Podcast Show Notes: Women In IT Architecture
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Aug 17, 2011
This week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks of a two-part program that revisits the theme of careers in IT architecture, but this time from the perspective of two women in the field, Dr. Karina Ishkhanova , a system architect with TFA Wise Applications, Inc. in Toronto, and Dr. Helen Sun , a Director of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle, based in Chicago.
- Listen to Part 1
Dr. Sun and Dr. Ishkhanova describe their career paths and what drew them to the their roles as architects.
- Listen to Part 2
Dr. Sun and Dr. Ishkhanova discuss the role of gender in IT and offer advice to women interested in IT architect careers.
After the interview, Dr. Sun and Dr. Ishkhanova provided several resources that are relevant to the discussion:
- Oracle Technology Network's Women in Architecture Program
- Why the Number of Women in IT Is Decreasing
An article by Mary Lou Roberts, published in IT Jungle.
- WITI - Women in Technology International
- NCWIT: National Center for Women & Information Technology
- Are There Too Many Women in IT?
An article by Mike Elgan in Datamation about efforts increase the number of women in IT.
Other items of interest that came up during the conversation:
Malcolm Gladwell's book about "The Power of Thinking Without Thinking."
- Canaries of the crisis: These birds saw it coming
An article in the Canadian edition of Yahoo Finance about "four women who warned the world about a financial meltdown."
- Members of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team (that's "A" for architecture) talk about their mission and share some insight from the field.
- A panel of community members answer the question, "What do architects want?"