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Joe Celko was a member of the ANSI X3H2 Database Standards Committee from 1987 to 1997 and helped write the ANSI/ISO SQL-89 and SQL-92 standards. He is considered one of the top people in the SQL/RDBMS field and has become the spelling correction for his own name on Google. He has over 35 years of experience in IT in many fields and applications.

He has had several regular monthly or biweekly columns in the past eleven years in the computer trade and academic press. His current columns are: "CELKO" in INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE magazine (Miller-Freeman) and a series in BMC Software's website magazine.

Mr. Celko's past columns include: "SQL Explorer" in DBMS (Miller-Freeman); "Celko on SQL" in DATABASE PROGRAMMING & DESIGN (Miller-Freeman); "WATCOM SQL Corner" in POWERBUILDER DEVELOPERS' JOURNAL (SysCon); "SQL Puzzle" in BOXES & ARROWS (Frank Sweet Publishing); "DBMS/Report" in SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (Cahner-Ziff); "Data Desk" in TECH SPECIALIST (R&D); "Data Points" in PC TECHNIQUES (Coriolis Group); "Celko on Software" in COMPUTING (VNC Publications, UK) and was editor for the "Puzzles & Problems" section of ABACUS (Springer-Verlag) and he ran the CASEFORUM section 18, "Celko on SQL", on CompuServe. He has over 750 publication credits.

He is the author of five books: SQL FOR SMARTIES (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1995, second edition 1999), INSTANT SQL (Wrox Press,1995), SQL PUZZLES & ANSWERS (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1997), DATA & DATABASES (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1999), and TREES & HIERARCHIES IN SQL (2004). He is currently doing a sixth book for O'Reilly publishers.

He has also been a regular speaker and SQL instructor for commercial and trade group seminars.


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