Kevin Loney (Wilmington, DE) is a veteran Oracle developer and DBA. He is the author of the best-selling Oracle8 DBA Handbook and co-author of Advanced Tuning and Administration and Oracle8i: The Complete Reference. He frequently makes presentations at Oracle conferences and contributes to Oracle Magazine Marlene Theriault has been an Oracle DBA for over 17 ears and has worked with Oracle products since version 2.0 of the Oracle RDBMS. She has been published in magazines and conference proceedings throughout the world. Ms. Theriault received the "Best User Presentation" award at EOUG 1999, "Outstanding Speaker" at EDO'98, and the "Distinguished Speaker" award for presentations at both ECO'95 and ECO'96. She coauthored Oracle Security with William Heney (O'Reilly and Associates, 1998); The Oracle8i DBA Handbook with Kevin Loney (Oracle Press, 2000); and Oracle DBA 101 with Rachel Carmichael and James Viscusi (Oracle Press, 2000). She is chair of the MAOP DBA SIG and authors an "Ask The DBA" column for the MAOP newsletter. Ms. Theriault is an avid recreational walker (Volksmarching) and has done at least one 6-mile walk in each of the 50 United States. Marlene can be reached at email@example.com.