Eagle, just what "constructively" are you looking for C9 to do in terms of international video's.... they have been doing quite a few different ones around the world with their
All these places coincide with events that Charles and his team have been fortunate enough to get along to.
One man and his camera can only get around so much... so the question is what do you want from C9... content or countries? Surely what you really want is good content from the people who know their stuff, or are you looking for something that just doesn't
really fit with the whole C9 ethos? (I'm assuming that you aren't just trying to be difficult, because if you are you may as well stop that now because people will just stop taking you seriously.)
Let’s get a video of An_Angel on Mars so we can say we’re an interplanetary community.
Charles still has 47 American States and about 193 Countries to go.
Below the belt Eagle... stop right there. And the US has plenty of coverage too at many events. The difference here is that we the community leaders suggested that we got C9 involved at the organisation stages to get the video done. If they hadn't done it
we would have done it instead.
Maybe you could consider getting C9 to follow one of the big US community events in this way, but be nice to the C9 guys or they won't do it with you!
Eagle, it sounds to me as though the usergroup that you were part of, and failed to continue just needed someone to spend a bit of time letting people know about it and getting the community to run it themselves. Part of being a community driven is that the
community support each other and sharing the workload, whether Microsoft and other large corporates get involved or not. This begs the question in your area about whether the community is really there and whether there was or is a better less time intensive
way of running it. Have a think... maybe you could be their new community leader.
A word of advice to any community group from me is let the community run it together, spread the work, spread the joy and most of all have fun with it!
Tim, good to hear from you and I hope that the video entices you back to the community scene
Finally a nice easy to understand vid to explain the differences. I was looking for one of these online a while ago to help explain the differences to a friend. I think you guys pretty much captured it perfectly. Well done.
Nice to see you on vid Rory. I hope we see more of you... maybe something on WPF for .net CF next? (how to attach to .net 3.0 WPF services with the CF? )
I was both shocked and happily surprised that you spent so long talking about the girly geek dinners. It was great to have you back at the last one. I am sure I will see you at many more girly geek dinners!
We will have to catch up in a non tech location for coffee and a catchup some time. Let me know when you are next in London at a weekend or in Reading and we can catch up over a coffee or bottle of wine. Maybe even invite your husband and his younger twin
(you know who I mean!) How odd would it be having those two in the same room!
I have to say I admire Eileen! She is one of the strongest and most passionate women I know. She is so passionate about her technology areas and supports women in technology 110%!
I have to say a very BIG thank you to Eileen and the Microsoft Teams for their support for the
London Girl Geek Dinners. I would love for Charles and the team to come down to one of our events in the future. (You are more than welcome to join us!)
Our next girly geek dinner is this monday 24th April 2006 and we have loads of people attending... Women in Technology are our sponsors and all the details are on the website. You need to sign up to attend, and unfortunately it is in London so anyone outside
of London will either have to start their own sister girly geek dinner or come to London
And yes, An_Angel is Sarah Blow. And no punns on my surname coz I've heard them all before!
This was an interesting piece on women in technology as a whole. The discussion on educating children in joining technology. I disagreed with the comment about girls being put off by being called geeks. I think fundamentally we need to remove the old
fashioned derogitory ideals of a geek and give it a new image.
It was great to hear how Suzan worked her way through the company, how she views the changes that occurred within MS as well. It would have been nice to hear more from Suzan on the technical side of things and the inside of Microsoft. I would love to hear
more from Suzan about her experiences of working with the teams within MS and where she sees MED going in the future. (I wish I could have interviewed her... I have a few questions that would be interesting to put forward... )