This week will be my last week at FreeAgent. The past 18 months has been a real education in a fast moving startup. I’ve been extremely lucky to see FreeAgent go through an IPO, agreed a significant partnership with RBS, but also help Roan Lavery (Chief Product Officer) grow the product management function here. It’s … Continue reading Moving onto Sainsbury’s Bank
Now that the days are actually starting earlier (after emerging from the slightly bleak Scottish winter), I'm finding myself taking the time out every morning to write in 750 words. Having the space to write down and process all your thoughts is one of the best and most mindful things that I do. And recently, … Continue reading An experiment – this week I learned
This time last year, I mentioned that I was heading off to work in Ginsberg.io full time. It's been the start of the biggest rollercoaster year, where the Ginsberg team has launch new SDKs and a new mobile app, and partnerships with other organisations including working with Open mHealth. The project is now on hold at the … Continue reading Staying in Government – moving to Digital Public Services
After 5 successful years running Interface3 (and latterly, Tigerface Games), I’ve decided to close the doors. We’ll be winding things down by the end of the year. Incidentally, before you ask – Interface3 as a business is doing fine. I’ve just decided to move on and do something else. Lots of people have asked why, … Continue reading Moving On: From Interface3 to Ginsberg.io
Video games, like photography, music, cinema and literature, have tremendous value aside from any consideration of financial gain. If the incentive that we present to young people for making games is predominantly a financial one, then we are all the poorer. Video games allow people to express themselves and present the ways in which they … Continue reading Video games outside of financial gain?
I’m going to start this blog post with a confession.About 2 years ago, I met with 2 wonderful teachers from the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. They got in touch after hearing about the autism app that we were publishing, and we talked about technology and its role in education. At some point, our conversation drifted … Continue reading Learning to code? Passion projects meetup
"I'm stuck, it's dark. I'm overwhelmed." "It's ok. I know what its like down here. And you're not alone." "Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection." The power of empathy - explained in a 3 min video:
Mystic Peg is an easy, simple way for anyone to see what their week is going to be like. When you look at your diary, you might just see a list of events and appointments. But imagine if you could write down how you felt about each meeting or coffee with a colleague and then … Continue reading Want to find out whether you’re going to have a good week? There’s an app for that!
This makes me sad:
Someone just emailed me to ask what Women in Tech organisations there are in Scotland. Since I've written them down on an email, figured that I would post them here to - just for anyone that's starting out, or new to Scotland. DISCLAIMER - This is a short list of the organisations I know just … Continue reading A (short) list of Women in Tech organisations in Scotland