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Monthly round-up: April 2016

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Krakow

The fact that this post is being written flying thousands of feet above the UK and 10 days late probably goes some way towards conveying that it’s been a rather busy and travel-filled time recently! April began with a continuation of the Discovery work I’d been doing with Innovate UK and the Open Data Institute,… Read more


Patchwork it!

Monday April 18, 2016

Patchwork header

Back in 2014 whilst I was looking for communities to participate in, I joined a mailing list of women in technology. Conversations on the list were varied, but quite early on in my membership one message asking for advice stood out – from Olivia from Patchwork (formerly Patchwork Present). Olivia briefly introduced her company and… Read more


Monthly round-up: March 2016

Saturday April 2, 2016

March! Where have you gone? Are we already at that point of the year where we’re starting to mention how fast it’s going? This has been a month of adventure, illness, a return to hotel carpet documentation, and a lot of whiteboarding and post-iting. The first full week brought with it a chance to get… Read more


Indirectly listening to your audiences

Thursday March 31, 2016

When new projects are started, as digital people we often speak to stakeholders in the organisation we’re dealing with to understand their needs, and hopefully we also speak to some of their audiences too. This could be through direct interaction – performing some lab-based testing, guerrilla testing, using surveys, interviews, or workshops. It could also… Read more


Tech Talk at West Thames College

Tuesday March 29, 2016

West Thames College

15 years ago, my personal school and Sixth Form experience of being taught anything related to computers (or ‘ICT’ as it was at the time) was at best a mixed experience. Like many my age, I fell into the gap of having an interest and knowing that there was more that could be done with… Read more


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