Having the Flip HD is rather nice for shooting short clips. Unfortunately, it being a simple device, my shaking arm made for obviously non-tripod shot video. However, no matter! I was able to throw together a really quick clip showing just a couple of the many sites in the Big Room at PDC09, specifically at the Coding4Fun booth. Coding4Fun is demoing five projects and you’ll see shots of three in the video.
In addition to this video, Ed and I were able to get five interviews for Ed & Ashley’s 5 Minute Show, which focuses on women in technology, as well as an interview for Microsoft’s outreach efforts to students.
When Ed and I got in Monday night, our original plan was to head to the tweetup. Which we did enter, but then immediately headed out to dinner with Microsoft employees we met at the 2009 US Imagine Cup finals. There we met Lynn Langit who invited us to a private reception that took place tonight. There we ran into Jennifer Marsman whom we met at GHC09, and it was awesome to see her! Especially since she introduced us to folks. (That was really helpful for the introvert in me. Which I don’t actually have to worry all that much about with Ed around. No, she’s not an extrovert or anything.)
Once we met a few folks, it became a lot easier to hold conversation. Had a good chunk of discussion on women in computing. It’s interesting holding that conversation with men, since I am so used to discussing the topic with a group where the majority is female. I was pumped when I was able to give folks a head’s up on some of the studies and research I learned about at GHC09 on women and diversity in technology. Next week I’ll be publishing a post where I go through some of that information, since I covered it during my presentation on women in technology to an Introduction to Women’s Studies course.
Besides talking women in tech, skipped from random tech topic to the next. All in all, a successful night. Someone even followed me on Twitter right there on the spot. Then I remembered I could do the same via text. (He had a fancy iPhone with a nice Twitter app. Someday, I will have that and my texts can once again solely be used to contact me directly.)