Tim Gorman has worked in IT with relational databases since 1984, as an Oracle PRO*C and PL/SQL application developer since 1990, as an Oracle DBA since 1993, and managing/designing very large data warehouses on Oracle since 1994. He is an independent consultant (www.EvDBT.com) specializing in data warehousing and database administration (particularly performance and availability). Mr Gorman is currently president of RMOUG (Rocky Mtn Oracle Users Group) where he has been a member since 1992 and a board member since 1995. He is currently a member of the board of directors of ODTUG (Oracle Developer Tools Users Group) and of Project SafeGuard, which provides legal advice to victims of domestic violence. He has co-authored five books (three with the Oak Table Press), performed technical review on eight more books, has been an Oracle ACE since 2007 and an Oracle ACE Director since 2012, a member of the Oak Table Network since 2002, and has presented at Oracle Open World, Collaborate, KScope, Hotsos, RMOUG, UKOUG, and Oracle users groups in lots of wonderful places around the world.