About

Mr Gorman is a technical consultant for Delphix, who enable data virtualization and Data as a Service (DaaS) to increase the agility of IT development, testing and operations.

He is president of RMOUG (Rocky Mtn Oracle Users Group) and has been a member since 1992.

Mr Gorman serves on the board of the Project SafeGuard Foundation (PSGF), which manages funds in trust for Project SafeGuard and its mission, and he also serves as an adviser to the boards of the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) and the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (NEOOUG).

Tim Gorman has worked in the information technology (IT) industry since 1984, as an Oracle application developer since 1990, as an Oracle database administrator (DBA) since 1993, and as a skilled optimizer of performance on applications and systems built on Oracle technology since the mid-1990s.  In moving to Delphix in 2014, Tim now optimizes the performance of the IT organization itself, in addition to the systems that organization builds.

Tim has co-authored six books on Oracle technology, and has performed technical review on seven more books, has been an Oracle ACE since 2007 and an Oracle ACE Director  since 2012, has been 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.

Now, switching from the professional third-person voice to the real-life first-person voice…

I live in Westminster (midway between Denver and Boulder) in colorful Colorado with my wife, Kellyn Pot’vin-Gorman, who is an enormously talented consulting member of technical staff at Oracle Corporation.

Prior to joining Oracle Corporation, Kellyn was an Oracle ACE Director, briefly making ours the only household in the world to boast two Oracle ACE Directors.

Kellyn is also a member of the Oak Table Network, making ours the second household with two Oak Table members.  Kellyn has been a database administrator on Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL and she blogs and tweets as DBAKevlar, and I am one very lucky guy to call her my wife.

I have two children, my son Peter and my daughter Marika, both of whom are successful adults on their own, living in Denver and Ft. Collins CO, respectively.  I live with Kellyn and her daughter Caitlyn and her son Joshua.  Kellyn’s son Sam lives on his own in Boulder, and Caitlyn starts university soon.

I’m on Facebook, but that I try to separate that for my personal life, and I do not “friend” professional acquaintances unless they have become part of my personal life.  Instead, I’m glad to keep my professional contacts on LinkedIn.

For fun, in winter I snowboard the steeps and deeps, in summer I bicycle (road) long distances, and play squash in any season when I can find someone of like mind.

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