Suzanne grew up in northern California amid a triumvirate of forests, wine country, and rugged coastline. Her youth consisted of summers spent reading voraciously, visiting museums in Chicago with her family, and lots of time amongst redwood trees appreciating nature and honing her budding engineering skills on miniature dams in forest streams. Suzanne’s curiosity and talent eventually landed her at Stanford University where she studied Computer Science and how people and technology interact. While at Stanford, Suzanne designed the Wearable Computing Lab’s website which was hosted on a matchbox-sized Linux server. At the time, it was the smallest webserver in the world. Lately, she’s been focusing on how global movements function without a figurehead and has even launched a few campaigns herself. If Suzanne learned anything from a youth spent in nature, it’s that everything has a cycle. She’s keeping the wheel turning by taking her own family on long hikes and by helping her oldest daughter learn how to be an engineer. After having spent time with Pantheon, Cloudflare, and Vercel, Suzanne is currently a Sales Engineering Manager at Chronosphere, helping cloud native companies take control of their observability.
Major, Science, Technology, & Society, 2011
Minor, Computer Science, 2011
“If government authority weren’t acting in good faith for the public welfare, they might find any legal or technical control over the Internet irresistible to abuse, especially if they weren’t knowledgeable of or concerned with the potential ramifications of exercising such power.”
“It only takes one irrational leader to start a world war. It only took one equation to change warfare. As Einstein himself put it, “Politics are for the moment. An equation is for eternity””
“The lack of female computer scientists can be attributed to the negative effects of cultural stereotypes, barriers in the educational system, and the small number of female role models for young women; outreach programs, increased awareness of the problem, and a changing economic climate may increase the percentage of women in computer science.”
“At the dawn of the age of electricity, a Russian physicist named Lev Terman developed a new instrument that would allow composers and performers to transcend musical limits.”
To db, or not to db, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the CPU to suffer The Drains and Errors of migration’s Fortune, Or to take ARMs against a Seagate of troubles, And by opposing end() them: to die(), to sleep() No more…
Beginnings of the Blog Way back in the fall of 2014 I started a new blog, suzanne.link, for publishing my technical articles and random nerd humor. Unlike most websites I’d ever built before, I created this one with WordPress 4 and later on added the Layers theme, which allowed me to construct a homepage with a custom layout fairly easily and with zero code.
Recently while sorting through my late Uncle’s belongings, I located this handwritten letter to my Grandfather which I wrote him during the Winter quarter while attending Stanford University. I think my observation from the class I was taking in the German Department is particularly chilling, especially in light of recent events
So Drup-al funny how it seems Always run-time, but never inline for dreams. Head over heels when toe to toe. This is the sound of my LOL, This is the sound
Welcome to my blog. No, really. This is the first post on my shiny new blog, and I’m determined to make you feel welcomed. Please, make yourself at home. Poke around, and kick the tires a bit.
It was a dark and stormy night. Everyone had gone to bed and was sleeping soundly, except for Suzanne. She was up late reading and pondering the nature of the universe, as she often did.
Love is a holistic experience that cannot be contained merely in the mind or the body. Without physical chemistry, there is no sexuality. Without common interests or attitudes, there is no friendship.
The story of Stuxnet reads like a cross between a work of cyberpunk fiction and an international spy novel. In 2009 the world community was intensely debating the immediacy of Iran’s nuclear weapon program readiness.
Since its mainstream popularity blossomed in the late 1990’s, the Internet has become tightly woven into the fabric of modern society. Linking together many formerly disconnected institutions and technics, the invention of this high-speed communication medium has also pushed freedom of speech issues to the forefront of the debate about protecting the highly pervasive technology and the critical infrastructure it serves from disruptive events.
Sebastopol is a bucolic little hamlet seated in the western portion of Sonoma County, California. Formerly known for its Gravenstein apples, most orchards have long been planted with vineyards, or converted into the corporate grounds of the tech publishing firm O’Reilly Media.
Music is a form of expression which can liberate both musician and listener from the confines of physical reality. An instrument is the mechanical interface between a musician and the tones we hear as music.
The theremin is an electronic instrument invented early in the 20th century. What makes the theremin interesting is its interface, which allows you to play the instrument without touching any keys or knobs.
Thesis Humanity has concurrently developed computer technology and progressed in the area of women's rights during the course of this century. Although women are making progress and gaining equal treatment from society, there is a large gap between the numbers of men and women participating in the field of computer science.
Outline Thesis: Einstein’s equation, E=mc2, and the subsequent development of nuclear weapons, has led to an irrevocable change in warfare. Introduction The Development of Nuclear Weapons The Power of Nuclear Weapons The Effects of Nuclear Weapons Changes in tactics The obsolescence of ground troops Civilians as targets The threat of nuclear retaliation Limitation on types of war Guerrilla wars, revolutionary wars, and invasions Surrogate wars Promoter or deterrent?