Posted by Susan Scrupski on January 30, 2008
I appreciate bloggers who celebrate their longevity… I decided to give myself an atta girl today. I started this blog two years ago, the end of January 2006. At the time, I had NO idea what I was doing, what I was going to track in the market– let alone blog about. It’s somewhat comical looking back now at my early journey back into the workforce from being out over 5 years as a stay-at-home-Mom.
I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out, despite my rocky beginnings, fits and starts. I’m seriously enjoying blogging and participating in the global conversation.
I might even suggest I’ve learned more in these past two years about people and technology than I did in the prior two decades combined.
Exciting times and interesting friends. What more could a career woman ask for?
Thanks for reading.
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Posted by Susan Scrupski on January 29, 2008
I spent Friday afternoon with an impressive technology crowd that gathered here in Austin from Avenue A | Razorfish. I’ve blogged many times over the past few years about how these Interactive Agencies hold the keys to the kingdom on bringing “sexyback” to the Enterprise. It’s been nearly a few months since the blog/firestorm kicked up starting with Mr. Bill (Gates) fueled by Scobleizer.
What I saw with mine own eyes at the AARF gig was red hot enterprise-worthy sexy stuff– borderline enterprise porn. 🙂 The integration was downright obscene!
One of the highlights of the event for me was meeting Tim Bray, pictured to the right here with me. Tim keynoted the event and was described to me by Shiv Singh as one of the original authors of the XML standard. Readers of this blog know what a geek fangirl I am, so I rushed poor Tim at the evening before’s cocktail party and talked his ear off for about a half-hour with mostly nonsense. He kindly took this photo, so I could post it on the blog.
The next day, Tim showed a slide on PHP referencing integration challenges with WordPress and Drupal. My video interviewing skills are (UM) lacking, but I managed to ask him about it, just in case any Enterprise 2.0 hopefuls were considering PHP as their platform choice… You’ll see Tim is very much the Ruby on Rails fan here.
Incidentally, it’s worth mentioning that BSG’s web site and our e.laborate platform is all Rails, baby. It’s times like these that I wish I were more technical, but to hear a guy like Bray gush over the simplicity and ease of agile development with Rails, makes me feel proud of our apps team. I’ve been on many calls with Scott Brittain, our with customers and with industry insiders. I always learn something from Scott and enjoy talking to the “apps guys” whenever I can. We talk a lot about how this so-called revolution is not about technology, but hey, the technology is one heck of an enabler, ain’t it? It’s like trying to imagine the 60s social revolution without electric guitars.
Rawk on for freedom you awesome geek gods.
Posted in conferences, Consultants, Interactive Agencies, Irregulars, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Web Integrators | Tagged: AvenueA-Razorfish, BSG Alliance, enterprise applications, Interactive Agencies, Tim Bray | 1 Comment »