Kirk Lafler, consultant and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation, has been a SAS user since 1979. As a SAS Certified Professional, Lafler provides IT consulting services and training to SAS users around the world. He is the author of several other books, including "Google Search Complete! (2014)," "PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Second Edition (2013)," "PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS (2004)," "Power AOL and Power SAS," as well as more than 500 papers and articles. He is the recipient of nearly two dozen "best" contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW) and poster awards. Lafler is a frequent speaker at international, regional, special-interest, local and in-house SAS Users Group conferences and meetings, and he is an emeritus Advisory Board member of sasCommunity.org. He also writes the popular SAS tips column, "Kirk's Korner," that appears regularly in several SAS Users Group newsletters. Lafler received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Miami.