Creating opportunities through connections and conversations

Guess what. Talking to people makes good things happen. I’ve written about this topic before but there are so many different angles to consider, one could probably write a book! Mental note: write a book. Networking might feel like a dirty word. What do you think of when you hear “networking”? Do you imagine a […]

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A comparison of DuckDuckGo and Google features (not privacy)

When I use DuckDuckGo… I really miss Google I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for a while now on my Android phone as my default browser and homescreen search instead of Google Chrome. Obviously the privacy features are great but it has been interesting to see how much of Google I miss! Quite a lot, it turns […]

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An office environment about as chill as a Kafka novel

Would you like to work in this office environment? Looks somewhat anxiety-inducing, no? Perhaps it has a different feel at eye level. Worse or better? Hard to tell! It’s one of Facebook’s offices, apparently. Don’t know from when. I haven’t dug much deeper than the thread of replies on a tweet or two (so don’t […]

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Making Users Happy: User Experience in the Digital Age (Webinar)

I enjoyed delivering this webinar for Bucks HSC in association with Buckinghamshire New University back in January 2021. I covered the following: Why User Experience (UX) is so important to the success of any technology project Understanding your users User Experience is not User Interface design The importance of keeping things simple Examples of good […]

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On Coding Interviews

“The idea that the very design of the interview process may effectively exclude an entire class of job candidates is troubling…” Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/software-developers-coding-interviews-are-a-disaster-and-heres-why/ Well, indeed! “The nature of the technical interview process also means that many job candidates try to spend weeks or months training specifically for the interview, and not the actual job they […]

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Revolutionising School Education in Ghana with Tech

Say hello to RedHippo Virtual Academy. The vision: enable more children in Ghana to access high quality education despite limitations in technology, infrastructure and number of qualified teachers. What we’ve accomplished so far: Studio built in Ghana 300+ video lessons produced for Maths, English and Science across all schooling levels (Primary 1 to SHS 3) […]

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The value of crypto measured in the wastage of energy?

I hadn’t thought of Bitcoin before as having perceived value predominantly *because* it burns so much energy (by design). It’s one way of looking at it, but not the only view. https://cbeci.org This is the downside of the cryptographical complexity required for bitcoin to make sense in the first place. This can be a little […]

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A Celebratory Tale of Connections, Conversations and Creations

Human connections are important. They’re how things happen. Recently I visited the University of Surrey to discuss an associate lecturing opportunity with the head of their Digital Media Arts programme. A nice opportunity in itself; the chance to have another university listed on my professional profile (are we still calling it a CV?) and to […]

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Tech Startup Disrupting the TV & Film Industry

I am proud to have been involved with paperlesschits.com from its inception. After having been bought out by a company based at Warner Brothers in Leavesden, the original codebase has been expanded significantly as part of a strategy of developing a suite of tools to disrupt the TV & Film production industry. Visit the website […]

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Bucks New Uni Digital Degree Apprenticeships Programme Development

As of June 2019, Bucks New University has 13 apprentices studying on the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional programme at Level 4 and Level 5. The majority of the apprentices are on the Software Engineering pathway and are employed at Sky. The remaining apprentices are on either the Data Analyst or Business Analyst pathways. Another […]

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