AlikeApp Blog: Women in Engineering: Why a Co-ed Dev Team is Good for Business

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It’s undeniable—there are simply less women than men in the various fields of engineering. In the software/technology industry particularly, there exists between a 5:1 and 10:1 ratio of men to women. This disparity is made worse by the fact that female engineers have double the chance…

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AlikeApp Blog: 10 Helpful Things you can do with your Smartphone

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Pretty much everyone nowadays carries around a smartphone. I mean, why not have one? They’re great for texting, checking email, browsing the web, playing games, making calls, listening to music, and countless other functions. In fact, smartphones can do so much that there are probably several…

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AlikeApp Blog: Bunnies, Kitties, and Computer Developers

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What could we (computer developers) possibly have to do with adorable animals? Well, actually a lot more than you’d think.

The truth is, everybody loves cute animals; whether your 9 or 89, Bobo (our name for the cat immediately below) will always be awwwww-worthy. In fact, the ASPCA reports…

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My personal blog, finally.

After reading blogs for over a decade as a main source of information, entertainment and wisdom, I finally started my personally blog, for real this time.

I don’t know how much meaningful information I will be able to deliver in my blog, let alone entertainment and wisdom. People often ask me, in a surprising tone, “how did you do that?”, followed by being a mother of two boys in a double professional household, having a demanding job and recently with even more craziness, quit my job at Microsoft as a principal dev manager to do a “start-up”!

So part of the reason of writing this blog is to answer that taunting question, why I do what I do and how I do (sometimes fail) all this. A simple answer is in two words, irrationally optimistic. More on that later.

I hope this blog will be fun and informative, especially in the areas of what did not work.

Photo of Maria, taken Oct. 2010, at Bellevue Botanical Garden, in Bellevue, Washington.

Photo of Maria, taken Oct. 2010, at Bellevue Botanical Garden, in Bellevue, Washington.