Category Archives: Work

There and Back Again

I have rejoined Cvent to help guide their Portland group as part of their software architecture team. Cvent provide world class solutions for planning and managing events across a wide variety of industries. My role is to guide their software … Continue reading

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New Job, New House

I didn’t get a chance to post this yesterday, so I’m going to do so now. As an addendum, my first day with CrowdCompass went great. I was so busy and by the end of the day my brain was so … Continue reading

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Vacation (kinda)

I took a few days off between Arris and starting with CrowdCompass. Since we’re already planning to travel in July and are just finishing up buying a new house, we didn’t plan to go anywhere. I’m just taking the days to unwind a bit, help … Continue reading

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Heading in a New Direction

Four years ago when I joined Arris it was at the beginning of a turnaround. While the corporation itself was a behemoth, the group I joined contained only a handful of people. Since then I’ve watched it grow to more … Continue reading

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Learning Windows 8.1

Adopting Windows 8 has not been a smooth ride for me. I got the idea of where the product was going, I just wasn’t a big fan and as such I dug my heels in and offered the software engineer … Continue reading

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Welcome to Arris!

This was a great way to start my first day. As I was about to enter the building I saw this sign in the lobby: It’s the little things. They make an enormous difference!

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I left my BART in San Francisco

A couple of weeks ago, Meaghan and I had the opportunity to visit San Francisco. I was speaking at the Women 2.0 conference on behalf of a company for which I have done work in the past. We decided that … Continue reading

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My Morning as a Pin Cushion at OHSU

This morning I received my flu shot, got a tetanus booster, and as part of a typical annual wellness assessment had blood drawn to learn my vital statistics. This will help me to save money on my health insurance next … Continue reading

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Saving Money by riding the Bus

For the first two weeks in my new job I have been taking the bus to and from work. Not really knowing how the costs would work out I bought a monthly pass for May. For $88 it covers all … Continue reading

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First Day at TW

Today was my first day at TW Telecom. It began with an early start followed by a short ride on a bus; my new commute. After arriving in downtown Portland, I checked in at the office and began the familiar … Continue reading

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