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A Web Autobiography

Shoemaker Group (2003-present)
Technology consulting for nonprofits -- in particular building "small webs for large impacts" and supporting virtual office setups (email, conferencing)
Currently concentrating on WordPress implementations, especially those based on, e.g.
AAUW, 1994 -
Member, AAUW Leadership Corps, 2011-2013
Convener, OpenUp AAUW network
Co-Founder, AAUW Tar Heel Branch
Wiki manager,
AAUW voter education, (an online voter guide)
Manager of @aauwnc and AAUW NC Facebook page
AAUW Facebook group administrator, 2007- [See also AAUW Social Media Strategy and AAUW Virtual Branch Conversation.]
Member, AAUW Organizational Structure and Governance and Intermediate Structure Task Forces (2007-2009)
Member, AAUW Technology Usability Working Group (2005-2009)
President (2006-2008), AAUW NC
Web manager (1996-2011), Raleigh/Wake County branch
Web manager (2001-present), AAUW NC
Technology Chair (2000-2005), AAUW NC
Member, Program Development Committee, (2001-2003), AAUW
Notes on Technology at AAUW 2001 convention
IT 2001 rabble rouser and (2005) founder of
EF Fundraiser through nature photo sales
Involved in NC Women United as representative from AAUW NC, web manager, board member (2002-2006, 2009-2013) and more.
HAHT Commerce, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Technical Support, Training, System Administration Consulting, 1996-2001
HAHT Software was an "Internet Startup" when I joined it in 1996, just as it released version 1.0 of HAHTsite. In 2005, they were purchased by GXS.
Mississippi State University and Starkville, MS
Faculty wife, student, etc., 1993-95. Where I first joined AAUW ...
PRC, (mostly Realty Systems) McLean, VA
UNIX System Administration, Training, 1986-1993
PRC was a large government contracting company with a small commercial piece dominated by the Realty Systems section providing IT solutions to the real estate industry. Realty Systems may have survived at the link noted above. PRC has been bought and is now, I think, part of Northrup-Grummon.
ICASE, Hampton, VA
UNIX System Administration, 1982-1986
ICASE, the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering, has ceased operation. It was operated by USRA at NASA Langley Research Center.
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Faculty, 1979-1981
SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Faculty, 1977-1979
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Student, 1973-1977
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Student wife, Computer Support, 1972-1973
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Student, 1971-1972

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Student, 1967-1971
Class agent (fundraiser), 2003-2011

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Summer High School Student, 1967
Longmeadow Public Schools, Longmeadow, MA.
Student, 1956-1967

Professional Interests

Professional Societies, etc.

NTEN, Nonprofit Technology Network
NCTech4Good (local NTEN)
USENIX, The Advanced Computing Systems Professional and Technical Association.
Association for Computing Machinery
Triangle Web Women


Paula Jones and Nancy Shoemaker, "Collaboration Tools", NCTech4Good conference, June 25, 2010. PPT, Handout.

Leandra Ganko and Nancy Shoemaker, Using WordPress, NCTech4Good meetup, February 17, 2010.

Panelist at AAUW 2009 Convention - Website Tools Roundtable (see
Presentation on Facebook - slides

Panelist at a BPW Raleigh meeting on "Surviving the Electronic Age," October 28, 2008. Handout.

Paula Jones and Nancy Shoemaker, Presentation at Research Triangle Net Tuesday meetup, September 9, 2008.
Discussion and demo of online communication and conferencing tools. See also summary of the meeting at
Nancy Shoemaker, The NCWU Virtual Office, presentation to NCWU Board, August 26, 2008
Part of the board orientation
Nancy Shoemaker, 'Net Collaboration on the Cheap, STC Carolina Communiqué, Q2 2008
Nancy Shoemaker, Tech Session at AAUW NC 2007 Fall Meeting - info on new and new
High Point, October 19, 2007
Nancy Shoemaker, Presentations at AAUW 2007 Convention, Phoenix
Information on the Member Services Database - part of presentation on the new website
Webmanagers special interest group - info on what the webmanagers needed to know/do
Nancy Shoemaker, Beyond E-mail: Using New Tools to Connect with your Stakeholders and Spread Your Message, NC Center for Nonprofits Conference, Sept. 21, 2006.
See for slides, handouts and more.
Betty Bayless and Nancy Shoemaker, Technology Workshop, AAUW South Atlantic/Southeast Central Joint Regional Conference, June 11, 2006.
See Web Tour for the basis of this presentation and the handouts. The presentation was repeated by Betty and Fong Cheng at the 2006 AAUW Conference of State Leaders, June 24, 2006.
Nancy's Magic Show: Technology and AAUW, updates and tips. AAUW NC Convention, April 16, 2005.
Web site with links to the information presented.
Nancy Shoemaker, "Information gathering tools and their uses: Forms on RTPnet", RTPnet Fourth Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, May 30, 2003.
More information
Sue Metz and Nancy Shoemaker, "Selling AAUW", Workshop for AAUW NC 2003 Summer Leadership Conference, High Point, July 20, 2002. Based on a workshop from the Association Membership department. See the booklet for complete credits.
Overview, Booklet, Slides

Nancy Shoemaker, Sharing session at the AAUW South Atlantic Regional Conference, Tampa, FL, June 8, 2002.
Summary from all states, North Carolina Handout (including Technology manifesto)

Nancy Shoemaker, "Communications, Technology and AAUW". Presentation to NCSU COM 250 class, June 11, 2002. Note that some of the details here may be estimates used for purposes of illustration.
Rachel Fuller and Nancy Shoemaker, Workshop for 7th graders: "Programming for the Web", Expanding Your Horizons Conference, NCSU, March 12, 2002.
Summary and Resources
Nancy Shoemaker, "AAUW NC Web sites", AAUW Greensboro meeting, Jan. 12, 2002.
Wendy Armour Dickinson and Nancy Shoemaker, "Tech-Savvy in the Branches" SIG, AAUW Convention, June 24, 2001.
Handout, Summary of Discussion
Nancy Shoemaker, "Web Workshops: Women and Math Mentoring, AAUW, and HAHT Commerce", AAUW Raleigh/Wake County branch meeting, November 16, 2000.
Handout, Slides
More information (2001)
Nancy Shoemaker, "Technology Workshop", AAUW NC Convention, April 8, 2000.
Lauren Crowley and Nancy Shoemaker, "Going Online: Publishing on the World Wide Web", AAUW Convention workshop, June, 1999.
Slides, Handout, Glossary
Betty Jacob and Nancy Shoemaker, "The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R): An Interpersonal Tool for System Administrators", USENIX System Administration Conference (LISA VII), Supplementary Materials, November, 1993, pp. 7-15.
Full text of paper: PDF (83KB)
Multiple Objective Linear Programming papers (1977-81).
I'd suggest you contact
Prof. J.G. Ecker,
if you are interested in this.


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See also older archive
See newer information on Ravelry (nes49)
Visit to Ocracoke. (2003)
Steve fishing in the back yard pond. (2003)

Here's the standard mug shot (of a younger me):

I hope you enjoyed the visit!

Last update: 04-Oct-2013
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