Della Martin has worked on some of the most unusual FoxPro and Visual FoxPro applications. She got her start writing a recruiting database for Duke Basketball while attending Duke University. She majored in both Design and History.
Continuing in the line of non-traditional database applications, Della worked for Woolpert, an architectural and engineering firm, where she specialized in GIS work for such diverse applications as water distribution systems, military master planning, oil well evacuation plans, and facility management programs. She moved on to the University of Tennessee to work on a military logistics application, JFAST, perhaps the most well known VFP application in the world. At nearly every DevCon since 1994, attendees have seen this cutting-edge application, which includes sophisticated briefing and analysis tools developed by Della using Automation with many Microsoft products. Since Della’s recent move to North Carolina, she is still consulting for the University of Tennessee, as well as other clients.
Della has written for FoxPro Advisor magazine, and served as a judge for the 1998 and 1999 Visual FoxPro Excellence Awards. She has spoken at various conferences, including the American Water Works Association Computer Specialty Conferences, and was a panelist at the 1996 Microsoft Developers Conference. Della lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and two school-age children.