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Women’s Build at MSDN Developer’s Conference
Microsoft is hosting US regional Professional Developer's Conferences and recently added the Women’s Build an awesome women's networking event first held at PDC. I'll be leading the event in Houston, I hope to see some of you there!! Please help me spread the word to developers in your area...
5 Dec 2008
25 Things I wish my mother would have told me before I started work
Last week at the SWE National Conference there was a session with this title and I just couldn’t resist a post about it. The session was presented by Becky Schmieding an Executive Project Manager at IBM . The summary sheet was just too intriguing not to post. Thanks Becky for advice we can...
14 Nov 2008
Challenges and Benefits of Consulting as a Career Options
I attended the SWE National Convention last week and had the privilege of co-presenting with Wendy Gillen, Vice President of Services for Microsoft. She gave a great talk on consulting as a career or a career stop. Below are the notes I took during her talk broken into 3 categories: The Richness of the...
13 Nov 2008
Confessions of a Woman Developer: Microsoft, IBM, and Intel - the experience of one
The black and blues of Intel, IBM, and Microsoft, surviving chips to bits without much bruising. I’ve worked at 3 of the largest computer companies in the world and I wanted to share my experiences here with you. Intel – a software person in a hardware world On my first day at Intel, I got...
12 Oct 2008
A Fish Out of Water: Being a Man at Grace Hopper
Randy Guthrie blogs about being one of a few men at Grace Hopper: http://blogs.msdn.com/mis_laboratory/archive/2008/10/03/a-fish-out-of-water-1-300-women-technologists-5-men-at-the-2008-grace-hopper-conference.aspx
5 Oct 2008
What is iGive ? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give back” to the communities that we live in and serve. It is part of the overall corporate citizenship pillar of key initiatives that we all embrace as part of our work at Microsoft. Every donor receives an iGive shirt. iGive is a program...
3 Oct 2008
Confessions of a Woman Developer: I’m a singer and I’m a PC
When I lived in Columbus, I went to see Def Poetry Jam where people passionately tell their story through poems they’ve written. I’m not much of a poet, nonetheless, here’s my story. I’m a singer. That’s right I sing, I’ve sung evensongs at cathedrals all across England and Scotland, I sang in the...
3 Oct 2008
Mashup of the Week: Grace Hopper 2008 PhotoSphere
Did this post or series make you say, "wow!" If so, Text W7 to 23000 (standard rates apply)
2 Oct 2008
Confessions of a Woman Developer: 4 Steps to Navigate Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper can be a bit jolting as a first-time attendee. I first attended Grace Hopper as a senior in Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University . I attended with two women I barely knew - Bettina Bair , a diversity leader at Ohio State, and Rebecca Fiebrink , a double major in music...
1 Oct 2008
Grace Hopper 2008: Confessions of a Woman Developer Series
I’m a blogger and a video blogger for Grace Hopper 2008. I’m excited to cover the conference, but I also want to add value for attendees. Grace Hopper has a lot of students and a lot of career-oriented sessions. So, I am planning to share my experiences, career path, and advice I’ve received through...
1 Oct 2008
One week until GHC!
A week from today, we'll be in Keystone, Colorado at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing!! Are you ready to CONNECT ? The CONNECT project is supported by the National Science Foundation (under #CNS-0738102) and ACM's Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W). When I registered...
24 Sep 2008
GHC08: Online conversations have started
I've unpacked some winter clothes to get ready for GHC in less than two weeks! I'm slowly but surely getting ready to go. Today's task is to go through the Program Schedule and determine what sessions I want to attend. Then I'll be signing up to hang out at the Microsoft booth when...
18 Sep 2008
Microsoftie on The Balancing Act
In keeping with our Grace Hopper Conference preparatory blogging theme, I saw a very cool story about a Microsoftie today. Donna Hamilton was profiled in Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly and the Lifetime TV show The Balancing Act . She's a Senior Communications Manager at Microsoft and balances...
16 Sep 2008
Jobs (and altitude sickness)
One of my 1:1s this week was with my co-worker Randy . Randy lives in Colorado so he'll be my local expert at the Grace Hopper Conference in a few weeks. :-) While browsing through the GHC site, I found a section on altitude sickness that said: "High Altitude Illness is the...
11 Sep 2008
Grace Hopper Conference, here we come!
I have a bunch of posts to write about ramping up, but I'm taking a break to write about something I'm even MORE excited about... I've started prepping for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! To be fair, I guess I started prepping in June when I reserved a space at (what I think...
4 Sep 2008
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