Women in Technology: An Ode to “Buy Local, Build Local”

4 Responses to Women in Technology: An Ode to “Buy Local, Build Local”

  1. Amy
    May 3, 2013 @4:03 pm

    What are some of the products that have been shaped by these ideas?

  2. Lauri Reeves
    May 2, 2013 @5:05 pm

    Sunnyvale sounds like an awesome place! We have similar pockets of local wonder in Chicago. Creating technology for these small shops must really be a challenge. I’m sure there is as much diversity in the level of technical comfort and skill as there are varieties of people and products. And I can see the power there is in being able to look at them cohesively as well. I bet there is much for us all to learn in that.

    I love that you call your local stomping ground your muse! What a nice sentiment.

    • Tanya
      May 10, 2013 @9:56 pm

      I think you’re absolutely right, Lauri. It’s where art meets science– how do you offer generalizable solutions for such a rich mix of merchants? It’s a really cool challenge!

  3. Jen Bester
    May 1, 2013 @7:18 pm

    Great post and it really describes the unstructured what I’d call “small data” well. I find that Excel Services/Excel can be an invaluable tool for getting data out of Twitter and Facebook. I’d really like to see if there is anything for Groupon that could do this as well. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26213 I also think due to the local nature of Groupon, Geoflow would be invaluable http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-excel/archive/2013/04/11/public-preview-of-geoflow-for-excel-delivers-3d-data-visualization-and-storytelling.aspx

    Thanks for being an awesome role model to the other women in tech.

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