Picked up this well written and timely article from the NY Times “Computer Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold “.
Universities around the world recognises the importance of women in IT and developing programs to address this situation. As Lenore Blum from Carnegie Mellon University put it accurately “Women are the canaries in the coal mine. … Factors driving women away will eventually drive men away as well”, she and others say. I encourage you to continue reading the article.
On the topic of women in IT. I am forever in debt to my supervisor – Christine Mingins as she taught me many things apart from CLR. Despite her unconventional education background (a BA) and a graduate diploma in CS, Christine had supervised numerous Honours, Masters and PhD students, sat on the ECMA C# standardisation committee, being involved in success IT business ventures, became Head of School until recently. She displayed great tenacity in everything she do and is still heavily involved in software enginnering. I still look upon her as a role model. If Monash fully understood the capacity of her ability.
Still on the topic of distributed application and development, I realised that I have overlooked on security.
If you are interested to dwell into security enginnering, I would like to encourage a look at Ross Anderson – Security Enginnering. You can actually download the book for free from the author’s site. HTH.
(Via Jeffa’s Blog) Steve Riley is in Sydney and he’s presenting a session on Services Attack Trends and Techniques
The bad guys just keep getting better! They’re constantly changing their tactics and inventing new techniques to cause you harm, damage your data, and make your resources unavailable. How have they changed and improved? What kinds of attacks are popular now and why are they so effective? What might we expect to see in the future? We will help you understand the latest in attacker trends and techniques, so that you can plan appropriately and implement effective processes and technologies to mitigate threats.
Tue 24th April 2007, 6pm
Healey Room, Ground Floor
AMP Building, 50 Bridge St Sydney
Check out Steve Riley Talks for SWIG on Tuesday 24th April at 6pm (host and organiser)
Berno: Interesting scenairo Fortunately such isn’t a problem for me cos most conf calls I was involved always offered two timings, one of which is APAC friendly.
Europeans and Americans, I urge you to prepare for the regular midnight conference call with your new head office in Mumbai or Beijing. Or would you prefer 5am?
Asians and Australians, relax. It is your turn to enjoy evening meals and pre-dawn slumbers uninterrupted by the boss in London or New York. Let me explain. Everyone knows that the weight of global power is moving inexorably towards the Asia-Pacific region. China and India are on the rise. Japan is recovering.
… This shift in the global balance of power is well documented. What has yet to be grasped is the effect on business and the way it is conducted.
Continue reading Phone culture shift follows Asia-Pacific rise (The Australian)