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  • Blog Post: Women in Technology – Why Does it Matter?

    Women in Technology – Why Does it Matter? The yearly SQL PASS summit is always one of my favorite times of year. It’s a week packed full of great technical content and many networking opportunities. Not to mention the parties and fun. J And of course the #sqlkilts . One of the highlights...
  • Blog Post: FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum (WIST) - November 5, 2010

    FIRST, the people who bring us a whole range of robotics competitions and more, are once again hosting their annual FIRST Women in Science & Technology Forum . The people I have talked to who have attended or brought/sent young women have all raved about it. If you know high school girls who are...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 4 October 2010

    What a week. On Friday I gave a keynote talk at the 1 6th Annual Technology and Learning Conference at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. What a great time I had. The conference organizers were absolutely wonderful hosts and the talk itself seemed to be well received. I think they recorded...
  • Blog Post: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 2010

    I really like this award program so I am happy to promote it on my blog. The following is from the official announcement. I strongly encourage you to share this opportunity with high school women and with teachers who may be able to suggest it to their students. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing...
  • Blog Post: How Many Letters Are There in The Alphabet?

    You saw the title and a single number came to mind. If you are English speaking your probably thought “26.” If your native language is not English you may have thought of other numbers though. Even in European languages there are letters such as é è ö ᴂ å ø. And that is just the start. So what does this...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 6 September 2010

    Happy Labor Day! Well here in the US anyway. Technically a public/work holiday and I do plan to spend most of it relaxing. Unless my wife has other plans that is. I spent yesterday doing some early fall yard work for example. But it looks good so it was worth it. I have spent some time collecting some...
  • Blog Post: Women in IT Luncheon - Tech Ed Australia 2010

    It would be hard *not* to know that Microsoft held a Women in IT function at Tech Ed Australia this year… What some might not know is that the Women in IT event is something that we have hosted at Tech Ed Australia for the last 3 years now. I have had the fortune to be involved with this event here in...
  • Blog Post: Girls, Games and Software Development

    Girls play games – computer games, video games, console games, online games – all kinds of games. Yet girls are not big into creating their own computer games. Why is that? A recent article in the Chicago Tribune ( Women missing from video game development work force ) says that: “According...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility and Computer Science

    My first real knowledge of differently abled people using computers came about 35 years ago when I was in college. There was a recent graduate of the college who was seriously physically limited. He lived most of his life in an Iron Lung. he could not walk and his hand and arm strength was very limited...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 9 August 2010

    What a week. My son was married a week ago. I picked him and his bride up from their honeymoon last night. In between I took a trip to Texas for a Microsoft conference and celebrated my birthday while away. At least my bride was with me and I was able to meet up with my brother and sister in law who...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links July 5 2010

    Did you have a good Fourth of July weekend? Technically a holiday for me today as the real day come on the Sunday. I understand it was a bit of a holiday in Norway as well – Queen Sonja’s birthday. I was pretty busy at ISTE last week and then catching up on things a bit. Oh ok a lot. So not...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Floor One. Microsoft Office. Dubai. United Arab Emirates.

    Floor One of the Microsoft Dubai office offers a veritable tour of the Middle East. Wander among the rows of employees you will undoubtedly hear every language of the Middle East – Urdu, French, Egyptian Arabic, Gulf Arabic, Turkish, English, Hindi… (and that’s not even mentioning the 500+ catalogued...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 24 May 2010

    I pretty much took last week off from blogging. I sort of needed a break and since they were migrating this and many other blogs to a new updated blogging engine it seemed like a good time to step back from it for a while. I did still read blogs, follow Twitter and read a lot of email. So I do have some...
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