Google Innovator – Nov ’19 Part 2

Following on from my post about the application for Google Innovator, here are thoughts on the build up to the training! Part 2 – the Build Up Differing from any other training I’d been on before, there was a lot more hype in the build up to Google Innovator – we were quickly added toContinue reading “Google Innovator – Nov ’19 Part 2”

Google Innovator – Nov ’19 part 1

I’ve been busy of late… mostly, I’ve been busy being a mother, which has meant that a lot of my interesting tech stuff has fallen by the wayside (I would love to have built an automatic pram rocker, but my baby brain would not even begin to know where to start). That being said, someContinue reading “Google Innovator – Nov ’19 part 1”

Kitty Ears by KonichiwaKitty

In my last blog post, I wrote about some contemporary inspirational role models that could help to encourage more teenage girls to get involved with STEAM subjects. One of the people I talked about in the post was scientist Rachel AKA KonichiwaKitty. Earlier this month, Rachel announced that she was launching a learn-to-solder kit onContinue reading “Kitty Ears by KonichiwaKitty”

Role Models

Well, here goes… attempt number two to write this post after the original version disappeared into the ether last night for no apparent reason. People often ask me what we can do to address the gender inbalance in the world of coding, computing and digital making and I always have the same reply “We needContinue reading “Role Models”

2017 in review

I was going to write a Facebook post or a brief tweet about all of the things I’ve been up to this year, but then I realised that professionally, 2017 has been one of the most exciting and varied years of my life – so much has happened that, looking back, I can’t believe it’sContinue reading “2017 in review”

PiWars, Ada Awards and Text Adventures

Once again, it’s been a busy few months both at work and outside of work. Sometimes I take a look at the last 12 months and wonder how so much could’ve happened in such a short amount of time. This time last year, I was excited about travelling to Glasgow and Belfast, now I’ve beenContinue reading “PiWars, Ada Awards and Text Adventures”

Computational Thinking in Brazil

I’ve been fairly quiet recently, but at least I have a decent excuse. Way back in November, I was asked to help write a computational thinking scheme of work for some Canadian schools called Maple Bear – confusingly, I was told that the scheme would be deployed in Brazil, but I had great fun workingContinue reading “Computational Thinking in Brazil”