Why I need older women in technology roles

Why I need older women in technology roles

  After reading the latest article on diversity and ageism in technology by Jessica Bateman in the Guardian I felt compelled to share my thoughts on the importance of older women in the technology sector. I’m 31.  Older than the average age of staff in some tech...
Smart in the City

Smart in the City

In May 2016 at the ICT4D conference in Nairobi Dr. Reginald Vachon moderated a session on ‘Smart Cities’. This concept was fairly new to me and as David Gadsden and John Garrity began to unwrap the opportunities of large scale connectivity I began to understand the...
Inventing a Big Life Fix

Inventing a Big Life Fix

A good friend and talented designer once told me, “the key to a good invention is to make something you do everyday easier”. After he told me this I’d often find myself doing everyday things and wondering if I could create something to make the task easier. The best...
Google, what do you keep in your garage?

Google, what do you keep in your garage?

When I first heard about the Google ‘Digital Garage‘ I immediately thought of my dad and his dusty garage, strewn with underused tools and weird and wonderful gadgets. Of course, I then thought, anything with the word ‘Google’ or...
Successful failure

Successful failure

The dictionary definition for failure is: “A lack of success” “The neglect or omission of expected or required action” “The action of something not functioning” The dictionary definition for success is: “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose” “The good outcome of an...