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.

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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
  2. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN....

  3. MY DAD

  4. MY MUM

  5. 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...
  6. MY RATHER GEEKY CHILDHOOD

  7. NOT THE USUAL PAINTINGS...

  8. COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS.

  9. WE WERE SURROUNDED.

  10. THE JOYS OF A T1

  11. WINDOWS DOS, FTW

  12. AND THUS IT BEGINS...

  13. HOW I SPENT MY NEW YEARS VACATION

  14. DIGITIZE ALL THE THINGS!

  15. THE POWER OF THE WEB

  16. Pamela Fox THE JAVA YEARS....

  17. NOT SO GOOD FOR SOCIAL LIFE.

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

  19. COLLEGE PICKING TIME! 11TH GRADE.

  20. 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.
  21. WHERE?

  22. WHERE?

  23. A DIVERSE FOUR YEARS

  24. THE WEB WAS ALWAYS WITH ME.

  25. FATHER WAS PLEASED. HMM.. MAYBE THERE IS MORE TO LIFE

    THAN PROGRAMMING?
  26. IT’S JOB FINDING TIME! SUMMER AFTER SENIOR YEAR.

  27. Programming Communication Visual Arts ?

  28. THE CRAIGSLIST HUNT BEGINS... - Games Programmer? - UX Engineer?

    - Web Developer? - Technical Director?
  29. “API SUPPORT ENGINEER” + “MAPS API EVANGELIST” = “MAPS API

    SUPPORT ENGINEER” 2 ROLES ARE BETTER THAN 1!
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  31. “DEVELOPER OPERATIONS” “DEVELOPER PROGRAMS ENGINEER” “DEVELOPER ADVOCATE” 5 YEARS, SAME

    ROLE, MANY TITLES
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  33. I QUIT. ...IT’S HACKING TIME!

  34. THERE ARE SO MANY APPS TO MAKE!

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  47. THE HUNT BEGINS AGAIN!

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

  49. MORE SPECIFICALLY.... - Developer Advocate? - Exercise Designer? - Instructional

    Ops? - Training Consultant? - Engineer?? - Adobe? - Mozilla? - Khan Academy? - Codecademy?
  50. “FRONTEND ENGINEER” “WEB APPLICATION ENGINEER” “ASCII ARCHITECT”®

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

  52. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

  53. WHAT ABOUT TEACHING?

  54. GIRLDEVELOPIT!

  55. I QUIT.

  56. THE YEARS

  57. OUR TEAM

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

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

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

  61. WHAT’S NEXT?

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

  63. WHY PROGRAMMING IS AWESOME Collaborative Creative Fun to teach Interdisciplinary

    …for me
  64. WHY PROGRAMMING IS AWESOME …for other people Sarah Northway: Creates

    games Bill Mills: Visualizes physics Tom Heinan: Makes medical apps Carrie Cai: Researches learning