November, 2006

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About Anna Liu

Anna Liu is currently an Architect Advisor at Microsoft Australia, where she works with the community of architects involved in enterprise and application architecture. Her goal is to understand enterprises' IT challenges, and to help them with building successful systems through the use of architecture patterns, proven best practices, and reusable frameworks. Anna has extensive experience in the financial services industry and specialises in designing high performance and highly scalable distributed systems.
 
Prior to joining Microsoft, Anna was a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at CSIRO, where she led the Middleware Technology Evaluation project. Her group evaluated various middleware technologies through rigorous benchmarking studies and provided middleware acquisition advice to various Australian Government agencies and the Financial Services industry.
 
Anna holds a PhD (Computer Science UNSW) and a BE (Computer Engineering UNSW). She has also held various academic appointments including a senior lectureship at the University of Sydney, and a visiting scientist position at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a frequent speaker on software architecture and distributed systems topics at International Conferences including OOPSLA and ICSE.

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    Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) kicks off with a Bang!

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    Ray Lane delivered his opening keynote at SAF, discussing 'The Personal Enterprise', and of how for the new world of services to succeed, there must be value for the individual or the group. Charles Fitzgerald is now on presenting on the Microsoft vision...
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    Sleepless in Seattle

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    just flew into Seattle Tacoma international airport. Wow, despite a relatively hassle free travel for the last 24 hours, my head is pretty cloudy right now... staring at the pretty snow outside is all my head is good for right now! let's hope I'll have...
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    ozCHI 2006 Wrapped up!

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    I wish I had more time to spend at ozCHI 2006 - the best I could do was to spend a day there after I gave my presentation in the morning. I spoke about the great divide between software engineering and user centric design. Our Shane was also there - he...
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    Research and Fabricated Complexity

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    I had the privelege to meet Willy Zwaenepoel on Thursday at a USyd seminar . He is one of the distributed systems engineering legends that I really looked up to during my PhD research days, and heavily referenced his great works. He was not only an inspirational...
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    What a week!

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    What a week it's been... I've a huge backlog of blog posts I want to do, and I simply have been having too much fun meeting all sorts of people this last week to have a free moment to sit down and blog about some of these wonderful experiences... So I...
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    Use Case Modelling, Scenario Based Engineering, User centric design

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    If you are a software architect, human computer interface/interaction design specialist, business analyst, these would be familiar techniques that you would be using on a regular basis. These are proven techniques that help us get a concrete understandig...
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    Photosynth Tech Preview is Live

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    I've been watching Photosynth for a while, and I've been eargerly waiting for the day that I can tell the world it's available for the public to play with too, finally, here it is! http://labs.live.com/photosynth As an aside though, somehow I am never...
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    Virtual Earth 3D Launches

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    Check out the VE3D innovation, and imagine the mashup potential...
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    How to Audition for Nerds FC Season II

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    Due to popular requests for auditioning information from my previous blog on " Nerds FC - Audition for Season II " Thanks to the AstroNerd: You can find out more about how to audition for Nerds FC Season II here . It's a pity that no girls are invited...
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    Jim Webber's Sydney ACS Web Services Special Interest Group Talk

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    Jim is presenting on "Message-oriented Web Services" tonight at the ACS Web Services SIG . He'll be using WCF as the demonstrator technology, and knowing Jim as a great presenter, this should be a great evening! ps. I'm sure the 'toutology in the presentation...
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    Nerds FC - Audition for Season II

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    I received an email from my cousin Johnny Truong - his claim to fame is as the Astro Nerd on Nerds FC . "Hey all, Thankyou all for your support for me on Nerds FC. It was absolutely fantastic! And if it were not for you guys, there would be no way for...
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