Well, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and it’s time to get stuck into Campus Party proper. Not that we’d know about the sun or the birds, of course- we’re in the heart of the O2, surrounded by more innovation, entrepreneurs, and tech types than we ever thought possible. “How can there be so many geeks in the whole UK?”, asks Paolo, our head of campus marketing. We don’t know, Paolo. We don’t know.
Here are some things you should know about our CEO. He started his first business at 17. He has won a lot of awards. He is Rajeeb Dey, and he has a lot of Good Thoughts- so the lovely Start Up Generation called him over for a Twitter chat to pick his brains. But because Twitter chats pretty much vanish into the ether after a few days, and because our internet-addled attention spans can’t cope with whole articles (especially not on a Friday), we’ve bundled the best bits of that chat into this brilliant, ridiculous thing here. Continue reading CEO Rajeeb Dey’s 10 Steps To Success- In 10 Adorable GIFs
The thing is, right, not everyone who likes tech is going to be a CEO. Not everyone who codes is going to invent a new iOS, or Candy Crush. But every single lady involved in tech is making a difference- to the way tech is perceived, and the way the industry is structured– so today, we’re talking to brilliant Delphine, who is studying web design. Think you might, one day, like to study web design? You’re going to love Delphine, and Delphine loves coding. Continue reading An Interview With Delphine, Who Loves To Code So Much She Can’t Explain It
Over here, we’re quietly obsessed with Ada “I Invented Computer Programming Before Computers Even Existed” Lovelace. Actually, we’re loudly obsessed- and frankly, why shouldn’t we be? Ada Lovelace is really pretty great. She’s got a society, and everything, and we couldn’t have a series about girls in tech without dedicating at least one blog just to her. Do you love her? You will when you’ve finished this article. Continue reading There’s Just Something About Ada: Ten Lessons We Can Learn From The Countess of Lovelace
How better to kick off our Women In Tech season than an interview with Roxanne Varza, founder of Girls In Tech UK, former editor of TechCrunch and Microsoft’s Startup Lover? Roxanne is all sorts of great and inspirational, and does SO MANY THINGS in the tech world? Today we talk start-ups, the future, and post-blogger syndrome… Continue reading Interview with Roxanne Varza, Girls In Tech:“In the future, understanding code will be like understanding English”
The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing- what better time to relinquish your laptop and get outside? Not totally relinquish, obviously, we’re not mad- we’ve compiled a list of eight excellent start-ups that use your screen addiction to get you doing something excellent in the wide world beyond the web. Pick up your phone, check out these beauties and get stuck in. Continue reading 8 Summer Adventures In Startups: Lose The Laptop And Get Stuck In
What’s stopping you getting a job you love? Well, according to a report published this week, it might just be something really, really simple. We’ve compiled a list of our top ten skills employers want- and shown you exactly how to get them. With the aid of some space games, some boxed cats and a surrealist compliment generator. Continue reading Skills Employers Want You To Have And How To Get Them: An Enternships Guide
This is an open invitation, and a CALL TO ARMS.
Ladies who code, ladies in tech, ladies who do clever and interesting and geeky things- we need you. The world needs you, and, like Kitchener (only more ladylike), we need YOU.
Making good ideas into good things is an enterprise that tends to require large sums of money, and short of extortion, fraud or a trust fund*, large sums of money can be hard to find.
But fear not! We have relentlessly compiled a list of ways and means to gather together the cash to make your much-beloved dreams come true. So hold out your hot little hands, and read on…