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“It has been amazing to watch a buzzing Launchpad every single day and see how much people enjoy it and how much they learn.” – Anthony Richards

February 1, 2009

After missing the Science Museum’s lates night last Wednesday for adults only (i.e. no kids allowed – finally time to take over the dance mat!), the other half and I went this afternoon. We started off by Exploring Space, which had lots of interesting displays and fun interactive parts. Pretending to be an astronaut never…

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“It is estimated that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs… by the age of 38.” – ShiftHappens

January 28, 2009

There’s something lovely about returning home from a London Girl Geek Dinner only to find myself sitting on the tube next to a couple guys chatting about Java objects and moaning about saving all these ID numbers as ints. What’s a Girl Geek Dinner? The brainchild of founder Sarah Blow, Girl Geek Dinners were started…

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“Did you know that your personal information is being mined in the fight against terrorism?” – Karen Lawrence Öqvist

January 26, 2009

A couple months ago, I asked the BCSWomen for any blogging advice they had to share with a newbie like me. I received a variety of responses, including one from Karen Lawrence Öqvist, who also let me know that her book launch, Virtual Shadows: Your Privacy in the Information Society, was coming up and perhaps…

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“Social networking sites are the reality television of the Internet.” – Jon Gibs

January 17, 2009

I went to my first BCS yesterday, after over 2 years of membership and paying for Professional Member status. The was held by the London Central branch, on The Search for Shared Meaning: How Social Media Changes Everything by Dave Briggs. Now, I’m used to being one of a few women in a room. I’m…

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“The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns, just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.” – Ada Lovelace

January 7, 2009

When you receive no less than 10 separate emails about the same thing in the space of a couple hours, you know something’s happening. I think it’s awesome that in the time between getting home and signing up, to now, when I’m actually getting round to posting this, the number of people signed up has…

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“I’m a PC… AND I am a voice to be heard.” – tristi

December 30, 2008

A few months ago, I was visiting my parents and my MacBook’s power cord split open, exposing wires and refusing to work (with electrical tape firmly in place, of course). As they had recently moved from Manchester, which has two lovely Apple stores, to the lesser-known Warrington, with none, I moaned and wondered how I…

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“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash

December 24, 2008

I know three women that have taken flying lessons. I’m hoping to join that list, but given the current economic climate I’m opting for the far more rationale route of a one-hour taster session, just to make sure I like it, and then put it on hold for another year when I have more money…

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