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.   If you are a US student…


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 all learn from!…


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 Consulting…


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



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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 Ohio State…


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 and computer…


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 my…