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Systers Code Sprint
Twelve hours into the day and two Starbucks stops behind me, I’m hanging out at the Systers Code Sprint. I met Robin Jeffries!! She’s super nice and we had a very good discussion about why Systers uses their current system rather than say the Groups developed by the company Robin works for (Google)....
1 Oct 2009
At the conference, on Eastern time but less over-committed than I thought :-)
I FINALLY arrived at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing around 8PM last night. I’ve been thinking about and planning for the conference since February. (Not as long as the organizers, but that’s still a long time!) I arrived in time to meet up with some folks at the Poster Session and...
1 Oct 2009
Microsoft iGive at Grace Hopper 2009
At GHC 2008 , we kicked off a campaign called iGive where women in computing gave back to the community. Please support iGive again this year as we continue to support and raise awareness for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America . What is iGive ? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give...
30 Sep 2009
3 Ways To Take Your Grace Hopper Experience Online
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference is an excellent way to keep in touch with women’s issues, gain advice and insight for your career, and most importantly connect with other women in computing. The conference has a number of online venues to enhance your attendance or to follow...
30 Sep 2009
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
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
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
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
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