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Dance Hack Day 2017: a Whirlwind Adventure

Dance Hack Day is a global celebration of technology and the choreographic arts.  Participating in this year’s Amsterdam sister site event with an evolution of my light-up motion-responsive Arduino costume was a joy and a privilege. My biggest learning from the weekend is that with the right kind of supportive and open environment, even someone … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: The Rest is Just Syntax

Last week I was invited to observe a women in technology celebration day for young teenagers who are starting to look at the kinds of higher educational paths they want to pursue.  The highlight of the day for me was meeting Genevieve Smith-Nunes, an educator who uses arts to convey computer science concepts–and computer science … Continue reading

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Data for Good: DataKind’s Data Dive, 6-8 June 2014

This weekend I volunteered for my first Data Dive, DataKind UK’s initiative to connect data scientists with charities and social organisations to help them tackle some of their biggest challenges.  This month’s Data Dive focused on Buttle UK, the Access Project, Shooting Star Chase and Citizens Advice Bureau, looking at a range of issues from … Continue reading