This morning I read a couple of very powerful blog posts. This one is about hunger (physical and emotional), and how western women are culturalized to deny our needs for sustanance. This one is about the modern woman’s relationship with alcohol. Both of them are very intense reads, and both struck a deep chord within me. Let me be very clear right up front: I’m not sober. I go for very long stints without drinking
Attending technical conferences are marathons. You’re in a huge conference center for many hours. You attend keynotes, sessions, and check out all the vendor booths. If you’re a vendor you have booth duty and lots of customer meetings. And there is the opportunity to catch up with the friends that live in far away places. And then there are all the parties…. It’s easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by all of the activities during these conferences.
I grew up very poor in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. That’s the town next to Destin, smack in the middle of the Redneck Riviera. I did what many poor girls did, I got married and immediately after high school. Which led to a divorce in my early 20s, and navigating life as a poor, young single mom. I’ve always been good at figuring out how to adapt to fit in. I read Glamour magazines in
By this time, I’m sure you’ve seen it. I also know that some of you are sick of talking about it. But, if we want things to get better, we have to have action. Yes, I’m talking about the picture from the Nutanix party. The one with the women in the bikinis on the Next-branded ferris wheel. When I saw it, it literally took the wind out of my sails. I had a long, difficult
I’m probably too annoyed to be blogging, but here I am. I finally cut the cable cord a couple of weeks ago. I’m pretty impressed that I can get so many TV channels over the antenna. I get over 40 channels. Ok, a bunch are church channels. A bunch are in Spanish, but we leave that on sometimes to help us have a bigger vocab in Spanish! But I get local TV stations and PBS,
I’m at #EMCworld, in the social lounge. I have booth duty in a little bit, so I’m playing catch up. My [lady] dev manager wrote a killer blog post that I need to get posted. This is her first blog post, and honestly y’all she’s a natural. I also need to get my schedule worked out for tomorrow (heading to #Interop!), write a couple of blog posts; one wrapping up my launch — Spanning Backup
This Wednesday (April 27) during the OpenStack Summit, Carla Crull (of Rackspace) and I will be hosting the inaugural Austin Women in Tech’s Wine and Whine event. This isn’t an OpensStack event, this is an event for women who work in tech in Austin (and who come here for work). Oh and yes guys y’all are welcome too. You may be surprised that we chose this name. Or, maybe if you know me you’re not
I’ve been doing technical community building for a long time – I’d say about 9 years. I know lots of people in the storage, virtualization, and cloud communities — you know, infrastructure stuff. And I love y’all, I really do. Because of my current job – Product Marketing Manager for EMC’s Spanning Backup for Office 365, I’ve been reaching out to members of the Microsoft community. Y’all – the SharePoint people are just wicked cool.
I want to talk about this in depth later, but just I wanted to slap a quick post together to share this slide on cloud delivery models, and what those models mean to IT transformation. Here’s the question I *think* it answers: what is the cloud? The green boxes are what IT can completely control, the grey boxes are what the cloud providers control. The blue data box is shared. Another question I have: Do you
I’m sure you’ve heard the story about Talia Jane. She’s the young woman who couldn’t afford to buy groceries, turn on her heat, or even get to work even though she has a college degree and a job at a successful online services company. She was mad as hell and couldn’t take it anymore, so she wrote an open letter to her CEO that was posted to Medium. freedom’s just another word for nothing left to