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
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
Recently, I've been involved in a new initiative called Project Ginsberg, which is about creating new services around common mental health issues such anxiety, mild to moderate depression and stress. To let the tech community know a bit more about the target audience, and what we've been upto, I gave a talk at a recent … Continue reading Depression and Tech – a Techmeetup Talk
This article made me laugh:A scalable business or activity refers to one that requires little additional effort or cost for each unit of output it generates. Example: Making software is a scalable business (building it requires lots of effort up front; distributing a million copies over the Web is relatively painless). Venture capitalists crave scalable … Continue reading Scalable businesses more desirable than Lindsey Lohan reports Forbes!
working on something which I care aboutworking with people that I trusthaving great friends and family that are incredibly supportiveachieving my childhood ambitionget to play games and call it 'research'Interface3 has just crossed another milestone. Through these last few years, we've worked hard and kept going. I aim to have the same commitment and standards … Continue reading Things I am thankful for
Well, it's been a while but it's been worth the wait. Sharon Moore and I are organising a BCS Women dinner/event on 27th June, starting at 6pm at the IBM offices in Edinburgh. Save the date!
The last 6 months has seen two of my best friends get engaged - Phil and Hilary and Ianthe and Mark.Ianthe and Mark's wedding won't be until Summer 2013 (it seems so long away!) and it since it's going to my first wedding as a bridesmaid! Congratulations to them both!