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TechEd 2011: Moderating the Women in Technology Panel

Fresh off the heels of my appearance at this week’s Seattle IxDA “Women in Design” event, I have another appearance to share: next Tuesday, I’m honored to beĀ moderating the annual Women in Technology panelĀ at Microsoft TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, GA. http://northamerica.msteched.com/topic/details/WIT01 TechEd 2011: WIT01 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY LUNCHEON Developing a Strong Support Network: The Key to Being Successful as Women in Technology Tuesday, May 17 11:30 – 1:00 (Lunch will be served) Georgia Ballroom 2 Moderator: Cheryl Platz (me!) Panelists: Mary Jo Foley, Amy Barzdukas, Betsy Speare The WIT panel is historically well-attended and well-reviewed – please join us! If…

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Computer Engineer Barbie: How Interaction Design can entice a new generation of women

When I heard the news that I’d been accepted as a lightning round speaker at IxDA’s Interaction ’11 conference, I was delighted and just a bit terrified. I’m very passionate about the subject, but had no idea whether it would resonate in a sea of interesting design theories and case studies. In short, my theory is that the direct social benefit we perform in our careers as user experience professionals is the perfect antidote to antiquated technology curriculums that have scared off women (and some men) in droves. (If you didn’t get a chance to see the talk, embeds are…

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