RDA SE Conference

By Saturday, October 25, 2014 0 Permalink 0

This year I was invited to speak the RDA (Riding for Disabled Association) South East conference after running the 2014 London Marathon to raise funds. Although a little daunting presenting to so many people, also a very useful day to meet other volunteers and learn more about the charity across the region. So for anyone that ...

Backup… Totally worth it!

By Sunday, September 28, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I nearly lost 10 years worth of data (& I work for a company that sells backup solutions!) NEVER under estimate the importance of having a backup!!!! ... and I don't just mean 1-copy, I had a backup of my data on an external hard-drive but I somehow managed to drop this at the same time ...

Technology Leadership Academy

By Saturday, May 31, 2014 0 Permalink 0

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Technology Leadership Academy ran by everywomen (if you are interested the event info is here). It was great to take a day out to focus specifically on personal development, the day focused on "re-inventing" ourselves, we know that business is changing but we are failing ...

Race Report: London Marathon

By Friday, April 18, 2014 0 Permalink 0

My alarm went off at 5:42 (yes you right read that right... those extra 2 minutes made all the difference!), I already had everything prepared so all I had to do was get dressed and of course eat my porridge at stupid o'clock! Arrived at the Bracknell sports centre just after 6:15am and was greeted with ...

All set for the marathon!

By Saturday, April 12, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I still can't believe that tomorrow I will be running THE London Marathon! I remember watching it on TV as a kid, I remember my very first run where I couldn't even finish a mile, I remember not being able to walk up the stairs through sheer pain of such a short run! I remember ...

The highs & lows of marathon training

By Friday, March 14, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I officially started my marathon training at the beginning of Jan; although I am a keen runner I have never ran a full marathon so these past few months have certainly been a challenge for me. With flooding, torrential rain (one time we had to literally climb around some fencing to get through a flood!), ...

Software is changing the world

By Friday, March 7, 2014 1 Permalink 0

Software is disrupting every industry and today is the biggest differentiator! Your sick of hearing about how Netflix disrupted the media industry but ultimately this has been a wake up call for many organizations. We all know and love the traditional software development lifecycles where every couple of years we see a significant update (often difficult for ...

The world of IT is changing

By Friday, January 10, 2014 0 Permalink 0

What I love about working in the world of technology is that it is ever changing; it is a never ending learning curve and there is always something new and exciting to learn about - you will never get bored! An interesting observation I've recently had is how graduates perceive IT careers; from discussions I've had it is ...