Influences, Mentors, Teachers.
I want to pay homage to all the people who have influenced my life,
starting with my university professors.
That's why I put together this list,
frozen at the time that I last had contact with them.
Note: It's also easy to list academic influences because they are more or less public knowledge. - it's a lot dicier to list professional influences. The corporate world may be shrouded in a bit more secrecy and politics as far as learning and credit go. (Note, 2015: that's silly, I think the previous sentence was just an excuse for being too lazy to make a page paying homage to my professional influences. :-P