Women in Technology #3

This month’s WIT went to W1 for a civilised evening of pizza, puds and lively chat.

Jamillah Knowles gave us an insight into the history of Radio 5’s Pods & Blogs – a weekly podcast since 2007 and the BBC’s first. Pods & Blogs takes a look at world events from the perspective of the online community, many pushing the boundaries of technology. We also heard some facts about the Ouch Podcast from Gids.

There was a discussion on Twitter etiquette, different approaches to using it for business purposes and personal use.

Jamillah and I gave a short report on some of the fab sights at last weekend’s Maker Faire in Newcastle – from tesla coils to soldering teens. I mentioned the inspiring talk given by Mitch Altman and the key to Noisebridge Hackspace which I now have on my keyring as a symbol of Hacker ethics of excellence and also visit the SF hackers. I also described how Hackspaces work and their open policy.

There was also a hilarious confessional session on our worst email cockups, which I’d love to tell all on, but should prolly follow table NDA rules ;-)

Re. WIT news, I’m still trying to set up a workshop on public or presentation speaking. I haven’t had any luck with finding sponsorship but may go along to Toastmasters to find out if we could use some of their methods.

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