In the first podcast of the Women in IT series on TechRepublic, I had the pleasure of talking with TechRepublic member Tricia Liebert, better known in the forums as TiggerTwo."I got started in IT by mistake!" -- Tricia Liebert
Tricia has been an IT consultant since 1995, but she's currently taking a hiatus from her work life. Within the interview, she refers to herself as an IT generalist. "I'm an infrastructure project manager, but I can write code," she says. According to Tricia, her multiple abilities are what keep her employable.
Well-spoken and respected by her peers, Tricia is probably best known in the TechRepublic forums for the Pink Ribbon Brigade. For the second year in a row, Tricia walked the Breast Cancer 3 Day to raise funds and awareness. The TechRepublic community responded, not only with monetary contributions, but also with a sea of pink avatars on the site.
Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to listen to what Tricia has to say, as my goal for this series is to celebrate one woman per month who has their hands in, on, or around IT. On a personal note, I'd also like to wish Tricia a happy birthday on Monday, October 15, when she claims she's officially turning older than dirt. :-)
Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.