A Long Way From The Osborne

Growing up, I distinctly remember how technology first made its appearance in my life and how it evolved over time. My dad used to bring home from work his ginormous Osborne computer in the 80s, with its black screen, green typeface and no GUI (I played a lot of Zork on that thing). Computers gradually…


Secrets to Success for Women in Tech

Occasionally, I am asked for career advice.  Now, I *definitely* don’t have it all figured out (I work from home, and there are days when I’m still wearing whatever I slept in until about 5 minutes before the school bus brings my kiddo home from school), but I have collected a few nuggets of wisdom…


What I Wish My Younger Self Could See

I can’t say there is one moment when I decided that I would go into technology. Growing up, I was one of the geekiest kids that I knew. When other girls were talking about popular bands in high school, I was listening to ripped tapes of video game music. When other girls were going on…


An Open Letter to Future Women in Tech

My Fellow Women in Tech and future colleagues, Let me first state that this professional path, was never something I intended and definitely something I never planned. I wasn’t a programming prodigy unless mastering Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing counts. I didn’t take computer science in University, and did a fairly decent job of avoiding the math and…


Microsoft Announces U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day Winners

Today, Microsoft hosted the 2013 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day in Silicon Valley. The top 10 U.S. teams pitched their ideas and solutions to investors, entrepreneurs, and technology professionals for a chance to win cash prizes and support for their businesses. COMPETITIONS WORLD CITIZENSHIP: Students had the opportunity to create an app that will…

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Microsoft Announces the Imagine Cup 2013 U.S. Finalists!

UPDATE – May 8, 2013  We will be streaming live from the U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day on Monday, May 13 from 8:45 am-2:45 pm PST. RSVP for the virtual event here: http://po.st/uEd5Jl.  REDMOND, Wash. – April 16, 2013 -Microsoft today announced the 10 teams who are advancing to the 11th annual U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day. Demo…

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Imagine Cup Team LifeLens Presented today to Judges

This afternoon, U.S.A. team LifeLens presented their project—the goal of which is to stop the more than one million deaths a year due to malaria—with more than 85% of deaths occurring in children under five years of age. LifeLens has created a device that delivers an accurate screening of malaria. Team members Tristan Gibeau, Wilson…


Pulling Together the World One Project at a Time: Imagine Cup Kick Off Ceremony in NYC with Steve Ballmer, Dennis Crowley, and 120 Student Team Finalists

We’re so excited about the kick-off for the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals! Last night, in the NYC Marriott in Times Square (which later, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley told us we need to be sure to get out of), 120 student teams, chosen from 1.4 million registrants, converged for the tech Olympics—the 2011 Microsoft…