Archive for August, 2012

Tech job hunting? Some great tips!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This is a great post from an IT recruiter. Best advice: Simply put, if you know that you have one-third to half of the skills listed as required for a particular role, you love the company and its products and are thrilled at the idea of working there, apply. I cannot stress this enough—the worst the organization can do is never contact you or send you a rejection email immediately.

In these tough times in Qld with jobs being lost every day, I hope this can help someone in their next job adventure…

Some inspiration for the entrepreneur in you 🙂




another link – same advice….


Starting the day with my feet in the sand…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Starting the day with my feet in the sand has to be the best start to the day. I’m working at the university of the sunshine coast with a really lovely bunch of researchers, and we’ve been having lots of laughs! I’m staying at mooloolaba as I usually do when I work here. It’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I also love that I my workshop starts at 9:30 giving me some time to enjoy it.

It’s been another massive week but a very exciting one. I was the guest speaker at the WIT Qld mentoring launch this week, invited by my former student Caroline who did an awesome job of revamping the program. I actually ran the program a few times 10 years ago, so it’s nice to be involved again.


And the best thing happened! A girl studying 1st yr IT / creative industries came up to me to tell me she had read the pink book when she was in year 9, and she thought the jobs in there sounded really cool, so she decided to do IT. She said the book was really inspiring and that she was so nervous & excited to meet me! I was equally excited to meet her!

I suggested that she might like to contribute a story to the new edition of the book, and her response was “I will have to go and do something exciting first!” hehe I’m sure she would be inspiring to someone in high school….

Wishing you a fabulous day! 🙂
J x

A spectacular view

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

I’m actually too tired to write a post but couldn’t help but share the beautiful view at the end of the day…


Monday is tough…for some

Monday, August 20th, 2012

How’s your Monday? I’m writing a book chapter from home & sneaking a few rays of sunshine on this magical sunny winter Brisbane day…oh & having a few technical challenges ….


He really does have the best seat in the house! 🙂
Have a fabulous day!
J x

Like programming? Check out this inspiring podcast with Iris

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Ever considered programming like exercise? This is a really informative and inspiring podcast!