries. At this time, he teaches courses on using the Internet, online services, and communications software. His other accomplishments include designing Internet web sites, database systems, computer networks, and developing diagnostic software for a PC modem manufacturer. With his logical presentation, you will learn the power of the Internet fast!
Sahil Malik has been working as a consultant in Microsoft technology for over 9 years. He has worked for many clients across the globe including numerous fortune 100 companies as well as United States government organizations. Malik started programming in a DOS environment, moved to Win32 API, Borland C++, MFC, VC++/ATL, VB 6, and eventually to .NET in both VB.NET and C#. He is currently helping architect a highly visible public website using ASP.NET 2.0/SQL Server 2005, and also leads the office of emerging technologies at a prominent government office. Malik frequently speaks at local user groups and conferences. He also co-authored Pro ADO.NET with VB .NET 1.1.
Paul Marquardt has 15 years experience in the IS/IT field. Currently he resides in the Oklahoma City area. Paul has worked as a security services consultant, a systems analyst, a chief engineer, author, and overall technologist. Paul holds a BS in IT and a MS in CIS, along with the following certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCP, BCCPA, BCCPP, and specializes in the following areas of expertise: System Architecture, Highly available platforms and systems, Security Engineering, Database Administration, Wireless Architecture and Security.
Derek Melber is president of Melber and Associates and one of the founders of BrainCore, a consortium of advanced network professionals. Derek focuses on technical writing and instructing, as well as computer consultation. Most recently he has been contributing to the Windows 2000 Certification efforts for many training companies throughout the United States. He was involved with Microsoft to develop the Certification Skills and Assessment Program for Windows 2000. He has authored books for five of the Windows 2000 exams. Derek is certified as an MCSE (NT/2K), MCT, and A+.
Gary Mitchell is the president of MGroup Consulting, a development company that specializes in creating medical and legal web sites. Gary has 20 years experience as a professional educator and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Additionally Gary holds the prestigious Certified Technical Trainer designation. Certified to teach over 30 different Microsoft Official Curriculum titles; Gary brings a wealth of knowledge to the training environment. Gary travels extensively in the United States and was chosen to conduct a Microsoft Web Champions class for Microsoft Engineers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Development of this training program was done collaboratively with MGroup Consulting, FYI Inc. and Baer Wolf, Inc.
Jeffery Morse is an award-winning producer, editor, trainer and photographer. Apple Certified in Final Cut Studio and Aperture, Jeffery specializes in post-production workflows and training for video and digital photography.
Jeffery is the founder of deepfield.net, a multimedia production company that designs, produces and implements a variety of media from Flash-based websites to videos and interactive DVDs At deepfield.net the work philosophy is taken from Thoreau: “Simplification of means and elevation of ends is the goal.” On the training side, Jeffery has worked with companies like CNN, Sony, Universal Studios, BMW, Bunim-Murray Productions, Weynand Training and Apple Inc. For Apple he is a Master Trainer for both Aperture and Final Cut Studio.
As a speaker, Jeffery has been featured at Macworld, DVExpo, WPPI, BEA, and the Jackson Hole Film Festival.
Beatrice Mulzer is a SMB Technology consultant with a popular hands-on approach. She built her business on Microsoft SBS and changing the perception of the “Computer Guy.” She has taught the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Microsoft Official Curriculum at local college campuses and developed and delivered Microsoft Hands-On-Labs nationwide. Beatrice is a contributing editor at Reseller Advocate Magazine and co-author of the Advanced Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices book. She also writes for Certification Magazine, and is a member of the Better Business Development Board at the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Tom Murray is a Business Professor and Director of Technical Education and Training at Lynchburg College located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Working closely with Microsoft on the development of Microsoft’s Office Tutorials for over 10 years, Dr. Murray has been featured in many industry training publications, including the Microsoft Innovative Teachers’ Website. Dr. Murray’s Microsoft Office training is known for it’s superior quality and ease of use.
Anne Marie Pinchera holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in sociology and art from Farleigh Dickinson University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Upsalla College. She has worked as a Contract Administrator for a medium-sized computer company and was in charge of all contract negotiations which included public bidding, corporate network installations and was instrumental in creating the customized instruction on the newly installed networks for the customer. She taught computer networking in the later part of the 1990s in a New Jersey computer school with an interest in advancing her career in education. She also holds a Masters of Education in Online Education and Knowledge Management from Jones International University located in Colorado. She is now in the process of completing her doctoral degree from Capella University specializing in Instructional Design and Adult Learning Theory. Along with her list of educational expertise, she includes certifications in networking and the Microsoft Office products.
