Working in web development for a over a decade, utilizing the latest tools and standards.
Lead Front-end developer and Architect on large enterprise clients such as HP, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Providence, Lincoln and more. Problem solver, communicator, educator, quick learner and speaker.
Published at Muse.com and medium.
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Before I go in to a long winded update, here are a few things to know immediately:
- http://www.crisistextline.org/ This is a teen-age text line available for shy teens who might reach out via text but not phone. Text HOME to 741741
For parents: Call 9-1-1 if your teen has a plan for suicide and has a willingness to follow through and will not go with you to the ER. Do not be ashamed. None of the staff will fault you for this, in fact, they will hug you. It's ok. You're not alone. They're not alone. Ok? Ok. Now, I can let you know how our experience is, so long as everyone is safe. Continue...
When you left the hospital with your first born, you joked about how ridiculous it is they let you take this entire human home as if you have any clue what you’re doing. She seems so fragile compared to every car on the road between the hospital and home and HOW THE HELL LONG IS THIS DRIVE because it wasn’t nearly as long from the house to the hospital before.
He slammed against the large window and flew backwards in what I personified as frustration. “How did he get in?” I ask the table of strangers all working near me. “The front door,” a woman answers from the other end. We all laugh. Of course! He took the same way in as the rest of us.
Twenty minutes later I’m standing in the back near the bathroom. The bird flutters between windows, pecking at each and quizzically wondering how to get on the other side. I’m assuming he feels this way, at least. I recognize that feeling.
My own little bird has been feeling trapped. She’s trapped in a system. She came in the front door, like everyone else, and found herself in a box of glass windows made of expectations she didn’t know existed. Her free spirit that was such an asset before is a source of frustration and pain. She doesn’t fit in. She’s not set up for success here. She’s too young to know what options she has or that the world outside isn’t just an extension of this ridiculously cruel joke. She feels powerless to make a change so she slams against the glass window in frustration and backs away hurt and helpless. She’s lost her song and we aren’t sure what or how to help. Continue...
Teachers or parents who work with, or have, pre-schoolers and Kindergartners use the term “Inside Voice.” It’s a vocabulary word you don’t normally hear at a business meeting where other terms like “Synergy" or "Tech Disruption” get tossed out as if they had actual meaning. Nobody ever says, “Let’s use our Inside Voices.” Although I think they probably should.
Parents and Teachers use this word, ironically, loudly in order to tell the child to stop yelling in the store/house/meeting/car/market/coffee shop. “USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE,” I may or may not have been caught yelling at the three year old who was singing Baby Beluga at Top Volume. Continue...
Apparently if you're feeling a bit stuck and frustrated, that's to be expected this month.
There are five planets going "retrograde" this month. To clarify, this is not the same as "Old Skool Grade" which One might think if you have no idea about astrology or even what science calls a planet appearing to go the opposite direction as the rest of the stars, but apparently this is a Big Deal. Continue...
Four times over-seas and multiple technology and writing conferences in the US, I focus on solution-based approach to current issues in the tech and blog community while providing applicable tips and tools that can be utilized today.
A few wonderful recent experiences:
- Deloitte University: Women In Tech Day's Opening Speaker.
- Seattle Mobile Mixer: Gender and Mobile Technology event
- Refresh Seattle: A round-table discussion on Digital Gender Conversations.
- Geeup in Leiden Netherlands: Creativity in Development
- ExpressionEngine Conf: (four times returning: 2009, 2010, MC for Brooklyn in 2011, Speaker in Portland 2013.)
- EEUK Manchester UK 2010: Business Strategy talk
- Redo of the Pass it On talk at Code Fellows
- Many writing conferences: Blissdom 2009 and 2011, Type A Mom 2010, Evo 2010 and more.
- Parent Map