D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

January 2013 Entries

Diversity in Tech: Conferences are Not the Problem

I’m a conference organizer. I’m also the father to two daughters. Over the last 11 years that I’ve been in the IT industry, I’ve seen and heard the cries for more women representation. It’s not a secret that IT is a male dominated industry. Heck, most of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is male dominated! And for some reason, people have taken it upon themselves to make conference speaker rosters the key issue at the heart of this problem. This has caused event cancellations (in ......

Dream: Limiting Ourselves Due To Fear

Had a dream last night. In it, I was in a packed diner when two guys brandished knives and started collecting people’s wallets. They instructed everyone to sit and stay calm and nobody would get hurt. Realize there were like 30 people in this diner, and there were 2 guys with knives holding everyone hostage. I started asking people around me why we wouldn’t just overtake them. “But if we just do as we’re told they said they’d let us go.” “What if they have guns or something?” “What if some of us ......