Kim Berg Hansen is a database developer from Middelfart in Denmark. Originally wanting to work with electronics, he almost coincidentally tried programming and discovered where his talent lay. He progressed from Commodore Basic on VIC-20 over Modula-2 and C at Odense University to Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, working extensively with the last two languages since year 2000. His professional passion is to work with data inside the database utilizing SQL to the fullest to achieve the best application experience for the users.Kim shares his knowledge by writing the "Practical Oracle SQL" book, blogging, presenting at user group conferences, and being SQL quizmaster at the Oracle Dev Gym. His is motivated by peers that go "now I understand" after his explanations, and end users that "can't live without" his application coding. He is certified Oracle OCE in SQL and Oracle ACE Director. Kim is married, loves to cook, and is a card-carrying member of Danish Beer Enthusiasts association.