General Meeting Presentation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alison Balter

Class Modules

Alison Balter

Access offers two kinds of modules: standard modules and class modules. A class module is a great way to encapsulate related functions into a portable, self-contained object. Most developers don’t make use of what class modules have to offer. In this session you will learn why class modules are important. You’ll see how easy it is to create custom objects, properties, methods, and events. You’ll leave the session with several practical examples of how you can benefit from class modules.

Alison Balter is the president of InfoTech Services Group, Inc., a computer consulting firm based in Venice Beach, California. Alison is a highly experienced independent trainer and consultant specializing in Windows applications training and development. During her 28 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted with many corporations and government agencies. Since Alison founded InfoTech Services Group, Inc. (formerly InfoTechnology Partners) in 1990, its client base has expanded to include major corporations and government agencies such as Cisco, Shell Oil, Accenture, AIG Insurance, Northrop, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Prudential Insurance, Transamerica Insurance, Fox Broadcasting, the United States Navy, University of Southern California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and others.

Alison specializes in teaching others how to develop Windows and Web applications. She is a leading author of 15 Microsoft Access books and SQL Server books, including Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2003 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2007 Development, Teach Yourself SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours, Using Access 2010, and Access 2013 Absolute Beginners Guide. Alison is also featured in numerous training videos for both SAMS and Experts Exchange.

Most recently, Alison was given the honor of Microsoft Access MVP for the third year in a row, an honor bestowed on a select few individuals who have donated their time to bettering the development community. She was also selected as 2012/2013 Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year. Alison can be reached at