January, 2007

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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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    Watch Nerds FC Live

    This email arrived my inbox today - it's from my cousin - the famous Astro Nerd from Nerds FC Season I . "Its that time again where I need your support. Nerds FC will be playing once again against some hectic opponents. If you are able to come, I would...
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    Technorati - claimed my blog finally!

    yes, finally got around to this... Technorati Profile
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    More CardSpace/.NET 3 training Available

    Following on the CardSpace hands on lab that Nigel Watling helped me with last year , quite a few of you out there have been asking me for pointers to additional .NET 3 and CardSpace training. Here is one that Sharmilla has put together - to happen in...
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    Female Techies at Microsoft on Channel 9

    Following on from my blog post on " Where are the Women Architects ?", I've received some interesting interview requests - but more about that later... In the meantime, Jennifer just sent this through - Channel 9 has launched a show that is 100% dedicated...
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    iPhone User Experience - A Girlie Perspective

    Lots of people have been talking about iPhone this morning - including Shane . My immediate reaction was that wow - now here is a worthy competition in the mobile phone/PDA market, with excellent user experience design. And then, I remembered why I gave...
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