James Pyles has worked as a freelance consultant and has been involved in numerous Ethernet rollout projects, software and hardware installations and upgrades as well as Windows and UNIX operating system upgrades. He has also provided support services for a city government IT department and a wireless network vendor and has supported a usability lab for Hewlett Packard (HP).
James has contributed to numerous books including Guide to TCP/IP Second Edition (Course Technology 2003), A+4Real with Tcat Houser (StudyExam4Less November 2004) and has written the accompanying instructors package for several Course Technology publications on the subjects of networking, security, and computer hardware and operating system maintenance. Additionally, he has provided the technical editing for a networking study guide and has contributed to several print and web content publications on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Dell PowerConnect Switched Networking.
His most recent book is Master Visually Windows Server 2003 (Wiley Press February 2005). He also co-authored a six-part eLearning course on Wireless Networking Solutions for the HP Learning Center (August 2005) and a course on installing small business servers and networks for Gateway (Sept. 2005). James holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Computer Network Support as well as a Masters degree in Counseling. He is the technical writer for EmergeCore Networks which produces a Linux-based multifunction server operating system.
Deanna is an author and technical instructor residing in Bellingham, Washington. For close to 20 years, Deanna has trained students in all arenas, specializing in delivering enterprise training. Throughout her career, Deanna has led hundreds of computer productivity training sessions, from beginner through advanced levels. These days, Deanna’s technical training has extended beyond the classroom to include more than 20 courses for KeyStone Learning Systems and three published books: Excel 2010: No Problem! (Wiley), Word 2007 Pocket Book (Prentice Hall), and Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 (Microsoft Press).
Eric Rich has been employed with Trainix since 1997, and is formally trained in Java, Unix/C++, as a Linux Professional and a Langevin Teaching Professional. Eric developed the Bitstorm ISP Network as the Web Administrator, and programmed the management and billing systems. He has also provided consulting and instructional services for AT&T, IBM, NASA and the Florida Institute of Technology.
After careers as a Wall Street programmer and high school math and science teacher, Louis D. Rossi earned his Novell CNE in 1993 followed by his Certified Novell Instructor (CNI) and Master CNE (MCND) in 1994. After teaching 1000s of students in his Novell classes he received his Certified Cisco Systems Instructor Certification (CCSI) and began teaching for the World’s largest Cisco Training Partner. While performing Cisco Training, he founded with his two sons CCPrep.com in 1997. CCPrep.com now has over 40,000 members and offers many products designed to help students receive their Cisco Certifications. While building CCPrep.com over the years he has obtained his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. He can still be found teaching classes with CCPrep.com.
Derrick Rountree is a trainer who specializes in Windows and Security training, with emphasis on CompTIA Security+ 2005 training. Derrick has been training for 5 years, and he has been in IT for 12 years as an Administrator, QA Engineer, and trainer. Among Derrick?s CompTIA Security+ 2005 video training, Derrick has written various certification guides and certification practice exams. CompTIA Security+ 2005 training is one of Derrick?s strongest teaching passions and strengthens as computer security risks are increased, and CompTIA Security+ 2005 training is even more needed.
Paul D. Sheriff is a recognized leader in the Visual Basic industry and the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California. Paul is a frequent speaker at Microsoft Developer Days, Microsoft Tech Ed, Microsoft “MSDN Presents”, Access/VBA Advisor Developer Conferences, and user groups across the country. Paul is a contributing editor to Access/VBA Advisor magazine and he has over 18 years of experience.
For over twenty years, David Smith has been developing commercial software applications and training others in software development tools and techniques. Over this time he has worked as both a staff developer and as a free-lance contractor for national and international companies. As a consultant, he has worked with clients in almost every major U.S. city, as well as Canada, Europe and Africa. His client list includes major companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computers, and Toys-R-Us. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he has developed and delivered training for many training organizations, including Microsoft Authorized Training Education Centers and Learning Tree International. Much of this work involved creating distributed desktop applications in languages such as Microsoft Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Java, using development tools, such as Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, and MySQL. In recent years, Smith has focused on the development of web applications, and has used every major web programming environment (JSP/Java Servlets, Active Server Pages, and PHP). He has been a contributing writer for the Ziff-Davis publication “Exploring Windows NT” and is the author of an upcoming book on the PHP certification program.
