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  • Blog Post: Happy International Women’s Day!

    It’s also Women’s History Month . In honor of women in computing, you should meet Lili Cheng , general manager of Microsoft’s Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, which focuses on software and services that are centered on social connectivity, real-time experiences, and rich media. Lili talks to @ritzy...
  • Blog Post: 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)....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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)
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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