Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-13

  • This place is crazy! (@ Icon Grill w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/WtJqgFC2 #
  • "here's the reason I feel bad for Doug. It's because I thought you were calling him duck. But then I realized that is just your accent" #
  • That terrible human being @dstewartgo and his charming gf have got me extremely drunk on delicious cocktails. I LOVE Seattle! #
  • Last day to tell me why you should take my place @kwawesomefound pitch night this week! Winner gets to help pick our next project! #
  • Wish we had time to explore. But… Exploding cars! (@ Seattle Art Museum w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/3BHgF5cE #
  • Got to have tea with a girl I taught programming 3 years ago! Now she's taking CS at university 🙂 #
  • This video is mindblowing – a murmuration of starlings. woah. http://t.co/VKQPaNJo /via @lccarson #
  • And the person who will replace me @kwawesomefound this week is @lccarson but tough call – great reasons from @FindingCityKitc and @DougMoen in reply to FindingCityKitc #
  • Thanks to everyone who played replace Cate @kwawesomefound ! With my travel schedule it will no doubt happen again! #
  • "We're doomed to live like robots, but at least we're also the ones who get to program the robots. For now." http://t.co/3WgA3IHi #
  • This is interesting, I've long thought that match-meddling could innovate more, and voila – dating apps – http://t.co/Wi24NFxp #
  • Women or bacon? Hilarious checklist! http://t.co/FqonWO83 /via @ponkey_60 #
  • Seattle is so pretty! http://t.co/YELwY17L #
  • Such a lovely evening in Seattle! Nice to see @owenmp again. And thanks to him I am *finally* going to see star wars! For real! #
  • LOVE – "A good set of slides won't magically make your talk great. But a great talk is really hurt by terrible slides." http://t.co/jjh5hPWX #
  • I want a pixel sofa and a pixel bed. Beautiful furniture – http://t.co/FKlXQmja #
  • This TED talk is extraordinary – 10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasm by Mary Roach – http://t.co/5KzbR7Ld #
  • Our white whale for our #googleatghc road trip from Seattle to Portland! @ghc the women of @googlecanada are coming! http://t.co/w42Q06II #
  • Hiiiii Portland! #googleatghc #ghc11 http://t.co/2WvmxLr7 #
  • Just saw @gailcarmichael in the I am a technical woman video at #ghc11 ! Wish you were here girl! #
  • you see the difference you make as you look back over the years… Used to worry about getting the vote, Now we have two women ceo's! #ghc11 #
  • "I don't want anyone to tell me there is a limit to what I can do" want every woman to have that opportunity. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Very sad that @kwawesomefound is cancelled tonight. But stay tuned for return in the new year! It's always a good time to submit your idea! #
  • Enjoyed the talk on privacy and access control, nice analogy to conference access! Mismatch between expectations and actual in fb privacy. #
  • Love love love the stickers at the @google booth! Come say hi! #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/izVuzmoZ #
  • Met the chief scientist at msft research at #ghc11 ! Totally star struck! #
  • Eric Schmitt said to her: "all that matters is growth." nothing is growing as fast as tech. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Political movements and technology have changed history. Technology is what's driving change now. Sheryl Sandburg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Technology is the key to impact and having a great career. Sheryl Sandburg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • SO EXCITED for Sheryl sandberg's talk at #ghc11 !!! I have an amazing seat! #googleatghc http://t.co/SAHuiqj6 #
  • Alan eustace is a great engineer, but he's not even a woman! Love Sheryl Sandburg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Matters to have technical skills. People in her job in the future will be more technical. She would be better at her job if technical #ghc11 #
  • Wage gap between men and women in tech smaller, 86 cents to dollar, 77 in the rest of the world. Sandburg. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Technology will be key for leadership. If we don't have enough women in tech we won't have enough leaders. Sandburg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • We'd go a long way to solving the problem of women in tech if we could just fix attrition. Maria klave is a hero! Sandburg #ghc11 #
  • It is sad but it is true, the world is still run by men. When decisions are made, we do not have a seat at the table. Sandburg #ghc11 #
  • Is more countries were run by women, there would be less war. Hear hear! Sheryl Sandburg is AMAZING! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Real progress really happens one person at a time. Don't just start career, lean in and want to get to the top. Requires sacrifice. #ghc11 #
  • If you want to stay in all the way to the top, believe in yourself! Sandburg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Women underestimate performance and achievement compared to men and men overestimate! Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Men attribute success to themselves, women to working hard, help, luck. Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • hard to succeed at something that we don't believe we can do. Sandberg has often felt like a fraud. Take a deep breath and lean in. #ghc11 #
  • If you don't believe in yourself. If you don't take a seat at the table. Opportunities will pass you by. Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Dream big! The ambition gap is causing the achievement gap. Will never close achievement gap without closing the ambition gap. #ghc11 #
  • Success positively correlated for men, but negatively correlated for women. "self doubt as self defense" want to be liked. Trade offs #ghc11 #
