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  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release

    J.D.Meier announced it - it's here - Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Final Release ! Very kind of the team to acknowledge me when I really have only made some contribution towards version 1 years ago! Hopefully in my next job I will be able to create more IP again!
  • Blog Post: My Official Duties at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

    From the TechEd Speaker portal: GEN003 Women in Technology Luncheon 03/09/2008 13:15-14:15 Bayside Terrace ARC203 Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective 01/09/2008 14:15-15:30 NZ Room 2, SkyCity ARC203 Understanding Software-Plus-Services: A Perspective 03/09/2008 10:15-11:45 Parkside Auditorium...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating International Women's Day

    FITT is running the IWD luncheon again - but sadly we missed out - as it was a booked out event way in advance - I think we'll need to lobby for a bigger venue in the future... in any case, a bunch of us got together for lunch today to celebrate - Bronwen even flew in from Brisbane ! - and Spider reminded...
  • Blog Post: On Facebook Finally

    I feel like a luddite to admit this - but I've only just registered on Facebook today! Despite the various invitations from friends - Gavin's even thrown a photo of me from Spain in there - I've resisted because: I'm a working mother of 2 toddlers - I don't even have enough time to sort through my inbox...
  • Blog Post: GeekGirlBlogs is here!

    Bronwen, Catherine and the team have been working on this exciting project - GeekGirlBlogs . Check it out! and let us know if you're also a GeekGirlBlogger - I'm sure Bronwen would be happy to add you onto the list.
  • Blog Post: My Interview Style

    I've been doing lots of interviews recently, whilst building up the core team. There are still quite a few more open positions - that I'm in the loop for interviewing. Interviewing people is something that takes good practice and good preparation. Good preparation definitely pays off - highly evident...
  • Blog Post: Nerds FC II is now on SBS

    Season II on SBS again, we firstly watched my cousin Johnny Truong (AstroNerd) from Season I , followed by the new series, where Chris Anderson , albeit a 28th year old, made it through the audition... Chris tells me that he found out about the audition from my blog, he now also has a Nerds FC website...
  • Blog Post: FITT Mentoring Program - Expression of Interest

    this arrived in my inbox today: FITT is delighted to announce a new trial Mentoring Program. This mentoring program supports two of FITT’s primary objectives: Inspire women in the industry to achieve their personal aspirations and potential AND Assist women to broaden their understanding of the ICT industry...
  • Blog Post: International Women's Day - FITT Luncheon 2007

    It's been a year since the last International Women's Day luncheon where Sen Helen Coonan spoke . Unfortunately, with the mad workload recently, I didn't get around to organising a table for the female architects that I know and work with this year. To make up for my sins, I'll share my key learnings...
  • Blog Post: Empowering the Individual

    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 have a career path, make sure they are happy, empower...
  • Blog Post: Ways of Building a Career

    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 have a number of options in building a career:...
  • Blog Post: A Woman wins Turing Award

    Frances Allen is such an inspiration!
  • Blog Post: Housewife no more

    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 glad that I am no longer a fulltime Mum/Housewife...
  • Blog Post: 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 to featuring cool, smart, inspiring, successful...
  • Blog Post: 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 up on my XDA – the big hot screen made my face...
  • Blog Post: Where Are the Women Architects?

    Yet another architect at SAF commented on this today... "Where are the women architects? geez this is a very 'blokey' event!" Totally right, I've not yet spoken to a single female since I arrived at SAF. Do you have a theory? I've no idea... I must admit I've been having so much fun at SAF I haven't...
  • Blog Post: Where are the Girlie Gadgets?

    As a mother with 2 young children who is also not all that into sport, I really don't care much for the various Sports scoreboard gadgets, nor do I have time for many of the games gadgets. There are however two gadgets from the Gallery that I absolutely love: Today Show Recipe Search Fetalculator So...
  • Blog Post: X Factor or Geek Factor

    I finally met up with Yuhong in person today. We collaborated through John Grundy years ago, and produced an ASE2001 best paper on " Generation of Distributed System Test-beds from High-level Software Architecture Descriptions ". Half way through our conversation reminiscing the research days, Yuhong...
  • Blog Post: Miss American Beauty’s email

    Sonja – Miss American Beauty from the IT Screen Goddess Calendar project emailed me: “Hey howdy saw your blog if you REALLY do want to join a road show email me sonja@itgoddess.info - we organise road shows etc. across Australia. Our funds from sales of Screen Goddess calendar are to help pay for...
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