Category: Ramblings

12
Jul

Go AI + Humans

I got a little leisure time last Sunday and headed off to my favourite proper coffee joint in the next village with a slightly outdated copy of Wired. What a treat I was in for! The best damn article I have read in ages! It not only describes an important and super exciting milestone in the quest for true AI it’s […]

13
Nov

Scratch Coding Club @ School

I’ve been back in the land of green grass and rain clouds for a couple of months now and happily, have been busy as a bee with website projects and… a new venture: Scratch Club – it’s an afternoon activity club for my daughter’s primary school in Kilcock. We’re basically getting together each Tuesday after […]

23
Jul

Working in the Sunshine

Just a heads up – I’m working “remotely” in Australia for a couple months. Many of my clients won’t see much of difference but I certainly do! You can find me on Email [email protected] and on Skype as usual. Trialling the AirBook! Since I arrived here about a month ago I’ve had to adapt to […]

19
Jan

Coding Week – Frozen it is!

So Coding Week at school was a big success! I couldn’t believe how many of the girls seemed to genuinely enjoy the basic concepts of programming. The Week of Code is a global event held in December with the aim of getting more people, young people especially, coding – even just for an hour. The […]

11
Nov

#DigiWomen – Bigger and Better at WebSummit 2014

Well there goes another Web Summit – the biggest yet with over 20,000 people attending. For me the 2014 Web Summit was less about the speakers, spectacle and start-ups and more about the people I met through the #DigiWomen stand. The Web Summit was crazy big this year. There was a LOT going on with two […]

30
Sep

3D Legends

I watched Print the Legend last night on Netflix. And loved it! It’s a fascinating documentary about the people and the story behind two 3D printer start ups – MakerBot and Form Labs. It’s pretty compelling stuff – even if you’re not (or you think you’re not) interested in 3D printing as a technology. I would have preferred […]

20
Mar

#offset2014

Ludicrously excited about Offset tomorrow – and the next day and the next! Even the graphics (see above) for the event are just stunning. And the line up is fantastic! My last Offset was 2 years ago and I am still inspired by the brilliance of the speakers and their work. And now I get […]

27
Feb

Smarts Swap – Sharing Knowledge

Something great happened yesterday. Friend and collaborator Maryrose Lyons and I hooked up for the morning for an exchange of knowledge. She needed to skill up in basic graphics editing with Pixelmator and best practice in applying brand guidelines to graphical content creation. I really needed fresh eyes on a Facebook campaign that’s been a […]

Giving up the Ghost

Ok – I give up. After 3 months of hanging with Ghost Blog I am heading back to WordPress. I was enchanted by minimalist ideal of Ghost Blog but actually in my opinion it’s just not there yet – not really ready for the wide world. For one I believe that comments (and social media […]

8
Nov

I ain’t afraid of no Ghost #1

Before it all becomes a hazy, half forgotten memory I want to share my experience of setting up my Ghost blog. It’s not 100% perfect but for all intents and purposes my Ghost blog is functioning properly. It was quite easy to get it up and running in basic form however, what I struggled with […]