I'm a 6 on the Dawkins scale.
- Freelancer, Problem Solver, Designer, Writer, and Teacher--Creativity and innovation come from gaining random knowledge and experience, sticking it in a blender and seeing what comes out. That's what I do, and that's how I solve problems. "At the nexus of notions lie creativity and innovation."Notion Nexus, 2003 - present
- SomatogenMedia Prep, 1992 - 1993
- Spectra LogicProduct Support Engineer, 1997 - 1999
- FujitsuGraphics, 1993 - 1994
- Sun MicrosystemsTech Support III, 1999 - 2003
- Sun MicrosystemsTech Support III, 2006 - 2007
- The Root GroupJr. Sys Admin, 1994 - 1996
- InVu Information SystemsResearch Analyst, 1996 - 1997
I majored in Computer Science and Physical Science in college and then spent a couple of years working in chemistry and biotech labs. Since you can't really have any fun in the science field without a graduate degree, I decided to use my computer skills instead. I worked as an engineer for about ten years analyzing core files, writing scripts, and other random stuff. (Analyzing core files is kind of like doing an autopsy on a dead computer. The goal is to figure out why it died.)
I quit working in the office after my kids were born and started my business. I still occasionally work for my very first two clients.
Since I am very lucky and my family lives off of my husband's income, I am extremely picky about taking on new clients and work. In fact, the great majority of my clients are non-profits and I don't charge them.My criteria for new work/clients is as follows
- Is it a cause I want to support? (Animal shelters are a given.)
- Does the work look interesting?
- Have I ever done that type of work before? (I prefer new and untried work to stuff I've done before.)
- Joomla and web sites, integrating widgets and code into web sites
- Database stuff
- Some programming
- Visualizing data
- Editing and proofreading (just not my own ;)
- Teaching science and history classes for kids
- Antelope Valley High School
- Antelope Valley College
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Front Range
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