  • If half senior people were women, it would be hard to dislike all of them! Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Stereotype threat. Women don't go into computer science, because women don't go into computer science. Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Make your partner a real partner. Big progress. Raised to believe she could do anything. But more progress in workplace than in home. #ghc11 #
  • Date the wrong guy, but don't marry him! If thinking about same sex relationship, do it! They are more equal in the home. LOVE! #ghc11 #
  • Men don't come fully trained. Have to put a little work in! Perception works in childcare too, men overestimate, women underestimate. #ghc11 #
  • Don't leave before you leave! Not one decision, series of small decisions. Small decisions made with the intention of staying. #ghc11 #
  • Best way to make room for yourself in the workshop is to lean in, keep that foot on gas pedal until you have a decision to make. #ghc11 #
  • Talk about being a professional woman! Started it against the advice of everyone she knew, said it would ruin career. Hasn't! #ghc11 #
  • "None of this can change if we don't talk about it! So let's start talking about it." I LOVE Sheryl Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Imagine world were half companies and countries run by women and half homes run by men. Want to live there. Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • What would you do if you weren't afraid? Ask yourselves and go do it. Sandberg #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/ipmW5XQj #
  • Inspired by the "what if all women learned to code" panel. Would women in #kwawesome would like coding workshops? @Pj_Lowe and I thinking. #
  • Sorry for the frantic live tweeting earlier, and the huge number of typos! #
  • "if we could get all the women in the world to program, just think what amazing things we could build" – YES! #ghc11 #
  • Twitter is not letting me follow people! And I need to add @storming because I'm LOVING her panel! #
  • Someone from msft saying new features on web every 90 days, that sounds so slow! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • V excited for the business case for diversity panel. Alan Eustace who I adore is on it, I hope he remembers me? We had a meeting. #ghc11 #
  • Asked have you ever been physically afraid? Male engineers said no, and they changed the privacy settings as a result. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Worlds economy driven by women. Intuit. Loving the business case for diversity! Business opp for women bigger than china and India. #ghc11 #
  • Alan is talking about making products accessible for blind users. This is so important! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Blind engineers were already working on necessary platforms to accessiblize. Alan thought it was impossible, but made the deadline. #ghc11 #
  • "most girls in their formative years have never spoken to a female computer scientist… If that continues we're hosed!" #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Woah already 2/3 women on panel mention advisors saying maybe they shouldn't be in grad school. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Get rid of haters. You don't need those people in your life that don't believe in you. Focus on what's important. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Young male faculty members have it easier. They can go bald. They can grow beards. It's likely you can't or don't want to do this. #ghc11 #
  • "if nobody has since your pictures, how are they going to buy them." talk about yourself, not your team! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "know when to say no" "do those things hat have the greatest impact, sme things have terrible ROI!" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "what brings you joy?" define it, not only will it drive success, it drives who you are in your life. it's your compass. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • If you think you need to be somewhere, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Even in this economy! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "Good rewards come to people who take risks." LOVE! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Imposter syndrome is not genetic! But it starts young. To do with cultures that make us into pleasers. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • No one puts failures on their resume, but if honest about where you came from – this is normal. Sometimes research doesn't work! #ghc11 #
  • On being attacked for having confidence – for women, attacked if you do, damned if you don't. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Never heard of a team staging an intervention for a MAN being arrogant! Be generous w/ credit. But don't say you're just figurehead. #ghc11 #
  • Typically people who think they wanna start something, don't know how to finish it. have fun trying, folks are going to hate. #ghc11 #
  • Guys brag! They are full of crap. Just make some stuff up and brag right back, like "I learned shark yesterday!" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "in group assignments, don't let the guys make you the technical writer!" good advice! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • You can feel scared, crappy mad… And still make progress! So just feel like crap and do it anyway! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Risk taking is not innate, start with a small risk. The field that we are in runs on risk, you need to get comfortable. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • You know the lady gaga chrome video? We're having a real life moment of that right now! #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/cDy9eQqP #
