Saturday, October 21, 2006

Links & Reflections for HerDomain
real women. virtual community

A long time ago, girl geeks dreamed of a world where they could go and not be hit on, or sent for coffee. Herdomain provides such a place. Women can ask questions without anybody trying to get in an argument about which platform she should be using or why her choice was inferior to someone elses.

This is a community where women share tech problems, ask questions, and offer their expertise, in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. When we started as mere novices in the virtual world, we talked about avatars, newgroups, deja vu, html, photoshop, ways in which print design differed from the dynamics of the web, and how to find a good car mechanic.

Now we talk about PHP, Dreamweaver, content management, ISP issues, client/SME relations, and good car mechanics. Some things never change.

Personally, I'm a designer who used to program. I'm a teacher who loves to learn. And I'm a geek who wants to play with the latest technogadget. I hope to always stay current by listening, learning, and sharing what I know. And making money along the way helps me keep score.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Talent Vs. Practice

The importance of deliberate practice to enhance performance.Talent Vs. Practice