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Steve Schapel

( Steve Schapel )

New Zealand


Steve's original academic and career background is in the social sciences.  He gradually moved into the computer arena after building his first database system in 1988, and discovering an interest and talent in this type of work.  He enjoys teaching, and has conducted many courses in computer-related subjects, particularly Access.  And he has now been working full-time as a freelance developer for over 20 years.

He is the owner of Data Management Solutions Ltd, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He designs and develops customised database systems, specialising in Microsoft Access and related products.  His clients are mainly small to medium businesses and organisations, across several industry sectors.

With a special emphasis in sports administration, he is the developer of the highly acclaimed SportsRunner competition management system, now in its 24th year of providing assistance to organisations that run team sport competitions. This has now become the primary focus of his business.

Another interest is Tai Chi, which he has been learning and practising for 14 years, and serving as an instructor for 11 years.