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Kirk Paul Lafler is an educator, developer, programmer, consultant, and data scientist; currently teaching as a lecturer and adjunct professor at San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego Extension; and teaching SAS, SQL, Python, Excel, and cloud-based technology courses to users around the world. Kirk has decades of programming experience and specializes in SAS software, SQL, RDBMS technologies (Oracle, SQL-Server, Teradata, DB2), Python, and other languages and productivity tools. Kirk is the author of the popular PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition (SAS Press. 2019) and is actively involved with SAS, SQL, Python, R, ML, and cloud-computing user groups, conferences, and blogs as an Invited speaker, educator, keynote, and leader; and is the recipient of 28 “Best” contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.