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Sheeri K. Cabral has a master's degree in computer science, specializing in databases, from Brandeis University and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston MySQL User Group and is the creator and cohost of OurSQL: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. She was the first Oracle ACE Director for MySQL and is the founder (and current treasurer) of Technocation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing resources and educational grants for IT professionals. She wrote the MySQL Administrator's Bible and has been a technical editor for high-profile O'Reilly books such as High Performance MySQL, 2nd Edition, and SQL and Relational Theory.