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August 20, 2003

Georgy Russell, programmer and California gubernatorial candidate (join the club!)

OK, this one may seem a little off-topic, but Georgy Russell is relevant because of her current gig — software engineer at VERITAS Software — and noteworthy for the job she's applying for — governor of California. She admits it's a long shot, but worth trying for anyway. Her geek credentials are solid, in any case, since today she's on the front page of Slashdot.Read more about Georgy at the links below.

--> Georgy Tells Why She Should Be California Gov
--> Georgy for Governor

August 12, 2003

"Starting over as a DBA"

It's no secret that times are tough for people in the tech field, but some might take comfort from this profile of one Debi Lorraine, who went back to school in her late 30s, and switched careers from telecommunications to database administration at 40. Of course, her group is in the middle of a hiring freeze, but she still believes there's more room in this field. Hmm...

--> "Starting over as a DBA", May 1, 2003, SearchDatabase.com, searchdatabase.techtarget.com/originalContent/ 0,289142,sid13_gci896891,00.html