Donna Lindskog

Donna Lindskog is an Information Systems Professional (retired) and has her Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina. She has worked in the IT industry since 1978. Most of those years were at SaskTel where she progressed from Programmer, to Business Analyst, to Manager. At one point she had over 48 IT positions reporting to her and she has experience outside of IT managing Engineers. As a Relationship Manager, Donna worked with executive to define the IT Principles so departmental roles were defined. As the Resource Manager in the Corporate Program/Project Management Office, she introduced processes to get resources for corporate priorities. In 2003 she was given the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Technology.

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Technical Debt tracking supports projects to “do it right”

I am encouraged that projects have begun to track their technical debt. As Kevin Casey writes, “The name is more self-explanatory than most tech...

IT needs to have skills that are practiced and current

Do you view yourself as an expert? How do you know? We need to be able to describe our skills and honestly say what...

Rogers outage requires redefinition of quality

There has been recent progress since Rogers cell coverage was unavailable July 8 and several days afterward.  The government is now requiring all cell...

Law needed requiring AI to be fair, accountable and transparent

In a discussion on how artificial intelligence is being used as an explanation to avoid accountability, and we explore how AI works and the somewhat complicated concerns we should have about its use.

What is Wordle worth?

The free online game - code written by a software engineer in his spare time - has no doubt gone viral. Now, the New York Times has bought it, and programmers should note the payday.

TV affects perceptions about IT

The public thinks IT people break the rules. TV, movies, and other media, and the stereotype of the white hat hacker is affecting how they see people with computer skills: ignoring privacy rules and digging up all the data that other computer people hoard in hidden databases, without seeing any consequences. This is not a perception that we want to encourage.

Kudos to the latest Facebook whistleblower

Exploring the latest Facebook whistleblower news, and company responsibilities.

Vaccine passport apps may cause digital divide

Those without internet access may struggle with vaccine passport rules. IT professionals must consider the ethics of making apps that will be used to exclude people from society by creating a digital divide.

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