First warm beach trip of the year

In mid-May Tim and I popped down to North Devon in the UK for a post-engagement/pre-birthday catch up with my family. We spend Saturday on Saunton Sands hanging out on the beach. Thankfully the sun had finally come out after a month of constant rain. We had an awesome BBQ and frolicked  in the sand dunes.  My nieces were very willing, photogenic subjects for me!

Interviewed for a BBC Podcast about being in Technology

On Sunday I attended the first Geek Girl Meetup in London. see here

It was a great event, lovely to see such a vibrant and varied tech scene in London. There was a total cross section of people there too, from startup entrepreneurs to low latency Java devs to web developers.

I did a short version of my Altering the perception of the Software Developer talk and was also on a panel discussing whether or not, but having female only technical events are we creating a “girl ghetto”.

After the panel I was asked to be interviewed for a BBC 5 live podcast where I talked about why I became a software developer and about being a female in the tech industry.

This is the link to the article BBC 5 Live Outriders

And this to the Podcast

The Geek Girl Meetup section starts around minute 10 and I’m on at about 14.20. But listen to the whole thing!