In the second podcast of the Women in IT series on TechRepublic, I interviewed TechRepublic member Lynn Jackson, who the TechRepublic community knows and loves as gadgetgirl."I fell into IT purely because my computer broke." — Lynn Jackson
Even though Lynn's accent isn't as obvious within the TechRepublic forums, many of her peers know that she resides in the United Kingdom. Her "cup of tea" — as I playfully prompted — is incident investigation, with a definite U.K. slant on the legal side. I'm sure that there were some silly stories up her sleeve that she could have shared from the trenches, but confidentiality prevented her from revealing any dirt.
Here are a few things that you may not know about TechRepublic's gadgetgirl:
- She initially got into security because she's a lover of animals (you have to listen to the podcast to understand)
- Even though she's gadget mad, she doesn't want an iPhone
- She speaks Geordie, which is a regional dialect of the northeast of England
Find out how Lynn would run her own security department if she had the opportunity, what advice she gives to girls who are considering a career in IT, and the top three gadgets on her current favorites list. Listen to Lynn's podcast in the Women in IT series.
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.