February, 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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    Empowering the Individual

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    Now that Frank is no longer my direct manager, I can only pick his brain over lunch hours. I asked him about his lessons learnt on being an award winning people manager one lunch time this week. His response was: "invest in the people, make sure they...
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    Ways of Building a Career

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    I've been very priveleged to have a number of great mentors in my life. One of them is Len Bass . We caught up over lunch today, and we were talking about 'building a career'. As usual, Len had some great wisdom to share with me. He said: "You basically...
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    A Woman wins Turing Award

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    Frances Allen is such an inspiration!
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    Software As A Service - Sydney User Group

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    This long awaited meeting request arrived my inbox just now... When: Thursday, 1 March 2007 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. Where: Microsoft, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Successfully delivering and utilizing...
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    Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 in Sydney

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    traffic was so bad across the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning - I think everyone was slowing down to get a glimpse of the Queen Mary II ! Patrick got up early with Kai to drive out to the Sydney Harbour to see QM2 arriving this morning at 6:30am, and...
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    Building Highly Scalable Architecure and Web Infrastructure

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    with the buzz of Web 2.0, and the ever increasing volume of user requests online, building highly scalable web infrastructure and software architecture is of paramount importance. The challenge of building scalable software is nothing new, and in fact...
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    Eating out in Sydney

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    Finally, I can find out in an instant where to get good Italian food near my husband's office.
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    Kevin Schofield visiting from Microsoft Research Redmond

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    Bernard is running a cool show - I'm definitely going to this, and see if Kevin has the latest updates on Jim Gray . Microsoft Research: Driving Innovation for 15 Years In 1991, Bill Gates decided to make a bold investment for the long-term future of...
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    Housewife no more

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    I've had a couple of weeks leave, staying home looking after the kids, doing home improvement, cooking, cleaning, shopping, things like that. Patrick is very glad that I'm back to work. He is not only glad that I'm back to earning my own income, but doubly...
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