Alan Z. has been working with online communities for 30 years. He calls himself an ‘enthusiast’, and has way too many interests, including woodturning, video, live streaming, 3D printing, photography, community theater, cooking and motorcycling. Online communities let Alan interact with other enthusiasts around the world, sharing experiences and best practices. Before joining ClubExpress he administered the Dell EMC Community Network, a global community with hundreds of thousands of members. He has authored several database programming books and programs, and presented at many symposiums. Alan is married and has two adult sons.