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Astronauts Know Everything…

Sep 29, 2012   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun, Snark, Space, Travel, WIT  //  1 Comment

Recently @VenusBarbie visited Europe for the ILATweetup and SpaceUPEU events.  I wasn’t able to go due to other commitments, so Rob had to take over escort duties for our traveling Astronaut Barbie (@venusbarbie | Technical Barbies on Facebook).  The truth of the matter is that we humans officially get the invites, but we know that it’s really the space mascots that are wanted due to their celebrity status.  Rob also took along a 2D version of Commander Chris Hadfield (@cmdr_hadfield), AKA #Chris2D

I have some other photos to share, but the set I found most interesting were those with European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli showing Rob how to ensure that Barbie’s hair is just right before a photo shoot:

@projmgr, @astro_paolo, @venusbarbie and #chris2d

I guess all that centrifuge training she did at the DLR comes in handy when she hangs with other astronauts.

 

Once VenusBarbie was set, then all four (Rob, Paolo, VenusBarbie and Chris2D) were ready to pose.

Photo by Martin Stojanovski

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Good job, men.  And @VenusBarbie.

Women in Data Management: Interview with Karen Lopez

Sep 11, 2012   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Generations, Professional Development, WIT  //  No Comments

I’m happy they can be ignorant of what goes on, but they should understand that this was not something that the workforce just gave them because they worked hard.  Their lives are more equal in the office because people, men and women, stood up and said that all those prior approaches were wrong – for the employees and for the company.I was interviewed by Shannon Kempe of Dataversity.net about my career and my experiences being a woman in technology.  I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the diversity issues in technology and all STEM sectors.  Unlike some, I don’t think we need to see the diversity of the general population reflected in the technology world, but it does bother me that we see so many classes of people underrepresented.  I tend to focus on the gender classification, but that’s not the only group of people missing from our team.

I also talked about people who think that there is no issue, or that continuing to work to ensure that obstacles are removed is wasted effort — either because there is no problem or that working harder at your job is a better solution.

My interview is part of series about women in Data Management.  Check out the interview and let me know what you think.  Are we wasting our time working towards a more diverse IT workforce?

 

 


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