Ways of Building a Career

I’ve been very priveleged to have a number of great mentors in my life. One of them is Len Bass. We caught up over lunch today, and we were talking about ‘building a career’. As usual, Len had some great wisdom to share with me. He said: “You basically have a number of options in…

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A Woman wins Turing Award

Frances Allen is such an inspiration!

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Housewife no more

I’ve had a couple of weeks leave, staying home looking after the kids, doing home improvement, cooking, cleaning, shopping, things like that. Patrick is very glad that I’m back to work. He is not only glad that I’m back to earning my own income, but doubly glad that I am no longer a fulltime Mum/Housewife…

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Female Techies at Microsoft on Channel 9

Following on from my blog post on “Where are the Women Architects?”, I’ve received some interesting interview requests – but more about that later… In the meantime, Jennifer just sent this through – Channel 9 has launched a show that is 100% dedicated to featuring cool, smart, inspiring, successful women in high-tech called WM_IN. From…


iPhone User Experience – A Girlie Perspective

Lots of people have been talking about iPhone this morning – including Shane. My immediate reaction was that wow – now here is a worthy competition in the mobile phone/PDA market, with excellent user experience design. And then, I remembered why I gave up on my XDA – the big hot screen made my face/ear…

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Where Are the Women Architects?

Yet another architect at SAF commented on this today… “Where are the women architects? geez this is a very ‘blokey’ event!” Totally right, I’ve not yet spoken to a single female since I arrived at SAF. Do you have a theory? I’ve no idea… I must admit I’ve been having so much fun at SAF I…

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Where are the Girlie Gadgets?

As a mother with 2 young children who is also not all that into sport, I really don’t care much for the various Sports scoreboard gadgets, nor do I have time for many of the games gadgets. There are however two gadgets from the Gallery that I absolutely love: Today Show Recipe Search Fetalculator So where are the gadgets for…

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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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Miss American Beauty’s email

Sonja – Miss American Beauty from the IT Screen Goddess Calendar project emailed me: “Hey howdy saw your blog if you REALLY do want to join a road show email me sonja@itgoddess.info – we organise road shows etc. across Australia. Our funds from sales of Screen Goddess calendar are to help pay for MORE road…

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