International Women’s Day

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If you do not know what International Women’s Day is: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Start planning your blog posts for Ada Lovelace day now (March 24th, http://findingada.com/ Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science.)

To that end, I would like to point out all the women currently in science and tech fields that I admire and think are doing great things. I think it would be great if everyone, male or female, made a list like this:

The women that have taught me science/tech along the way:

High School:
Mary Lou Ciavarra (Physics)
Maria Petretti (Pre-Algebra, and Academic Decathlon)
Reneé Fishman (Biology)
Lisa Acquaire (Economics during Academic Decathlon)

College:
Professor Kalpana White (Biology), and in whose fruit fly lab I worked for 2 semesters.
Professor Eve Marder (Introductory Neuroscience)

Though Brandeis does have female faculty in the Computer Science department, I did not manage to have any classes with female Computer Science faculty members.

My current female DBA co-workers at Pythian: Isabel Pinarci (Oracle), Michelle Gutzait (SQL Server), Catherine Chow (Oracle) and Jasmine Wen (Oracle).

And to folks in the greater MySQL/tech community and tech co-workers past and present, especially those I have been inspired and helped by: Tracy Gangwer, Leslie Hawthorn, Selena Deckelmann (Postgres), Amy Rich, Anne Cross, and more (If I have forgotten you, I apologize!).

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I was inspired by my grad Supervisor Dr. Janssen.

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Alex Gorbachev
March 9, 2010 12:27 pm

IWD is a public holiday in Russia. We (my family) are still celebrating it here in Canada.

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Alex (Handy Backup team)
March 12, 2010 12:35 am

2Alex Gorbachev: I actually thought that International Women’s Day is celebrated in Russia and post-Soviet countries ONLY. Was amused to find a post about it in an official blog at whitehouse.gov!

Btw, if you keep celebrating it even after moving to Canada, then I bet you’ll love a greeting video made for the 2010 IWD celebration that was held by our company a week ago. Though it has some local IT-specific humour, it’s pretty cute and creative — see my blog:)

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