When I started out in my undergraduate program, women made up about 50% of my freshman class in Computer Science. But by my senior year, that percentage had dropped to 10%. Bias was part of life – the look of concern when a student who didn’t know me got me for a group assignment, the... Continue Reading →
Digital Counting: Fun with Binary
My last few posts have been a bit serious so let's have a little fun! It's easy to count to 10 with your fingers, and you can count to 20 if you throw your toes into the mix. But how can you use your fingers to go higher than that? You could throw in your... Continue Reading →
Disinformation: What Can You Do About It?
In the first post in this series on disinformation, I asked what we could do as a society to prevent or manage disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. The solution isn’t easy, but we can start here...
Disinformation: Do you know when you’re being had?
A few days ago, Abijeet Nath and Nilopal Das were killed when they stopped in a village in Assam state in India to ask for directions. They were attacked by a mob that suspected they may be child abductors. Abijeet and Nilopal were the latest victims in a series of deaths in India related to... Continue Reading →
GDPR: Who Owns Your Data?
I attended a conference by the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) last October. In one of the presentations, Gerald Hopkins talked about GDPR. It was the first time I had ever heard of it, and Gerald basically told us that if we were doing business in Europe and hadn’t started working on GDPR we should be... Continue Reading →
Is it Your Turn to Speak?
The first time I had to do a really big presentation at work, I was ready -- I knew my material, I had a strong message, and it was my chance to show off my skills to my co-presenter, our group’s Vice President. But halfway through the presentation I looked down and was mortified to... Continue Reading →
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Avoiding the Wrath of Pele
Aerial pictures of the city of Seattle have changed a lot over the last 10 years – with Amazon moving in and the ongoing building booms the skyline is constantly evolving. But a consistent image in the backdrop to this skyline is Mount Rainier, looming large in the pictures despite being about 60 miles away... Continue Reading →