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ThatConference 2012

August 17, 2012

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Developer Parent As a working parent of two young children, it is not easy for me to attend conferences. Thankfully, I have an unbelievably supportive spouse, without which (as you know if you have kids & have voluntarily attended an OOT dev conf), the thought of attending a conference would not even be on the […]

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Technology in Elementary School

February 28, 2012

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From 6:30 to 8pm this evening, my daughters’ elementary school held their 1st annual Technology Night: Experience how we use technology in the classrooms. This is a hands on activity for the parents and students. Please come and visit classrooms at each grade level where you can see various methods of technology use. This thing […]

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My Daughter’s First User Group Meeting

January 26, 2012

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When I received this email yesterday from Todd Stone, who runs the Dallas .NET Micro User Group, I called my husband to ask for his support picking up our 5yo so I could take Katelyn, our 8yo, to this meeting: Agenda: Shawn Weisfeld will demo a robot he built with Robotics Studio and a Kinect […]

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My Week at //build/ Part 3

January 17, 2012

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My apologies for this long-overdue wrap-up, but last quarter became really crazy. Not only did we move the family, but we got the very sad news that my father-in-law was in a fatal car accident & have been dealing with his affairs. Because a picture says a thousand words, I’ve posted my pictures from //build/ […]

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Reflections on Facing My Biggest Fears

September 3, 2011

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This is a follow-up to my unforgivably long very first blog post. In that post, I admitted to my three biggest fears: 1. Fear of Peer Rejection (“People Being Mean”) News flash: When Scott Hanselman tweets a link to your first (ever) blog entry and it gets 1,490 hits in a week, you have two […]

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Surprising "Draw" to WP7 Metro

August 9, 2011

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My husband is an early adopter. We both got G1s when Android launched,  and he was first in line for the HTC HD7 when WP7 was released. He is head-over-heels in love with the usability of that phone. He has convinced quite a few friends & coworkers to get WP7, and they all love theirs. […]

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Proud Geek-Parent Moment

April 20, 2011

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My daughter is 7 years old (2nd grade). In a car ride a few months ago, we had a short discussion about how cool it is that I write in a programming language that can get compiled & translated down to instructions a machine can understand, mentioning computers understand binary, or on & off, “like a light […]

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