Welcome to the Pacific Access User Group

Coming to you from the west coast of the U.S., Access Pacific provides a late day forum for Access users locally and around the world.
We hold FREE Q&A webinars the First Thursday of every month, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Pacific.
Our intent is to provide resources and information for:
  1. Everyday Access Users:  People who want to to make Access a more effective tool for their daily work
  2. Access Knowledge Experts/Internal Developers: Power Users tasked with internal development for their department or team
  3. IT Support:  Those from the technology department helping users obtain and use the tools they need while making sure their data is secure and protected
  4. Access Consultants and Developers:  Professional Access developers who provide Access database consulting and software solutions to clients
  5. Access Trainers/Speakers:  People who teach Access relational database application design and help others users take their Access skills to the next level
Our philosophy is that everyone has something to contribute to the Access community. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to share what you know. We usually schedule an expert speaker to discuss a topic relevant to Access developers. We try to keep presentations to roughly the first 45 minutes of the session and then use the remaining 15 minutes to share ideas, answer questions, and solicit topics for upcoming sessions. The leader of this group is George Hepworth, retired Principle of Grover Park Consulting and former MS MVP for Access. Please register on this site to be alerted of meetings and blog updates.

Our Next Meeting

Kent Gorrell will be our presenter for the October 7th, 2021 presentation. Kent is an experienced software developer who uses Access and SQL Server to develop solutions for his clients in Australia. Kent will share some of his insights on the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) gained over the course of his career. While Access developers often deal with smaller, less complex situations and applications, it is important that we understand, adopt and follow a disciplined approach to every project regardless of size and complexity. After all, most of us have experienced the phenomenon of seeing our “little database for a short-time solution” grow into a mission critical organization application, and we must be prepared to handle that growth. Join us to learn how Kent manages that for his clients. We’ll have a short Q &A at the end. Bring your questions  and concerns for the group to discuss.

Our Previous Meetings

Here’s a YouTube playlist featuring recordings from all of our previous meetings.

Join Our Meetings

Please join us at the next meeting! Visit the event calendar to see future AUG meetings.
Already a member of this group? View the upcoming events on your member dashboard. When it’s time to join one of our meetings you can use the Webex link below.