Steve is founder and principal of Database Designs Associates. Database Designs’ twenty-year consulting practice focuses on software strategy and on-line web and data systems for the nonprofit sector. Steve directs the consulting practice and takes an active part in software selection and architecture.  After years of corporate software development experience, Steve started Database Designs with an emphasis on learning from and adapting what’s emerging and most useful in mainstream technology. Steve also brings to engagements a  rich, continuing volunteer  involvement in grass roots education reform and other social justice issues. Steve has been an active member of the nonprofit technology community, writing and speaking regularly.  Along with these things, what most helps Steve stay sane and balanced are his family and years of taichi.