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Dori Smith
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Lives in Healdsburg, CA
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Yeah! A new post on Backup Brain! Also, cool story -- it's hard to imagine a time before Tom + Dori was a thing.
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I'm very glad to have you as my girl - friend!!!!!
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The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded exclusively by donations from the Systers Online Community, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

Women of all ages (over 18), nationalities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2012 round is April 11, 2012 at 12:00noon PST (UT-8). Reference letters are due on April 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST (UT-8).

If you would like to apply, or know of a woman in technology who would like to apply, you can read about the awards at: .
Guidelines for completing the online application form for this award are
available online at: The application form for the Spring 2012 cycle of the Systers Pass-it-on Awards is online at:

Please help publicize the PIO awards to your professional and social networks and encourage your peers to apply.

Transparency: I am on the PIO Committee.
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Hey all you N. California types! The Mac Computer Expo is coming up October 1. There is an incredible line up of speakers from Macworld, Mac Observer, TidBITs and more. It's a great event. Great vendors, computer recycling, amazing raffle prizes. Smile is proud to be sponsoring again (7th year!).
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Well, yes. I'm not a conservative, and Mr. Sullivan 10 years ago was among the most strident of the 99th Iraq Keyboardists. But torture was what turned him around. He reacted to it by rethinking his positions, and bringing our attention to the fact that the techniques of "enhanced interrogation" referred to the same practices used in the Soviet Union to make their prisoners say what they wanted at their trials, while looking healthy. That was hard for him, but he blew the whistle. So I wish him well, though I think he may be wrong about the pay wall. I think it limits his influence. But we'll see.
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Dear Dori Smith I want to meet you!!!
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Too late, I already drank the Kool Aide big time...
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No social network is complete until I'm on it…

…which I guess means that this one is done.
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I set up an account on most social networks, but limit the ones I regularly use. Too easy to spend all day on them. Glad we're connected. Been a long time!
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  • Backup Brain, LLC
    Programmer, Writer, Speaker, 1997 - present
  • Stack Exchange
    Technical Evangelist and Community Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Digital Facades/Rare Medium
    Director of Web Development, 1998 - 1998
  • Workbook
    Webmaster / Web Programmer, 1996 - 1998
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials
    Senior Systems Programmer Analyst, 1993 - 2011
  • Fiserv
    Systems Programmer/Analyst, 1991 - 1993
  • Citicorp Information Resources
    Programming Supervisor, 1985 - 1991
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Healdsburg, CA
Culver City, CA - Long Beach, CA - Poway, CA - San Diego, CA - Santa Ana, CA - Irvine, CA - Newport Beach, CA - Torrance, CA
Writer, Programmer, and Online Community Activist
Current status: looking for employment. Got something? Let's talk.

Dori Smith is the best-selling co-author of JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide, Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide, and Mac OS X Unwired. She also created the videos JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for, wrote Java 2 for the WWW: Visual QuickStart Guide and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she was a founding member of the Web Standards Project and is Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women's Web organization. She co-founded and contributes to the long-running Backup Brain weblog.
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  • UC San Diego Extension
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