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April Wells

April Wells is Senior Oracle DBA, Oracle APPS DBA, and DB2 DBA for CS Stars, an insurance claims processing and risk management ASP in Amarillo, Texas. She holds an Oracle 8, 8i, and 9i OCP and has taken numerous database and Oracle-specific classes. Her background includes experience with IMS databases; DB2; SQL Server; Oracle 8, 8i, and 9i; and dBase; working as a webmaster and Linux System Administrator as well as a Cobol programmer; Oracle Forms designer; and Visual Basic programmer.

April has presented at IOUG and has recently published Oracle 11i E-Business Suite from the Front Lines, Grid Database Design, and several articles on databases for InformIT. She is working on two more books (Grid Applications Design and Oracle 9i/10i Data Warehouse Field Guide).

She graduated with a BS in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Library and Information Sciences and earned her MBA from the Texas A&M University System.