GirlGeek of the Week
Robin Kane has served in each position of the
tech round table: journalist, tech writer, programmer, designer,
developer. The early days of online communications saw her wearing
many hats. Kane began her Web career in 1997 as a senior producer
and content manager for a start-up city guide site, designing over
30 Websites and developing strategic content partnerships. These
days she's focused as the Executive Producer at ViewSource Media.
When did you first discover your love and/or
obsession with computers and technology?
around age nine, when my father bought our first home computer.
It had a keyboard and hooked up to the TV. You could play Pong,
Chess, and Go AND type programs in BASIC.
How do you earn a living?
All the geeky clichés: I'm a jack of all trades,
I wear a lot of different hats, I'm juggling a lot of different
projects at once, I'm a creative problem solver, I put out a lot
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
the sense that I love what we humans can do with technology. The
Web is not my all-consuming passion. It's a way for me to make a
living doing something I enjoy with creative people I really like.
What is your favorite Website?
Jeeves (www.askjeeves.com) - it's a great resource for finding
answers to development questions.
What do you do when you are not working?
time with my husband. Think about work. Clean house. Think about
work. Plan a vacation. Think about work...
deserves a second chance.
would play you in a movie about your life?
Manheim or Kathy Najimy
would be the title of your autobiography?
is the person you most admire?
tie between the men in my life--my husband and my father. They're
the most incredibly loving, supportive and giving people I've ever
known and the secret behind my success.
and where were you the happiest?
driving along the southwest coast of Ireland looking out over the
rocky Atlantic coast.
you could have one super power what would it be?
to know exactly what clients and co-workers want the moment a need