Crystal Long is a powerhouse in the community. She teaches, collaborates on multiple projects, authors books, writes curricula, creates video tutorials, and answers tons of customer questions on forums. Crystal is huge into studying and learning new things and as a result, is well versed across many subjects.
She started with an HP-25 calculator and mainframe punch cards in the late 70s. In the 80s, she earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering and used dBase, Knowledgeman, RBASE, FoxPro, Clipper, FileMaker, Lotus 1-2-3, VisiCalc, before moving onto using word, Excel, Access, and other Office products.
Crystal has written hundreds (maybe thousands) of applications in various languages; BASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal, C, VBA, C#, and XAML. This is her 6th year as a Microsoft MVP for Access. Crystal’s latest passion is mobile technologies for Windows Phone 7.
If all that isn’t enough, she’s also raising two teenage boys, and enjoys studying, art, photography, videography, music, piano, singing, songwriting, rappelling, camping, biking, dancing, being creative and admiring creativity in others.