Chad Thompson is a software developer, architect, and builder in central Iowa, and is currently employed as a DevOps Engineer with Dice Holdings, Inc. in Urbandale, IA. Chad has many years of experience in creating and helping others create great technology, from working closely with development teams to speaking and writing. Chad is currently serving as a Senior Contributing Author for the SELECT Journal published by the Independent Oracle Users Group. He has also written articles for a number of online publications and spoken at many industry conferences and events. You can find other writings, presentations, and more information about Chad at http://chadthompson.me.