  • Room of female engineers singing along to "that don't impress me much". It takes a lot to impress us, apparently! 😉 #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Yes does not mean the same thing in every culture. Men do not appreciate the range of colours the way we do. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • We face a world of amazing challenges and port unities, only way to meet them is with a global perspective. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Science and technology work across countries+culture. Easier to get engineer to work with an eng in another country than sales in own #ghc11 #
  • Best advice to listening outside culture, is learn, respect, care. Opportunities to socialise cross-culture, don't miss. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • We should admit we have conflicting interests ourselves at times, finding real conflict in global digital frame hard. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • I some ways machines do a better job of managing information, humans are prone to illusions. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • The more we are aware of cognitive bias the better. But even so, bias often persists even when people know about it. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Cultivate an assumption that people are acting in good faith. Greater trust between people, more accomplished #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • We need to find ways to increase trust. Trust information. Better trust of what people in other cultures say. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Suspicions can erode our ability to work together. Trust does not cost much, verification does. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Massive unstructured data sets to make sense of. "tether less world" at rensler looks cool. Watson based on AI and semantic tech. #ghc11 #
  • Cultural differences influence the signals we pay attention to. In digital environments, cultural cognition a challenge #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • How new technologies impact trust is not yet well understood. How do we add dimensions, attend to full communications of others. #ghc11 #
  • "data is not information, and information is not knowledge – unless we can make sense of it" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "we have to be thoughtful about how technology can help, but also what the limits of technology really are" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Possibly our most awesome @GirlGeeksKW yet happening next week… Did you get a ticket yet? #
  • Tip on negotiation – do it from a place that feels authentic to you. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • negotiation: "think carefully about what you want and why you want it" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Biggest challenge in negotiation, thinking you have the right to ask for whatever it is you are negotiating for. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Panelist telling story of earning 2/3 of what she was worth and how she got all of it. Had to be prepared to give it up. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "when negotiating, no need to apologies" – so important! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Recommending "getting to yes" which frustratingly is not available in kindle in Canada. Grr! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Keep talking to the people who you have to negotiation with, that makes it less of a big deal. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Practice! Get feedback! Figure out what you are not thinking with. By the time you get to critical person, you've figured it out. #ghc11 #
  • When negotiating for new job, absolute best time to get things. Ask for things off beaten path! What will make you most successful? #ghc11 #
  • The higher you go, the crazier things that are asked for. Look at rockstars! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Whether you care about money or not, you need a good salary! Negociation #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • think about what you're going to ask for in context of cohort and institution… Push it, but not so far it affects percepion of Lou #ghc11 #
  • Document! Not everything in offer letter, keep all emails! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Something especially hard for women – being liked is important to us, sometimes that is a burden. Can't always win and be liked. #ghc11 #
  • "Sometimes in order to win you have to be liked less." sad, but true! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Often when you ask for something the person asking has to go to the next level. Think about how you can help them! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Ask them what they do feel they can ask for on your behalf. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Think beyond your own needs as how it fits in with strategic. What can we do without money that money can leverage? #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • To get documentation, email saying "my understanding is you agreed to this" where a non-response denotes agreement! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Know how to manage up as well as manage down. Lots of people who can do things for you wherever. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Give more to karma bank than you take out! One of the amazing things we do for each other at #ghc11 – so true!! #googleatghc #
  • Don't tell them what you think their values are, keep your cards close to your chest. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Know what your bottom line is. If you really want the job, negotiate hard but you'll take it even if you don't get everything. #ghc11 #
  • "You do not have to be nice. You really don't" the point is not to be liked, it's to get what you want and have them respect you. #ghc11 #
