Ric Van Dyke is an Oracle Ace with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Coming from a 3GL programing back ground he started working with Oracle Version 6 as a developer with Forms 2.3 and became a DBA at Ford Motor Credit. He then worked at a variety of companies as an independent consultant. Ric worked for Oracle Corporation for 10 years, starting as a core database instructor where he taught and developed several courses. He became the Education Manager of the North Central Region. Ric then served in the Advanced Technologies Services consulting group as a Technical Manager where he worked with several clients doing RAC installs and performance engagements. Ric is currently the Education Director at Hotsos where he coordinates training activities. He also teaches both in-person and on-line training. Ric frequently speaks at user group meetings and gives on-line webinars.