Feb 10, 20197 minute read
This is my new lifestyle post! I had a couple of conferences and events in January lined up where I'd be carrying my laptop and other stuff so I needed a backpack to meet all my needs. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be
Feb 4, 201918 minute read
I attended my first FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Developers Europe Meetup) this year, the event is huge with a massive range of talks running throughout the two days. Here's my account of the weekend.
Feb 1, 201913 minute read
How to get gitting: getting set up with SSH keys, starting a new repo and a basic workflow to add, commit and push changes.
Jan 21, 20199 minute read
I git and use it every(ish) day. In this first part of a three part series, I'm covering what git is, why you should care and the basics of how it works.
Oct 31, 20181 minute read
This year I had a go at being a maintainer for Hacktoberfest by creating a website for anyone in the Tech Nottingham community to contribute too and especially looking to help first timers contribute to open source
Oct 21, 2018 2 minute read
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 1 minute read
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 3 minute read
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 5 minute read
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 8 minute read
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 2 minute read
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 1 minute read
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 1 minute read
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 3 minute read
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 5 minute read
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 3 minute read
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 2 minute read
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 1 minute read
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.