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Woman computer scientist of the week
Mary K. Hawes was a computer scientist who identified the need for a common business language in accounting, which led to the development of COBOL. Hawes chaired the data descriptions subcommittee in the Short-Range Committee, the team that was initially tasked with identifying problems with the current business compilers. In 1959, Hawes was a senior product planning analyst for the Electro Data Division of Burroughs Corporation. Mary K. Hawes co-authored the books Optimized code generation from extended-entry decision tables published in September 1971, Feature analysis of generalized data base management systems: CODASYL Systems Committee published in May 1971, and A survey of generalized data base management systems published in May 1969.

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Code never lies, comments sometimes do.

        — Ron Jeffries

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Mary Allen Wilkes is a former computer programmer and logic designer, most known for her work with the LINC computer, now recognized by many as the world’s first “personal computer.” Wilkes graduated from Wellesley College in 1959 where she majored in philosophy and theology. At that time she wanted to become a lawyer but was discouraged by friends and mentors because she was a woman. She sought work in the computer field partly because computer programming was a field that was open to women and partly because her geography teacher in the eighth grade had told her during a class discussion, “Mary Allen, when you grow up, you ought to be a computer programmer.” She had no idea at the time what that meant, but she never forgot it. She finally became an attorney in 1975.

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IDE features are language smells.

        — Reg Braithwaite

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The Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Nibiru or Planet X. The idea was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk. Lieder describes herself as a contactee with the ability to receive messages from extraterrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain. She states that she was chosen to warn mankind that the object would sweep through the inner Solar System in May 2003 causing Earth to undergo a physical pole shift that would destroy most of humanity.

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cat came back from Berkeley waving flags

        — Rob Pike

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Proyecto tipo: CTO/CIO as a Service

PROBLEMA

El cliente es una empresa tecnológica en la que no hay un CTO, o hay un CTO al que le falta experiencia en cuanto a la toma de decisiones estratégicas en lo referente al apartado tecnológico.

La empresa ha realizado un proceso de evaluación (o ha sufrido algún problema recientemente) y ha determinado que tiene una gran carencia en el área tecnológica, y que esta es una pieza clave para el futuro de su empresa.

El personal del área técnica suele invertir su tiempo en cosas urgentes pero no importantes: “están siempre apagando fuegos”. No se dedica tiempo a las cosas que tienen importancia a medio/largo plazo.

Normalmente no se han automatizado procesos, ni se han estandarizado procedimientos. No hay metodologías organizativas implantadas, ni ágiles ni no-agiles.

Por norma, se hace todo a nivel interno sin hacer uso de proveedores para nada, o se hace todo de modo externo sin tener nada de tecnología dentro de la empresa.

Cuando hay un CTO, suele tener el conocimiento de toda la tecnología que usa la empresa, pero no acostumbra a tener una comunicación fluída con el resto de la empresa. Acostumbra a ser un buen desarrollador, siendo un perfil alto de la tecnología que maneja, pero evita el uso de otras tecnologías y muchas veces de la reutilización de código de otros.

El cliete no tiene capacidad, volumen o ambos para contratar el perfil que precisa y cubrir todas las necesidades que ha detectado.

Propuesta

Se ejercerán funciones como CTO, analizando la situación de la empresa, marcando líneas estratégicas, ayudando en el crecimiento del equipo técnico y la selección de proveedores, automatizando procesos y definiendo procedimientos.

Se harán análisis de requisitos, definición de arquitecturas, desarrollo de software si fuese necesario, validación, despliegue…

En los casos que hay un CTO no se le suplanta, se le asesora y acompaña en la toma de decisiones para que pueda crecer y ejercer las funciones que le habían sido asignadas.

Si es necesario se mediará con clientes, inversores, o cualquier persona de interés que requiera un contacto técnico.

Se establecerá un número de horas a la semana en función de las necesidades e intereses del cliente.

Precio

Nº horas/mes Precio mensual Resto horas
4 295,50€ 73,88€
8 579,50€ 72,38€
12 850,50€ 70,88€
16 1.110,00€ 69,38€
20 1.375,50€ 67,88€
24 1.593,00€ 66,38€
28 1.816,50€ 64,88€
32 2.028,00€ 63,38€
36 2.227,50€ 61,88€
40 2.415,00€ 60,38€
Nota aclaratoria:

Este proyecto tipo, es un ejemplo de proyecto que se ha realizado o se podría realizar. En ningún caso tiene validez como presupuesto real y sólo pretende documentar las distintas posibilidades que existen.

Actualmente, con los cambios que ha habido en cuanto a las posibilidades existentes, la propuesta podría ser diferente en estos momentos.

Se han omitido nombres de empresas y productos.

Por favor, si tuviese necesidad de algo similar, no dude en ponerse en contacto.

Tech roundup 12: a journal published by a bot

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Cheryl L. Shavers, born in 1953 in San Marcos, Texas, is a chemist, expert in semiconductors, and Chairman and CEO. After gaining a degree in chemistry, she worked as an engineer at Motorola. Shavers returned to university for a few years, gaining a PhD in solid state chemistry, before returning to private industry. Shavers worked at increasingly senior levels in Silicon Valley, at Hewlett Packard and Intel. She served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology in the Clinton Administration (1999-2001), and is a registered patent agent in the US Patent and Trademark Office. After leaving government service in 2001, she established a consultancy and strategy business, Global Smarts Inc. Shavers was inducted into the Women In Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame of the Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Security is a state of mind.

        — NSA Security Manual

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Margaret Belle (Oakley) Dayhoff was an American physical chemist and a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics. Dayhoff was a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center and a noted research biochemist at the National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF) where she pioneered the application of mathematics and computational methods to the field of biochemistry. She dedicated her career to applying the evolving computational technologies to support advances in biology and medicine, most notably the creation of protein and nucleic acid databases and tools to interrogate the databases. She originated one of the first substitution matrices, point accepted mutations (PAM). The one-letter code used for amino acids was developed by her, reflecting an attempt to reduce the size of the data files used to describe amino acid sequences in an era of punch-card computing.

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A fool with a tool is a more dangerous fool.

        — u.

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Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and the Director of Telecommunication and Information Technology Research Institute (TITR) and Centre for Information Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has served on the program committees of major conferences in cryptology and information security including CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, and ACM CCS and has worked on numerous industry collaborative research projects. Currently, she is director of iCORE Information Security Lab, AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security, and co-Director of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance.

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When in doubt, use brute force.

        — Ken Thompson

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