Oct 21, 2018
I use Windows at work and Ubuntu at home. To work from home I remote desktop onto my work machine using the work VPN. Here are the steps I took to get it set up and working.
Oct 6, 2018
I recently needed to interact with a Mongo Database for the first time and I found myself trying to remember these shell commands quite often so I’ve documented them here for future reference.
Mar 5, 2018
I spoke at the NGHS Careers in STEM evening about my role as a Software Engineer and what I actually do every day. I also tried to answer some common stereotypes and myths I often come across. The evening was aimed at encouraging the students into STEM careers by showcasing some of the different careers out there.
Nov 30, 2017
Tech Nottingham ran an evening event at Experian’s offices for students in Nottingham, there were talks by ex-students and local businesses to talk about working life, tech in general, getting a job in tech and why the tech scene in Nottingham is the best! I gave a short talk on my experience of being a student, going into the workplace, going back to uni and now working as a developer in Nottingham. I wanted to convey that job hunting can be tough and share my experiences and the ups and downs I’ve had.
Oct 26, 2017
I attended Hackference, a conference for learning and playing with new fun stuff. It’s based in Birmingham and is a very community focused event, the conference is for learning and then a 24 hour hackathon is run over the weekend to build something with the new things everyone’s learnt and the sponsors APIs.
Sep 24, 2017
I started learning programming in Python but I’ve never used Django before so time to learn! Django Girls is a community led effort to help more women into programming by providing a safe space to learn and a supportive community full of inspiring mentors and helpful resources.
Sep 18, 2017
How to explain web development to non technical work people? There’s many different stakeholders involved in building a website in a web agency, how to explain how it’s built and put together if they have no knowledge of web building?
Jul 23, 2017
I did a talk explaining Ransomware to the rest of the company recently. The talk covered what Ransomware is and why it’s become such a successful malware, looking in particular at the WannaCry outbreak and an overview of public/private key encryption.
May 4, 2017
I regularly attend the Women in Tech Notts meetups, I really enjoy the wide variety of talks and meeting interesting and friendly people - plus free pizza! When Jess (Team organiser) asked me if I wanted to give a talk I was a bit unsure what I could do a talk on but also excited to be a speaker at the meetup.
Nov 1, 2016
Super proud to have taken part in Hacktoberfest this year! It was hard to find stuff to contribute too, loads of projects I wanted to contribute to but not many I felt I could do. Aim for next year, have loads more contributions under my belt!
Oct 29, 2016
Last weekend I was at Hackference! A weekend hack in Birmingham for students and non students sponsored by Algolia, Microsoft, Pusher, Pebble and loads more.
Oct 6, 2016
I’ve been doing a lot of driving recently so I’ve taken the opportunity to listen to some of my favourite tech and programming podcasts.
Sep 20, 2016
I’ve just finished doing my Masters in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. I handed in my summer project last week and I’m now doing freelance web development and looking for a new career opportunity.