This past July, I had the pleasure of meeting Nelly Yusupova, founder of DigitalWoman.com and CTO of Webgrrls International. Nelly was a speaker at the BlogHer 2007 conference, facilitating a session called "Getting Custom: What Web Designers Know, Taking Your Blog to the Next Level (A Lab Segment)." Since Nelly was instructing beginning bloggers about how to start a Typepad blog, I didn't actually sit in on her session, but I did get a chance to talk her during a few of the other BlogHer events.
In my hotel room, I spent some time reading about the female BlogHer 2007 speakers in the main booklet that was passed out on Day One. Here's what it says about Nelly:
Since the dust has settled from BlogHer 2007, I finally caught up with Nelly for a podcast opportunity so that the TechRepublic community could learn a little bit about Webgrrls, DigitalWoman.com, and Nelly's take on a few questions related to programming and IT. Even if you're not a female working in IT, I'm sure that you'll be able to appreciate Nelly's constant drive to educate herself and others, as well as her candid answers to the rapid-fire questions I threw her way at the end.
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.