Interview

Interviewed by Stephen Chin about JavaOne 2013

Yesterday Stephen Chin, one of Oracle’s Java Evangelists and the JavaOne content chair, interviewed me via a live stream about JavaOne, the new MongoDB Java driver, and my plans to Change The World.It was a fun interview to do, and I really like the format of being interviewed over Skype and streaming my desktop.  There’s a slight (OK, 25 seconds, not really low latency) lag between the screen and the speaking which means it’s not a great platform for doing live demos, but I think I’d like to do more code demos in this way, if I can find a suitable platform.

GDL Presents Women Techmakers with Trisha Gee

I was flattered a couple of weeks ago to be interviewed by Google as part of their women techmaker’s series, as it moves over to Europe. In this video I talk about going to Mars, education, planning your career, being a developer, and the impact of technology on our lives. So, not much…

Interviewed at Devoxx

Yolande Poirier from OTN interviewed me at Devoxx about my new job at 10gen, Women in IT (bet that surprises you), how to be a role model, and Agile. Enjoy.

Interview and Hacking session with Stephen Chin

On Monday, Stephen Chin from Oracle visited me at the 10gen offices as part of his NightHacking tour.  In the video we talk about my sessions at JavaOne and the Agile presentation I’m giving at Devoxx, and I do some very basic hacking using the MongoDB Java driver, attempting to showcase gradle at the same time. It was a fun experience, even if it’s scary being live-streamed and recorded!

Interviewed at GOTO Copenhagen

I was interviewed at GOTO Copenhagen, about Java, the Disruptor, the Graduate Developer Community & London Java Community, and a whole host of other things.  So to make up for the lack of blogging this month, here it is:

What Do You Do and How Did You Get There?

So yet another interview with me is available, but this one is in written form.  It’s for the Graduate Developer Community, the aim is to show undergraduates and graduates what real techies jobs are like, and how people doing them they got there.It’s long, but if you know anyone just starting out their career who wants to get a feel for where they might want to go, please point them at it.

Interviewed for InfoQ at QCon London

I was flattered to be interviewed for InfoQ at QCon London. It was a fun interview actually, and didn’t feel anything like the half an hour it actually took. In it, I get to talk about Agile at LMAX, the Disruptor (of course) and diversity in IT (again).

Update on events

Just a quick note to say I was interviewed for another podcast, again to talk about all-female events.  It’s only a short one and there’s probably not much in there that I haven’t said before, either on here or in person.From the 21st May, I’m at GOTO, both Copenhagen and Amsterdam.  I’ll be talking about code & the Disruptor, thank goodness, and will be trying not to rant about the subject of women in technology.

Featured on a BBC Podcast

This week’s BBC Outriders podcast features yours truly venting about The Subject That Won’t Go Away, Women in Technology.  I was interviewed at Sunday’s Girl Geek conference, and got a chance to voice my opinions once again.  For those who can’t be bothered to listen, they can probably be summarised as:There are genuine problems that face people in our industry, let’s talk about those that you have actually faced, not ones that you imagine exist.In my opinion, now is a great time for women to make a name for themselves - conference organisers are crying out for you to attend and (if you want) speak, and our industry needs talented people of any type and isn’t that fussy about who you are.Please, please can we start talking about the good stuff that we see as women in IT?

Interview by the Oracle Technology Network at Devoxx

Tori Wieldt from the Oracle Technology Network interviewed me at Devoxx.  Because I was there to be on the Why We Shouldn’t Target Women panel, the interview is just another platform for me to air my views on this subject again. Yes, I am actually wearing pink….