Writing

Technical Writing and Editing

SAP and Intel Co-innovation Enables Global Cloud Migration to the SAP HANA Platform

Intel.com, May 12, 2017 https://www-ssl.inte ... -case.html

In this technical marketing case study, I wrote how SAP, Europe's largest software company, upgraded all its global customers to its latest platform, SAP HANA.

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How the Citrix NetScaler Appliance Unifies the Network for a Highly Mobile, Distributed Workforce

Citrix.com, March 29, 2017 https://www.citrix.c ... citrix.pdf

In this technical marketing case study, I explained how one of Europe's largest logistics firms consolidated its cloud infrastructure using Citrix NetScaler.

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Office 365 technical support documentation

In this technical writing role, I wrote and edited support documents for Microsoft Office 365 technical support. This included overhauling the entire inventory of knowledge base (KB) articles dedicated to internal policy, process, and instructional content.

Group Policy Management Console

Microsoft TechNet, April 24, 2003 http://technet.micro ... 53298.aspx

As lead writer, I wrote and edited help content for the Windows Server Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), designed to manage system configurations for users and computers in medium or large enterprise organizations.

Managing Windows XP in a Windows 2000 Server Environment

Microsoft TechNet, August 1, 2001 http://technet.micro ... 56994.aspx

I worked with program managers on a short white paper about managing Group Policy.

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Research News Writing

Summer school data science research could trigger real world changes

Microsoft Research Blog, August 26, 2016 https://www.microsof ... d-changes/

I interviewed Jake Hofman, one of several Microsoft Research instructors leading an intensive eight-week hands-on course in data science for promising undergrads.

The rise of the machines: Artificial intelligence meets scholarly content

Learned Publishing, June 20, 2016 http://onlinelibrary ... 3/abstract

I worked with Alex Wade and Kuansan Wang of Microsoft Research as the primary contributor to this "Industry Update" article appearing in "Learned Publishing," the journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers.

Convex optimization highlights ICCV program session

Microsoft Research Blog, December 11, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... m-session/

I interviewed Stephen Boyd of Stanford University in advance of his keynote at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision in Santiago Chile.

Extensive crowdsourcing study reveals surprising results in reversal of platform design assumptions

Microsoft Research Blog, November 9, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... sumptions/

I interviewed Mary Gray of Microsoft Research in advance of her keynote at the AAAI Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing in San Diego.

Jennifer Chayes opens inaugural Women in Data Science conference

Microsoft Research Blog, November 1, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... onference/

I interviewed Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft Research in advance of her keynote at the Women in Data Science conference held at Stanford University.

CIKM: “Slow Search with People” highlights welcoming keynote

Microsoft Research Blog, October 18, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... g-keynote/

I interviewed Jaimie Teevan of Microsoft Research in advance of her keynote at the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in Melbourne, Australia.

ICML 2015 best paper summary: A nearly-linear time framework for graph-structured sparsity

Microsoft Research Blog, July 20, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... -sparsity/

I summarized findings of this award winning paper from researchers at MIT after it was presented at the International Conference on Machine Learning in Lille, France.

ICML 2015 best paper summary: Optimal and adaptive algorithms for online boosting

Microsoft Research Blog, July 20, 2015 https://blogs.msdn.m ... -boosting/

I summarized findings of this award winning paper from researchers at Yahoo Labs and Princeton University after it was presented at the International Conference on Machine Learning in Lille, France.

Journalism

Ham's career nearly over

Valley Daily News

This story about a pet pig you can hire for your kid's birthday party looked like it would be a standard puff piece. But it turned into a somewhat humorous story.

Crash! DC-10 "goes down"

Times Community News

As a reporter for the local newspaper near SeaTac Airport, I didn't manage to cover anything as dramatic as this. But if I did...

The hate that lingers on

South County Journal

When I wasn't chasing down for an exclusive interview with a pet pig, I liked to work on more serious topics such as this piece about racism.