Geek Girl Profile -
Name: Bronwen Zande
Screen Name: BronwenZ
Personal Blogs: http://www.soulsolutions.com.au/Blog.aspx | http://girlgeekdinnersbrisbane.blogspot.com/ | http://www.geekgirlblogs.com/.
Social Networks: Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, friendfeed.
Current Employment: Am a director of Brisbane based, Soul Solutions Pty Ltd, a Microsoft Certified Partner. We work with innovative web technologies such as Silverlight, Virtual Earth and Live Services.
Originally I started blogging to document problems I’d solved so when I came across it again I’d know how to fix it. As time went on we found our clients, friends, family etc, were reading our blog to see what we were up to. I also use it to document things I’ve done so I can look back and see what we’ve achieved.
My blog tends to be technical. If we’re travelling you’ll get the holiday posts, but generally it’s technical or about technical events and news. Sometimes I do posts on lessons learnt in running our business. The exact content of the technical posts can vary depending on what I’m working on. It might be something I found cool in a new technology or how to do some operation.
My blogging varies depending on what I’m working on and where I’m working. They can be a paragraph or a page. My posts are generally text but quite often have pictures and sometimes video.
I started contributing to blogs / wikis internally at various workplaces to document common fixes to issues etc. I found this annoying when I shifted jobs as I lost all my posts, so I started keeping my own blog separately. Most places didn’t like us blogging at work or about work related items in fear of us leaking secrets to the enemy. When I joined Soul Solutions with John I was the controller of my own destiny so it didn’t take long for us to create our own blog. I find it a great reference for my own problems and a good way to write down what we’ve done so you can look back after a few hard months and realise you did a lot of good things.