About

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.

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

He is past president of RMOUG (Rocky Mtn Oracle Users Group) and has been a member of RMOUG  since 1992 and a board member since 1995.

He is a past member of the board of directors of ODTUG (Oracle Developer Tools Users Group) which is the only truly international and all-inclusive Oracle users group in the world.

He is also a past board member of Project SafeGuard, which provides legal advice to victims of domestic violence.

At present, Mr Gorman serves as an adviser to the boards of the Rocky Mtn Oracle Users Group (RMOUG), the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG), and the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (NEOOUG).

Tim has co-authored six books, 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 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 as DBAKevlar.

I have two children, my son Peter and my daughter Marika, both of whom are adults on their own.  I live with Kellyn and her daughter Caitlyn and her son Joshua.  Kellyn’s son Sam lives on his own.

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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