  • It is HARD to feel like you have a right to ask. Men often feel they have a right to a seat at table, they deserve what they ask for #ghc11 #
  • "If someone tells you no, life will go on" – don't put so much into it that no is the end of everything! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • People giving keynotes etc, none of these people who everyone always said yes to. They have felt crap too. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • If everyone loves your idea it's probably already being done. Going and getting rejected is part of being a founder! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Some people create startups straight out of college but others have worked for companies. Value in learning from others. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • When you would rather do other things than that idea that's a good sign that you've not found the thing you want to commit to. #ghc11 #
  • Don't be in love with the idea, be in live with the people and wanting to build something. Iterating key I figuring out what works. #ghc11 #
  • View entrepreneur as separate from industry or product. Make decisions about the entrepreneur, important to have strong founding team #ghc11 #
  • Think technical founders can innovate faster! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Complementary skills in cofounder. Need someone you can be honest and open with. Get to crux of problem and solve it. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • You don't meet someone for the first time and want to start a company with them, like you don't have first date and then get married! #ghc11 #
  • Anyone can be fine in good times, ask of you've had a tough time you've gotten through. Need to have had a fight and got past it. #ghc11 #
  • It's great to see so many women excited about entrepreneurship! #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/qG0cV6qB #
  • Needs to be someone who you can spend 7 years with – average life of a startup! Not just big decisions, lost f little decisions! #ghc11 #
  • Co-CEO team is a red flag, sign that skills on team aren't complementing each other! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Founding teams fall apart ALL the time, more common than running out of money. Don't force it, okay to leave. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • At startup wear a lot of different hats. Thrive on idea that next week soon something totally different that haven't thought of yet. #ghc11 #
  • Hire slowly, fire quickly. What culture and values do you want to set. Only takes couple of bad apples to change culture #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Of you find great people outside the country, hardest part is getting them into the country because of visa situation. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Rarely invest in first time entrepreneur. Most have failed many times. They know how to change, have fired people. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Not that people in the valley more talented, it's the ecosystem. The people you can talk to and acceptance of failure #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • If people pay attention to gender that's okay, but don't let it define what you do. Let your work speak for itself. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • As a woman leader in whatever you do, you are a role model. Important to relate to young women! So true! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Sometimes women don't support women enough! In everyday workplace, be there for talented young women. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Not enough role models in business in general. Seek people out and mentor them! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Ecomm naturally more understood by women. Not just stereotype, facts back it up. Ecomm ideas that failed before are not succeeding #ghc11 #
  • Women tend to underestimate accomplishments. Be okay with what you've done and don't be afraid to show it off a little. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Best piece of advice: learn how to say thank-you when someone complements you! Don't make excuses, just say thanks. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Interesting how often the advice to be proud of what you do is followed by advice not to be cocky! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Not that think people should be cocky, it's a tough balance. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • A lot of people have the same idea, but execution is important. Users can tell if it is a quality product. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Do not polish your product! You think you know the things people want. You don't. Launch when you're little embarrassed #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • It is never going to be the right time to quit your job. If you know you want to do it, just do it. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Lunchtime convo #ghc11 how to beat off Schwarzenegger if he were to sexually harass one. Same weak points as everyone else. Also, not tall. #
  • One of the ways we can learn about success is by seeing it – YES! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Maria Klawe is here! She is amazing! #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/fmliCSpn #
