Oct 25th, 10
November-December: What I love most.
What I love most about being a CompSci/Software Engineer/?
What piece of technology makes me go "wow"
Why my job is awesome
How is what I do changing the world (for the better!)
Why I can't imagine doing anything else
The theme is deliberately open. What are you inspired to write? You can still submit ...
Oct 22nd, 10
I was born and raised in Silicon Valley, daughter and granddaughter of engineers. I was surrounded by technology from an early age: my dad taught me to solder when I was still little, and I had a computer--an Apple ][--in my room by the time I was 10. Naturally, with this kind of background, everyone ...
Oct 20th, 10
As I was a child, I was told that I had a great talent to learn foreign languages easily. I learned English at a very early age. I was the best in the class so I guess my parents and teachers were right.
Back then most of the girls wanted to become doctors. But not me, ...
Oct 18th, 10
Growing up, I'd say that I was pretty lucky. My parents raised me that I could do whatever I set my mind to, regardless of my gender. Sometimes I wonder how life would be different if my parents had had a son and a daughter instead of daughters, but that's a moot point now. I ...
Oct 15th, 10
A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing [this one!]. They were looking for stories about how women get into computer science.
This post is the second in an autobiographical series about how I got into (and then out of) computer science. I think ...
Oct 13th, 10
Since I was a child I've always loved to use MS Paint. No, I did not spent my childhood trying to hack things, I just spent it using Paint. I didn't own a computer but every time I could use one I opened this marvelous program and started drawing Mondrian-like paintings. I never thought about ...
Oct 11th, 10
A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing [this one!].
Among other things, they were looking for contributions from people in computing that talk about their experiences in IT. I’ve been thinking about putting some of this down ‘on paper’ for a while, so ...
Oct 6th, 10
Why I am in the computer field? In some ways this is a long story and you could say I just stumbled along. Somehow for some reason at this moment this is what I am doing but I am unsure of what the future may hold. Life has strange ways of showing you where it ...
Oct 4th, 10
My new favourite t-shirt says "you had me at hello world" - how adorably dorky is that? I got it at the Grace Hopper conference in Atlanta last week from a company named Palantir (check them out if your a data/viz junkie - they make the coolest software and a little bird tells me they're ...