Lauren is a lot of things: An XML wonk, a standards-process veteran with a track record of success, a conference organizer, a blogger, and a WordPress hacker. For my money her biggest talent is project management: She’s technical, has a good bullshit filter, and is completely relentless (in the most polite and friendly way imaginable) in extracting units of useful progress from gaggles of geeks, even when they’re distributed across multiple continents.
Lauren’s I’m-on-the-market post is at Leaving Sun. [Disclosure: Lauren is my wife.]
[Background:] Sun (along with a lot of the rest of the high-tech sector) has started shrinking its workforce. It seems that we’re axing whole projects rather than trying to spread the pain evenly. I totally support this approach, but the downside is that we lose good people who were working on projects that turn out not to be good investments for Sun in these tough times. So I’m going to use this blog to highlight people that I think smart employers out there should be looking at.
If you’re another Stray Sunbeam, publish something for me to link to and drop me a line.