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Pamela Fox: My Story

Pamela Fox: My Story

Presented to a room full of Melbourne high school girls who were visiting Silicon Valley and learning about STEM.

Pamela Fox

March 31, 2015
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  1. MY STORY
    FULL OF EXCITEMENT
    AND INTRIGUE
    starring pamela fox
    written by pamela fox
    edited by pamela fox

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  2. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN....

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  3. 1984: Pamela Fox Born!
    “Highlights of the reaction π-p-->π-π+n at 100 and
    175 GeV/c “
    “Study of the Decay D0-->K-π+π0 in High-Energy
    Photoproduction”
    1986: Heather Fox Born!
    “Monte Carlo physics on a concurrent processor “
    “Study of inclusive K0S, Λ, and Λ¯ production in
    diffractive γp interactions “
    1982: Oliver Fox Born!
    “An SU(3)-based comparison between inclusive kaon
    and pion charge exchange scattering in the triple
    Regge region “
    “Inclusive π0 and η production from kaon, proton and
    antiproton beams in the triple-Regge region “
    A PRODUCTIVE COUPLE...

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  4. MY RATHER GEEKY CHILDHOOD

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  5. NOT THE USUAL PAINTINGS...

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  6. COMPUTERS,
    COMPUTERS,
    COMPUTERS.

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  7. WE WERE SURROUNDED.

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  8. THE JOYS OF A T1

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  9. WINDOWS DOS, FTW

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  10. AND THUS IT BEGINS...

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  11. HOW I SPENT MY NEW YEARS VACATION

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  12. DIGITIZE ALL THE THINGS!

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  13. THE POWER OF THE WEB

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  14. Pamela Fox
    THE JAVA YEARS....

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  15. NOT SO GOOD FOR SOCIAL LIFE.

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  16. BUT I DIGRESSED...
    Arts & Crafts
    Volunteering
    Clubs
    Student Government

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  17. COLLEGE PICKING TIME!
    11TH GRADE.

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  18. A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
    - Event Planning (+ Computers)
    - Graphic Design (+ Computers)
    - Language learning (+ Computers)
    - Newspaper layout (+ Computers)
    - Computer Programming
    - Website Development
    COMPUTERS,
    COMPUTERS,
    COMPUTERS.

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  19. A DIVERSE FOUR YEARS

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  20. THE WEB WAS ALWAYS WITH ME.

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  21. FATHER WAS PLEASED.
    HMM.. MAYBE THERE IS
    MORE TO LIFE THAN
    PROGRAMMING?

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  22. IT’S JOB FINDING TIME!
    SUMMER AFTER
    SENIOR YEAR.

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  23. Programming
    Communication
    Visual Arts
    ?

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  24. THE CRAIGSLIST HUNT BEGINS...
    - Games Programmer?
    - UX Engineer?
    - Web Developer?
    - Technical Director?

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  25. “API SUPPORT ENGINEER”
    +
    “MAPS API EVANGELIST”
    =
    “MAPS API SUPPORT ENGINEER”
    2 ROLES ARE BETTER THAN 1!

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  26. “DEVELOPER OPERATIONS”
    “DEVELOPER PROGRAMS ENGINEER”
    “DEVELOPER ADVOCATE”
    5 YEARS, SAME ROLE, MANY TITLES

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  27. I QUIT.
    ...IT’S HACKING TIME!

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  28. THERE ARE SO MANY APPS TO
    MAKE!

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  29. THE HUNT BEGINS AGAIN!

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  30. Creating
    Teaching
    Learning
    ?
    WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?

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  31. MORE SPECIFICALLY....
    - Developer Advocate?
    - Exercise Designer?
    - Instructional Ops?
    - Training Consultant?
    - Engineer??
    - Adobe?
    - Mozilla?
    - Khan Academy?
    - Codecademy?

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  32. “FRONTEND ENGINEER”
    “WEB APPLICATION ENGINEER”
    “ASCII ARCHITECT”®

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  33. MOMMY, WOW, I’M AN ENGINEER NOW.

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  34. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

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  35. WHAT ABOUT TEACHING?

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  36. GIRLDEVELOPIT!

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  37. http://life.khanacademy.org/
    WE EAT…

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  38. WE BOND…
    http://life.khanacademy.org/

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  39. WE CELEBRATE!
    http://life.khanacademy.org/

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  40. WHAT’S NEXT?

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  41. WHY I LOVE PROGRAMMING
    #4 It’s collaborative

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  42. WHY PROGRAMMING IS AWESOME
    Collaborative
    Creative
    Fun to teach
    Interdisciplinary
    …for me

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  43. WHY PROGRAMMING IS AWESOME
    …for other people
    Sarah Northway: Creates games
    Bill Mills: Visualizes physics
    Tom Heinan: Makes medical apps Carrie Cai: Researches learning

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