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Content Matters

When I began writing professionally, it was a natural extension of the writing I was already doing for college newsletters and my own personal website in the pre-blogging world. I found my first few projects based purely in topical interest - technology. From there, my writing and editing expanded to other topics, but the vast majority of the content I developed was about tech. I had written papers and poetry published in high school, and I had written many more papers and studied playwriting … More »

Engineering the Future for Entrepreneurs

Next week, I will have the honor of visiting Penn State as a Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence and participating in several of the courses they provide for students who are studying engineering entrepreneurship as a minor. It's an impressive program and these students will undoubtedly come out of it much better prepared than I was leaving college. I look forward to being a resource for them and I expect to learn a lot from the experience. As I prepare material to present to them (some … More »

Big Data, Cybersecurity & Digital Empowerment

In my career to date, I've researched or worked on pretty much every topic in information technology and digital media, from online culture to data security. Sometimes it seems like I'm shifting gears from one radically different topic to another when I speak to various media sources as an expert source, but at the foundation, it all comes from a deep and broad interest in technology -- something I expect I will always find fascinating. So in the past couple of months, I provided expertise on … More »

Talking Tech, Digital Media & Cyber Policy

On my most recent trip to Washington, D.C., I had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the sharp team at the Center for Democracy and Technology. They were kind enough to invite me to participate in their weekly podcast, CDT Tech Talk, where we discussed my book in one of their segments. Offline, we discussed where tech policy is going next and how we're not done yet with some of the key issues that keep rearing their heads like crypto. I enjoyed talking with them and hope to have the … More »

TechWomen, Technovation & Global Women in STEM

A few years ago I started participating more in events that help educate, inspire and empower women and girls in tech not just in the US but globally. I had such an amazing experience meeting and talking with women tech entrepreneurs in Moscow for the first ever Startup Women Forum, I was hooked. So from there I went on and started giving talks in the US to young women in tech, and then to young girls in STEM. Meanwhile, I was invited to be a trainer at TechCamp Riga and mentored more young … More »