Once upon a time I was a twenty-something woman-in-tech, and I had a poster of a buxom beer wench in my cubicle. It wasn't my poster (or at least not at first). But it was in my cubicle (or what had become my cubicle) until it wasn't. It was the 90s, and I was working as a … Continue reading How I ended up with a pin up poster in my work cubicle
The news that Cambridge Analytica harvested data on millions of Facebook users and used it for political purposes has caused many people to declare that they are "deleting Facebook." I support this choice and believe there is a lot of personal benefit to those who do that, but even though I care deeply about data privacy, … Continue reading Why I’m not deleting my Facebook account
What is it like to be a woman in tech? You mean other than having people repeatedly ask you, “What’s it like to be a woman in tech?” Ha! Kidding. Sort of. Seriously though, this question has been asked many times before to many other panels just like this. Those women have all said basically … Continue reading Women in tech are done with your bullshit (and we will destroy you)
A few nights ago when I asked my daughter to pick a book she chose Green Eggs and Ham. We snuggled up in her bed, and she started to read. To be honest, I sometimes zone out a bit when she reads, particularly when it's a book that I've read so many times before, so … Continue reading Is “Green Eggs and Ham” a story about harassment?
Eight years ago I was only working three days a week because I wanted to have more time my baby. (The transition from maternity leave back to working full time had been far more emotionally challenging than I had anticipated.) I didn't watch much television on my days home because there was little that aired … Continue reading Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport