Autores do Blog: Valerie Skinner 060000VKGS is part of the IBM developerWorks team, getting to know the real developers who make up the My developerWorks community and exploring the world of social networking. I'm enjoying learning what makes developers tick! I'm very interested in exploring online communities and social media and understanding real world application - how they can help people solve problems and work together.
Interview with Suma Shastry
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This week I'm highlighting a new member of My developerWorks, Suma Shastry. Suma has authored several articles on developerWorks related to DB2 and she's been an enthusiastic presence in My developerWorks with her new blog.
Learn more about Suma in the interview below and you can also find out more about her on her Profile and her Blog.
Articles authored by Suma Shastry:
IBM DB2 Content Manager security model essentials
How to go hand-in-hand with DB2 and Informix
DB2 performance tuning using the DB2 Configuration Advisor
What was your first job?
I joined IBM right after my graduation. I had to design DB2 Database tables and write stored procedures for an internal project.
Describe your favorite IT project.
First one was test automation of DB2 Control Center testing. During this project, I got a chance to lead a team and hence learning all the leading activities including scheduling tracking was fun. 2nd favorite project was IDM 4.0.2 release work. Knowledge transition was still going on, when we were asked if we could take up the challenge of releasing the product before the transition end date! We took the challenge and we did release the product successfully.
Describe a normal day for you.
For the past 6 months I have been working out of home. It's kind of difficult to spell out a "Normal Day" for a working mother with 2 kids:-). Every day is different. I am mainly occupied with the following but not limited to - cooking food, getting my first daughter ready for school, testing the product, planning for future releases of product, reviews of plans or test cases, taking care of my 9 month old daughter, couple of meetings, lots of sametime chat with team mates, catching up my friends and recently exploring My developerWorks which has kind of become an addiction :-)
How do you use developerWorks?
Since I have been part of projects which used IBM products, I've been associated with developerWorks (dW) for very long now. Be it articles, redbooks or downloading fix packs for the products that we use, dW is the place that I visit most often.
What's your experience with social networking so far?
I haven't been using social networking sites until last year I guess. Its been good so far. I mainly use FaceBook on the personal front to catch up with friends and now My developerWorks to catch up with technical stuff.
The coolest thing about social networking is...
I can be in touch with as many people as possible sitting in one place. It's like a get together party where every one can pour in at one place, rather me having to go and visit one by one.
The biggest problem with social networking is...
Spam friend requests and at times the public image that you may carry.
What publications or websites do you read often?
Mostly, developerWorks. At times, I Google to get what I am looking for and read the resulted web pages.
What's the coolest piece of tech news you've heard lately?
My developerWorks launch