To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2009, I would like to honour Edel Sherratt (nee Stephens), my database lecturer in Aberystwyth University Computer Science Department, 1986-1990.
Her passion and enthusiasm for Computer Science was infectious, and her whimsical Irish charm made her lectures a pleasure to attend. She made the subtle complexities and elegance of SQL easy to comprehend: something for which I am personally truly grateful, as database administration and SQL performance, analysis and tuning are now my bread and butter, putting meals on the table and a roof over my family's head!
Thanks, Edel, for opening to me the doors to a successful career!
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