I Had a Great Time at THAT Conference!

For those that don’t know, there’s an awesome conference that started in the Midwest in 2012 called THAT Conference. Since 2013, THAT Conference has supported Humanitarian Toolbox through THAT GiveCamp the weekend before the conference begins. I have participated every year, and for the past 2 years, myself, my husband and our great friend Dan have helped coordinate and run it in collaboration with many of the great people behind THAT Conference. [Read More]

We're All on a Continuum

In a technology field, there is no one person that can know everything. With the rapid pace of tools, frameworks, methodologies, and platforms, it is impossible to be an expert in everything and at best you have broad knowledge of many things. Everything related to technology is on a continuum. Just as businesses are at different maturity models with regards to IT; from the large corporate enterprises that are still on the mainframe, to the ISVs and businesses contributing to open source, to the startups that have a great idea they are working to sell so are the people that support all of them. [Read More]

Say Hi Once in a While!

And without an agenda! You'll be better for it.

There are a lot of people that have helped shaped me throughout my career. I am thankful for those relationships and friendships, but as we move on to other roles or companies, it’s amazing how fast we can let time go by and not really realize it. I do my best to make it a point to keep those relationships I have made over time intact. Now, I know it is not realistic and likely not even possible to keep in contact with every person that you have ever worked with, but, it’s important to do what we can to ensure those we respect remain in our lives in some aspect. [Read More]

Starting the Journey

And going on an adventure...

I have largely lived in a world where I’ve had plenty tell me I can’t. I strive to live in a reality where I prove I can. And thus starts my journey. Well, a career is a never-ending journey. And honestly, mine started a while back, but this is really the start of a new adventure. And like any good hero’s tale, they need to start somewhere and put themselves out there. [Read More]