Hi, I’m Laura. I worked at Altera Corporation from 1996 to 2014. The bulk of my experience is in product planning, contributing to definitions from Flex 10kE to Stratix 10. My husband and I quit our jobs to live in Malaysia. We’re living off of our savings, so over the past year I’ve been fairly engrossed in all things FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early).
Once a week, I teach English to local Rohingya Refugee kids. I write about that experience here, and on the website for a charity I founded called Rohingya Refugee Education Fund. You can read more about what we’re doing to help these kids on that site.
When I was working for the man, my most satisfying work by far was in directing the Altera Customer Advisory Board. During that ten year span, we worked with customers to align roadmaps. I’ve written a book about it, and plan to publish it soon.