  • Learned a lot from the negative relationships, the painful ones… But the positive ones are where greatest work done #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Talking about "women mafia" – we know each other+help across org, friend:"I feel bad for guys 'cos they don't have it!" #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Difference between mentorship and sponsorship, "I expect you to do both" – this is great! And why I adore my manager #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • People aren't going to seek you out to sponsor you, you have to make sure that your achievements are being communicated. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "the new president is listening to the wrong kind of people" – because meeting with untenured women! <3 Maria Klawe #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Memorizes all the names of all the first year students every year – WOW! <3 Maria Klawe #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Mentoring one of all time favourite things, came to Mudd+find great things happening for women in sci+eng <3 Maria Klawe #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • I do <3 Maria Klawe but christine alvarado's work on curriculum redesign etc is also AMAZING, <3 her too! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Balances giving good advice for her career, not just what's best for org. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Relationship: "gives me enough rope to hang myself", recognises who needs that rope and who needs more direction. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • How do women think differently? Guys walk into meeting and make decision, work happens outside. Women come with problem close at end #ghc11 #
  • Whether or not women think differently, they definitely tend to act differently! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Guys been programming since they were 5, trying to stump the prof. People w/less experience, more curious, more excited #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Creates a different and more collaborative atmosphere. – I've def found teams with 1/3+ women feel different. #googleatghc #
  • To be successful you need to learn when to take advice and when to say no, hard when you have to say no to a mentor. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • When building community, make sure you spend time on things that you are personally passionate about. Sustains you as a volunteer. #ghc11 #
  • "people respect people who take the risks, and they know that not everything works" – great advice #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Any decent place has great hr people. In a hostile environment, run by trusted friends and mentors, then or else hr. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Sponsors get just as much or more from the relationship, as you progress have to let go-good if get to give them to someone you trust #ghc11 #
  • As you become a leader, this #1 most important thing is empowering others to achieve things. Sponsors learn that. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • You never know, when you help someone else, how that is going to turn around and help you. Pay it forward! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Sponsor someone who can stand up on their own two feet, you can amplify, but don't make things up! Accomplishments stand alone. #ghc11 #
  • The worst thing that happens at promo board is when someone proposed and no one know who the are. Connect across org! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Post google rehab: "I'm getting bored of the 10 dishes I can cook, I just learned a new one… Fish tacos" #gch11 #googleatghc #
  • Empathy an important skill, think about what your user is going to think. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • People being accountable is a skill that is needed to delight the customer. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • When talking to customers, listen to the problem not the solution. Surveys to tell if are hitting the pain point. #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • One way to make your customers is to make things easier! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • If you really care, it comes through. If you don't, people notice. The best thing you can do is really care about your customer. #ghc11 #
  • We have so much data at amazon… We had to build a whole cloud to store it! lol 🙂 #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Employee satisfaction drives customer satisfaction. If they're on old flashed software, tracking things with pen and paper:Not happy! #ghc11 #
  • Students worry about being stuck in a basement not speaking to anyone, surrounded by people who don't wash! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Stereotype of programmer: Unsociable, arrogant, loner, badly dressed, unwashed… #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • "Hollywood has not helped our case" – so true! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • "I cried at my first technical interview… And in the bathroom. I got the job." #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Loving the format of @annejsimmons panel, impromptu and constantly changing panel made up of attendees! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Common theme coming out in this panel, having fun at interview is a good sign for the company/job being a good fit. #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • Surprise them. Be better than them, and they'll take notice! #googleatghc #ghc11 #
  • TA keeps special office hours for girls to encourage them to continue in CS! Amazing idea! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • All lit up where the @google tshirts are! #gch11 #googleatghc http://t.co/RkklORut #
  • I'm so flashy! #googleatghc #ghc11 http://t.co/azRXi1nI #
  • Rocking out with Maria Klawe! #ghc11 #googleatghc http://t.co/Hj6AtoOt #
  • Exhausted after booth babe work out. Hours of dancing around giving out tshirts followed by transportation of heavy box! #ghc11 #googleatghc #
  • Loving the free transport around downtown Portland, makes taking public transport more convenient than cab. #

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