Blog Posts by Jenny Han Donnelly

  • Notes from the Grace Hopper Celebration 2010

    I've always been proud to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, but never wanted to be considered a woman engineer — just an engineer. So I didn't know what to expect when I was asked to speak on a panel at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing held in Atlanta last week. Well, let me just say how blown away I was by this conference and honored to be a part of this extraordinary community.

    With over 2,000 attendees, this event was huge! The sheer numbers give pause: a record-breaking 2,147 attendees representing 20 countries, and more than 117 sessions by 436 speakers. This pretty much ensured a shortage of Diet Coke and a line for the men's room.

    Ladies' room at GHC

    This was a really diverse crowd, and I loved that there were valuable sessions geared towards everyone, from students to executives. From deeply technical sessions on emerging and esoteric topics (A Mobile-Cloud Collaborative Approach for Context-Aware Blind Navigation and Coordinated System Level Resource Management for

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  • YUIConf 2010 early-bird registration open

    YUI Library logoThe YUI (Yahoo! User Interface) team is excited to open early-bird registration for YUIConf 2010, to be held November 8-10 on Yahoo!’s Sunnyvale, California, campus.

    Registration costs $50 for 3 days of technical and insightful sessions spanning all things YUI, YQL, and NodeJS. Register before October 8 to receive the early-bird rate of $35.

    More details will be made available as the schedule gets finalized, but you can count on learning the latest new features, best practices, and tips and tricks.

    The YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls, written with JavaScript and CSS, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML, and AJAX.

    Oh, and if you can’t join us this time around, sessions will be videotaped and available on YUI Theater for all to enjoy.

    Hope to see you there!

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