Liz Stanley is a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 platform and Bea Certified Weblogic Server Developer. Liz Stanley has been working as a Java developer and trainer for the last seven years, using a variety of open source and commercial tools and technologies for Java development and other things. She holds masters degrees in Music History and Management Information Systems, and has four years of college level teaching experience. She is currently a consultant with Object Partners, Inc., a Java J2EE-centric consulting firm in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
Mark Swift is an Trainer, Author, and IT professional of nearly 25 years. Working in the software industry for most of that time and traveling the globe delivering classes to professionals. As an author, Mark has specialized in Office products sharing hidden features and workflow expertise with thousands of learners. When Mark isn’t in the studio he is spending quality time with his Wife and three lovely children. After relocating to Florida from Ontario Canada, beaches and golf now take the remaining hours - happily!
Dennis P. Taylor has spent over 14 years presenting PC software training to individuals in classrooms and seminars, including employees at Amoco, IBM, and many other companies. He specializes in spreadsheet software and has co-authored several books for spreadsheets. Five years ago, he turned his attention to Excel spreadsheets and has become an Excel training specialist.
Craig Utley is a Mentor with Solid Quality Learning and the President of CIOBriefings LLC, a consulting company focused on enterprise architecture, development team building and productivity, and business intelligence. Craig has been developing with Microsoft tools since the Visual Basic 1.0 days and has worked with companies of all sizes, helping them design, build, and implement enterprise-wide applications on Microsoft technologies. His interest in developer productivity has led him into the world of design patterns, test-driven development (TDD), and agile/extreme methodologies. He is a published author of articles, courseware, and books, including the first book on VB .NET beta 2 that Microsoft authorized for release. He has been a frequent conference speaker at such conferences as ASP.NET Connections, SQL Server Magazine Connections, Microsoft’s Developer Days, and more. He holds an MCSD and is a Microsoft MVP.
Christopher Weaver began programming in BASIC and assembly in 1985 on an Intel 8085A with 64K of RAM, two 5 inch floppies, and no hard drive. On this machine he wrote a construction-estimating program for high-rise tenant improvement work. When the IBM PC was released he began programming in Lotus 123, dBase, Fred, and Paradox for DOS. In 1989 he began teaching Paradox and has since taught Microsoft Access, Paradox for Windows, and Delphi. He has developed custom software for Borland, UCLA Medical Center, UCSD Medical Center, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, American Savings Bank, First City Interpreting, Motorola, and a major travel insurance company. He is currently working on an application for retail release.
Keith E. Wilson, B. Comm., MBA, MCT, MCTS, is an executive and senior consultant with the Project Management Practice Inc., a father, a sports enthusiast and has an extensive business background in successful management and consulting. He is well known for his public speaking enthusiasm and has been a welcome facilitator at Fortune 500 companies, universities, and associations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has managed complex, multi-million dollar projects for many different industries, ranging from high technology to retail and is the author of The Project Management Play Book?your guide to the project management game.
Jeremy Wischusen is a Sr. Training Design Specialist for Guardian Life Insurance Company, Executive Creative Director for Reckoningboard Communications, and a freelance web designer. Jeremy specializes in the training of proprietary software systems and the development of Internet based dynamic multimedia web delivery systems. He has delivered software training for such companies as The Vanguard Group, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and the Wawa Corporation.
Jeff is an award-winning advertising art director, writer, designer, illustrator, and TV producer. Before founding his own advertising agency, Jeff built his career at top agencies such as Young & Rubicam, Grey Advertising, and Wells, Rich, Greene. Some of Jeff’s many clients include: AT&T; Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Jell-O Pudding; The Plaza Hotel; and Pfizer. His work has won many honors, including the: N.Y. Art Directors Club Gold Award; One Show Gold Award; N.J. Art Directors Club Award; along with multiple Andy Awards and an Emmy nomination.
As an Adobe Certified Expert, Jeff provides online support for Adobe, and is now an Adobe Certified Training Provider for both Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Adobe InDesign CS2. Jeff is also a Certified Expert in QuarkXPress 6, as well as a master of Adobe Photoshop and related applications. He counts among his training clients ad agencies, design studios, magazines, illustrators, and photographers.