Mary Sweeney is a Senior Consultant and Instructor for Data Dimensions, Inc., specializing in automation testing. She has taught courses and consulted on automation topics across the United States and in London, England. In 1999, Mary developed the Visual Basic for Testers course for DDI and has since taught it at major companies on both coasts. She has been a speaker at the Software Quality Assurance User’s Group and the Seattle Visual Basic Developer’s Association. Mary holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Seattle University and a certificate in Software Engineering Management from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie-Mellon University. Mary is on the faculty at Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Washington, teaching Database Design, SQL, Advanced Visual Basic, Access and SQL Server courses. She resides in Issaquah, Washington, with her husband and two great kids.