Allen G. Taylor, a 30-year veteran of the computer industry, is an
internationally best-selling author, educator, consultant, and speaker
on technology and society.
Widely regarded as an expert on database
technology, he has written twenty books, including SQL for Dummies,
Database Development for Dummies, SQL Weekend Crash Course, and Crystal
Reports 9 for Dummies.
He teaches an e-course on database development
through a network of over 1,000 community colleges and adult education
institutions, as well as teaching digital circuits at Portland State
Allen is Communications Chair of the Oregon Section of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Editor of the IEEE
He currently serves a President of the Oregon L5 Society, a chapter of the National Space Society. He is a member of the Oregon City
Toastmasters Club and a former Toastmasters Division Governor.