Angela Mills: From UDDI to Indigo

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We still call it Indigo, but group program manager Angela Mills tell us about her team that works on the Windows Communication Foundation, plus she waxes nostalgic about her days on the UDDI team.  Check out our debut edition of WM_IN: Women in technology. 

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      leighsword
      ::SendMessage(hChannel9, WM_IN, Charles, "I think there are only a few women work in technology, because we don't want take a long time live in the stupid technology, in face, Angela Mills as a smart women is a Manager at all, but there are tons of non-tech women who work for IT industry, such as managers, market(sales), testers... so why not call it WM_IT(Information Technology, In Technology, whatever...");
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      Charles
      I'm having a hard time deciphering what you're saying exactly, Leighsword. WM_IN is a series focusing on women working in technology...
       
      Many women work at Microsoft, across all disciplines, but you wouldn't guess that if you've spent much time watching Channel 9 videos. Enter WM_IN.


      C
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      leighsword
      Charles wrote:
      I'm having a hard time deciphering what you're saying exactly, Leighsword. WM_IN is a series focusing on women working in technology...
       
      Many women work at Microsoft, across all disciplines, but you wouldn't guess that if you've spent much time watching Channel 9 videos. Enter WM_IN.


      C

      Thank you take time to decompile what I said, I think I have knew what your meaning, the 'technology' is across all disciplines which is not same to my 'technology'.
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      Minh
      Leighsword is goofing on WM_IN as in the WM_ windows message MACROS used by SendMessage.


      BTW, what IS that pulsating clock-looking device behind Angela?

      BTW2, I haven't tried Indigo yet, but if it makes Remoting easier for us plebians, I'm all for it!
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      ProTON
      Minh wrote:

      BTW, what IS that pulsating clock-looking device behind Angela?


      It's binary clock Smiley I have one of those at home.
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      Chadk
      Amazing Smiley

      Is that a binary watch in the background? Nerdy :O  

      EDIT:
      Just noticed that someone else asked about it.

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      s_jetha
      Oh wow! She's British AND a woman AND working in Microsoft!!!

      Go Britain!! Big Smile

      I don't think that the need for women in IT is as big here in England as America, as I see it.
      In my university Computer Science course classes, I'd have to say that very close to half of the people there are women. Granted that most of them are doing Business Computing and Information Systems, but they're still doing IT based stuff, and will eventually be led into a job that is dealing directly with IT.

      I think that women should be introduced more to technology, though, simply to give us geeks something else to dream about at night Tongue Out
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      amotif
      Well, I enjoyed that, particularly the question "What happened to UDDI?" Wink Having interviewed with the UDDI team back when--and having been a complete skeptic of UDDI's potential impact, I admit--it's interesting to see how people and their technologies have changed in just a few years.

      WM_THANKS.


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      BuckyBit

      Great video! More interviews with women, please. Think of all the girls in HighSchool/College that might see this videocasts and get inspired or become curious or loose the fear to look for a job in IT.

      I am working on a paper about the implication of the architectures of software-design and the fact that most software is designed and written by young west-civ males.

      It might sound funny, but reading about the History of Computing, there are some idiosyncracies beyond the origins in the military and accounting backround. There is a pattern in software-design we should try to overcome.

      It is my strong believe, that if more women are involved from the Usability/UI-design all down to the "hard-coding" the apps will fundamentally improve. Different approaches, different ideas, different cultures (programmers in Inda, China...)will change the way we think and design software.

      Maybe I am wrong, but I think we need new ideas in sw-architecture.

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      Flatliner
      s_jetha wrote:
      Oh wow! She's British AND a woman AND working in Microsoft!!!

      Go Britain!! Big Smile


      I thought she was Scottish. Oh well close enough
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      Darcey
      Flatliner wrote:
      s_jetha wrote:Oh wow! She's British AND a woman AND working in Microsoft!!!

      Go Britain!! Big Smile


      I thought she was Scottish. Oh well close enough



      She was Scottish.

      England + Scotland + Wales = Great Britain

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      Balclutha

      I don't know about that. I was at the VS launch event at the Birmingham ICC and I'd say less than 5% of attendees were women (Microsoft could tell us, as they have a record of everyone who registered).

      I also noticed there were no women up on stage either (although there was always more than one event running concurrently so I can only speak for the developer track).

      And as far as at uni, well I was at uni in Scotland 4 years ago and there were hardly any women on my CS course.

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      Balclutha
      Sorry, to clarify, I was trying to reply to s_jetha.

      Balclutha wrote:

      I don't know about that. I was at the VS launch event at the Birmingham ICC and I'd say less than 5% of attendees were women (Microsoft could tell us, as they have a record of everyone who registered).

      I also noticed there were no women up on stage either (although there was always more than one event running concurrently so I can only speak for the developer track).

      And as far as at uni, well I was at uni in Scotland 4 years ago and there were hardly any women on my CS course.

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      ergo98
      Love the cell phone sync sounds at 18:22. Know those well from having my cell phone near my car stereo.
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      Schneider

      My god she truely has been corrupted...

      "zeee ex spectrum with a zeee 80 cpu"

      Pleeeeeeeease!!! Its a "zed ex" and you know it.

      Shame on you! Smiley

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      webfind
      Angela, as a fellow brit I'm horrified at your pronunciation of Z. It is pronounced Zed not Zee. You have a beautiful Scottish accent, don't let those yanks corrupt your roots!!!
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      Gidion2k4
      What an inspiring video. The best non-tech c9 video I've seen so far! Congrats Wink

      But what I'd realy like to know is, what the blinking thing was sitting next to the window. It drove me nuts at the beginning, but i kept wondering if it was showing some useful information or was just a neat little usb tech gadget that had a c# API Wink

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