Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, in honor of International Day of the Girl, we have all the women of Engadget!
Since Engadget launched Growing Up Geek three years ago, we've published nearly 50 essays by Engadget editors (and friends of Engadget) about what it was like being a nerdy, geeky -- dare we say -- dorky child. This week, in honor of International Day of the Girl, we're taking you back through the archives to put the spotlight on the women of Engadget: everyone from Dana Wollman (your friendly neighborhood Ultrabook reviewer) to our recent addition Mariella Moon, who catches breaking news while our American readers are sleeping. Read on to find all of their columns -- plus a few extra, too.
Though you know her best as the lady who reviews lots of laptops, Dana spent much of her Growing Up Geek essay waxing nostalgic about playing SNES with dad. She remembers their gaming sessions fondly, even if he was a sore winner at NBA Jam.
Yahoo has Marissa Mayer, who famously made a spreadsheet breaking down the optimal cupcake ratio. We have Sarah Silbert, who once graphed the distribution of her Halloween candy.
Long before Nicole Lee joined Engadget (and before that, TWiT), she cut her teeth on Atari, Microsoft FrontPage and, when she was feeling fancy, Sony Ericsson's T68i for Bluetooth tethering.
What's a girl to do when her older brother won't let her have a turn at Final Fantasy VII? Save up for her first PlayStation -- and get traumatized by the PC game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time in her spare time.
Before graduating to smartphones, Mariella Moon owned at least six Nokia brick phones, along with something else entirely: a huge, rubber-encased handset that looked like the sole of a shoe.
Friends of Engadget
- Veronica Belmont, co-host of Tekzilla
- Nicole Scott, co-founder of Mobile Geeks
- Natali Morris, editor-in-chief of Crash Test Mom