GirlGeek of the Week
computers since I was 8 years old, I worked at a nuclear reservation
in eastern Washington programming a small database document archiving
program in high school. I also worked at Siemens Power implementing
a cut-down version of a spread sheet and a word processor, along
with programming their Electron Microscope.
At Washington State University, I was the only woman in the computer
science / engineering program. While a systems administrator in
the student computing labs, I became the web engineer/database guru
for the Crop and Soil Sciences department. I also had my own business
on the side. All this while attending classes full-time for 3 years.
Now, as if I'm not busy enough with full-time work, I'm pursuing
a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Moving from the wheat fields in Washington after graduation to the
wild life of Silicon Valley, I worked for Sun Microsystems as documentation
webmaster, and servlet engineer. After a year in El Nino-plagued
San Jose, I could not take the rain anymore, so I headed to sunny
Phoenix to work at Motorola as an Intranet Application Engineer
and Systems Administrator for the local intranet tool. I later returned
to Sun with the bonus of working from my home in Phoenix, where
I live with a pyscho cat that loves to dance. Hooray for telecommuting!
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
Sure I am
a geek, but I am a geek that knows how to have fun!
is your favorite Web site?
I read a
lot of the technical publications Web sites, ZD, info world...stuff
like that, oh and of course South Park sites.
do you do when you are not working?
I like to
play my acoustic guitar, listen to CD's, go to concerts and just
hang out with my friends.