Rod has worked as an Access developer for the last ten years, following a number of years working with everything from Cobol to C++. Today he runs Gordon Associates, a software house with 12 staff developing Access applications which have the annoying but lucrative habit of growing from simple 2-user systems for one small department to wide-ranging 50-user .NET applications which support the operations of a whole group of companies. Further information can be found at http://www.gordonassociates.co.uk .
Andy has been developing with Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server for over 14 years and specialises in Client-Server design, acting as a contractor and consultant to software companies and other businesses. As a specialist in the migration of Access databases to both SQL Server and SQL Azure he has developed a commercial software tool: Migration Upsizing SQL Tool (MUST ). Working in business partnership with www.accesshosting.com he has developed automated software tools for converting Access applications to run in SharePoint in the cloud. As a director and one of the founding members of the UK Access User Group he presents at various UK developer events. Andy has been awarded MVP status for five years and recently acted as Technical Reviewer for Microsoft Press on the book ‘Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out’ and is also the author of ‘Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming’. He is currently writing additional books for Microsoft Press.
Margaret has been involved with the group for over fifteen years. It is only with her efforts that we have great conferences, with fantastic organisations so that everything runs smoothly. She is the first point of contact with new members joining the group.