My Journey in Tech

I am a woman in Tech I love coding. I started my adventure with programming a long time ago. Coding was a thing I wanted to do because I thought it would be awesome. I love the crisp elegance of the logic, and the thrill when suddenly  all pieces of the puzzle are in the... Continue Reading →

Real User Feedback

More than one year in, my work at Cengage continues to focus on supporting the development of an authoring tool (My Econtent Factory), part of a larger pipeline in which to deliver digital first content. Within the context of that work, a happy intersection has grown between user feedback and my support to paint a... Continue Reading →

Too Psychologically Safe

Psychological Safety is a hot topic these days. There are official definitions, detailed research papers and many blogs on the topic. It is also commonly mentioned in articles and books that discuss high performing teams. The idea is that in psychologically safe teams, team members feel accepted, respected and not afraid to speak up, which... Continue Reading →

From Aspire to Provisional Patent

About the time I completed my last article for Cengage Tech, I was already thinking about the topic for my next post. Hearing about a Cengage patent application caught my attention, and after pitching the idea of writing about the underlying process, I started to meet with key players associated with the provisional patent application.... Continue Reading →

Early in My Career with Anna Milner

This is the first in a series of articles about people in leadership roles at Cengage and how they carved their path to leadership. I chatted with Anna Milner, former Director of Content Development at Cengage, in her office one afternoon. Her career at WebAssign started eight years ago when she joined the company as... Continue Reading →

Workplace Collaboration

The future of work has been on my mind lately. It makes me think about how we work together, and how collaboration in the workplace, wherever that might be, is more important than ever. At Cengage, collaboration is enabled by tools, and for some groups, a variation of the agile scrum framework. Cross-functional teams build... Continue Reading →

Hack Camp 2018

In Mason, Ohio, a group of high school students is destined to become the future of technology! These students are teaching themselves how to code, they are embracing advanced techniques and methodologies, and they could soon rival our industry’s top programmers. What makes these kids truly unique? They want to share this knowledge with others.... Continue Reading →

Innovation, Good or Bad?

You have definitely heard the word innovation before. You’ve likely heard it countless times in the modern workplace.  Innovation can be used as a noun (innovation), adjective (innovative) and a verb (innovating). Combining it with other words in a sentence makes it sound exciting. It has also become an overused buzzword, usually paired with something... Continue Reading →

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