Lynn Ballard grew up wanting to study killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. That changed when she took the first computer science class offered by her high school and began to see how technology would change the world. Today she is a senior database developer/administrator with Morningstar in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of Morningstar's Women In Technology (WIT) and Chicago's SQL PASS groups. She's presented training at Morningstar, previous employers and for Chicago's SQL Saturday. She's a widowed mother of two who learned firsthand about preparing and recovering from worst case scenarios. To the great envy of many, she cures and smokes her own artisanal bacon. Don't worry...she shares with her database friends!
Submitted Regular Session (75 minutes):