F. Scott Barker holds a B.S. in computer science and has worked as a database developer for more than 15 years, first with Clipper and then for the last eight years with Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, and SQL Server.
While working at Microsoft for two years, Scott was on the Microsoft Access and FoxPro teams. He now contracts with Microsoft and the Access team by developing in-house tools used throughout Microsoft. With his company, Applications Plus, Scott also does contract development for companies in the banking, medical, and insurance industries.
Scott has trained for Application Developers Training Company and others all around the United States. He is a frequent speaker at Access conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Through his classes and conferences, Scott has trained thousands of developers.
Scott has written articles for Smart Access (Pinnacle), Data Based Advisor Magazine (Advisor), Access, VB, SQL Advisor (Advisor), Microsoft Office & VBA Developer (Informant Communications), and the German VBA Magazin. Scott is the author of Using Access 97, published by Que Corporation, and of Sams/Que's Access Power Programming books for Access versions 95, 97, and 2000. He has also tech edited/reviewed a number of books.