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Jeanine Swatton Tell’s It Like It Is… Facebook, Social Networking and The Smartphone!!

by Parent on November 29, 2011

Dave and Bill welcome back Jeanine Swatton to the CHWR show today… Jeanine talked about – How To Protect Your Smartphone (from hacking etc) During the Holidays!!

She is also an advocate for stopping domestic violence as well as child abuse. She is the founder of iSwatton.com, a software startup focusing on web applications and mobile applications.

Listen to her interview here:

 

Jeanine was born and raised outside of Boston and currently live in Dublin, California. Jeanine has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Boston University. She currently pursuing another Master’s Degree in Cyber Security at the University of Maryland.

Jeanine is certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Intuitive Life Coach, as well as a certified PCR (Psycho-Cellular Repatterning) Spiritual/Energy Healer.

On her free time, she counsels men and women on establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. My interests include anything involving the spiritual and psychic realm.

Jeanine Swatton

    “Remember, you can do whatever you want. The most important thing is to be passionate about what you do. If you follow your passion, success will come your way.”

What I Do
I develop software applications for video security systems. I also develop IPhone applications on the side.

Why Engineering?
I have always been passionate about technology. When I was 16, I took a programming class at MIT in Boston. Ever since then, I was hooked!

My Day At Work
Currently, my team and I are preparing for an upcoming “software release” which means that we can finally sell the software and put it on the shelf. I am working on software bugs. If there are any problems with the code, for example, it crashes, I investigate the cause of the problem and fix it. I also add new features/enhancements to the application. I put together documentation on the changes I made.

The Best Part of Being an Engineer
I love the challenge of creating new applications and seeing the finished product!

Proud Moments
With my first engineering job, I was able to put together test software for the missile guidance system for the Trident Missiles. Once I learned one programming language, i was able to learn so many others as well, including the Objective C programming language for IPhone applications!

Challenges
There have been struggles in terms of being taken seriously as a woman in this field. However, I have not let anyone discourage me from excelling in this field.

My Family
My family was supportive in terms of education but they were not supportive in regards to my passion for engineering. They felt that is was not a woman’s job. They feel differently about it now.

Dreams and Goals
My short-term goal is to inspire young girls and women to pursue a career in engineering. One of my many long-term goals is to inspire and motivate women to live out their passion. I am also an advocate to stop child abuse and domestic violence. I would love to be more involved in these causes. Programming will always be a part of my life. I would love to help non-profits get up to speed in terms of technology. I would love to help them develop a web presence through search engine optimization.

Inspiration
My professors at Boston University were extremely supportive. The chairman of the program inspired me to pursue a Master’s degree. I am forever grateful for the support and encouragement I received from each and every one of the faculty members.

Hobbies
I love to play the piano and love writing articles on technology. I also am a life coach for women.

Want to be an Engineer?
Do it! We are underrepresented in this field! If you do not know how to go about doing it, contact me or another female engineer. We will get you on the path to success. Do not let anyone discourage you from taking this path! I had many people telling me that I could not work in this industry because I was a woman. I did not let them get to me! We are capable of doing whatever we want in life!

School Days
I went to school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for my undergraduate degree. I was the only woman in the programming class! For graduate school, I attended Boston University and received a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Thanks to Jeanine Swatton for joining us today… and we are looking forward to the videos… thanks for creating and offing them to our CHWR audience, and for your help and support!!!

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