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ThatConference 2012

August 17, 2012


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


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


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


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


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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