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 said that I was totally not what she had expected, ie. a ‘geek…

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IT Screen Goddess Wannabe

I want to be on this IT Screen Goddess Calendar. I wish I could be miss May – Lucy Liu lookalike in the Charlie’s Angels poster. Anyway – failing in being a Calendar Goddess, I could always try out David Lempher’s idea – going on a roadshow to speak to girls about IT as a profession…

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Best industry experience report award at ASWEC

Kevin Francis – MVP solution architect won a best industry experience report award at ASWEC. Kevin’s presentation was on “Large-scale Integration Design and Management”, way to go Kevin! Check out the other pictures from the conference here (they had to show a photo of me taken at the end of the conference dinner – where free…

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Chinese Jabberwocky

Patrick just reminded me of this funny poem I wrote a few years ago for a party we went to… It is based on Lewis Carrol’s Jabberwocky, I translated it into a Chinese version of Jabberwocky based on sound, and then, translated that Chinese version into English, and voila, here’s the result – a very…


Chatting to Gianpaolo

Gianpaolo is on holidys in Sydney at the moment. He was very nice to pop by my office to chat for an hour even in the midst of his busy holidaying schedule! I really enjoyed the stimulating discussion, we chatted about the future of enterprise, Software as a service (SaaS), software architecture in general, Web…


Call for Management and Reporting System/Process ideas

Frank Arrigo just announced our new team structure, so far it’s been great fun being part of the big family. One challenge Frank has given me as part of our career discussion recently is: “I would like to have Anna assist in putting some structure and process in the management reporting needed for the expanded Technical Evangelism team and look forward…

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Frank Arrigo’s new girl

It’s official now, I’m Frank Arrigo’s new girl. It’s very exciting to be part of the greater technical evangelism team, working alongside the developer/IT Pro evangelists such as Coatsy, Chuck, Kleefy, Jeff, Dave and Dave! So the first thing I’ve noticed is that architects are a bit different to the developer evangelists… specifically, the developer evangelists talk…

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International Women’s Day Luncheon

Over 350 people joined together to celebrate the success, leadership and influence achieved by women in the Australian ICT industry on International Women’s Day 8 March 2006. Photographs of the event are available on the FITT website http://www.fitt.org.au/events.html. The speakers were Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Michelle…

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Returning to lots of exciting technologies and events!

Am still busy in catching up mode – with many exiciting technologies to play with such as Windows Communication Foundation and Office 12. Also many US visitors will be visiting us DownUnder later this month at the Patterns and Practices Summit as guest speakers, and at the Security eForum… I must remember to sign up for them…


Back in action!

Sorry I’ve gone dark for such a long time… but I’ve had a very good excuse – been busy looking after this cute little project:   liam2.jpg

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