"The DataDude" is the title that was conferred upon Eric O. Gold many years ago by his then nine year-old daughter, Rachel.

In terms of profession Eric wears a few different hats: he is a biostatistician, a database programmer, a website designer, and an information graphics specialist. He is also a consultant on information management, statistical analysis, and macintosh computers.

Eric currently resides in Lucas Valley, Marin County, California with his wonderful wife and children.