It has been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. Here’s what’s been going on with me these past several years:
- Graduated from Concordia
- Travelled through Europe for 2 months
- Moved to Seattle
- Started working for Microsoft
- Explored the following cities: San Francisco, Portland, Victoria, Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Juan, Austin.
- Got some cats!
I actually arrived in Minneapolis today and will be attending the Grace Hopper Conference that starts tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it and will be writing about some of the talks so I thought it would be a good idea to have a small update post about how I got here. :)
Tonight there was a welcome reception for all the Microsoft attendees. It was an opportunity to network and get to know some people before the conference officially starts. The team that looks into diversity at Microsoft talked about the work they are doing around attracting more women into Computer Science and helping them succeed once they are in the field, from high school up to Ph. D. candidates. I was not aware of how much we do in this area and I appreciate the team taking the time to set up the event. Also, free food and wine!