Change, community, and compassion

Today, I reflect on a life changing event. For a few days, we came together from around the world to form a community to share our thoughts on change and our compassion for individual experiences in technology. I’m sharing a very rough draft of a letter that I wrote on May 29, 2014. I hope you will find a nugget of wisdom, inspiration, or comfort in these jumbled, unedited yet heartfelt words. I am so grateful for AdaCamp┬áSan Francisco 2013Read more

Security and Cryptography Gems

I find cryptography and security fascinating. My current knowledge is limited to some math reading on cryptography years ago and some journal articles in IEEE, ACM, and USENIX publications. As a side project for the next year, I want to build my understanding of practical security out in the real world, especially mobile security. Returning from AdaCamp Portland and OSBridge, I was inspired to dig into some resources. Here are a few that I believe to be accessible for experiencedRead more

Moving Forward Monday: Mountains or Molehills

I recently moved my mom into a nursing home. My dad, who has been her steady caregiver for many years, had made the decision that they needed more care and support during my mom’s most severe stage of Alzheimer’s. There were times when I felt that moving my mom from her home of many years would be as difficult as moving a mountain. Actually, I like to think of the mountain as a huge iceberg with a herd of elephantsRead more