Bringing Diversity to STEM Education

Research shows that the way sciences are communicated to young people is not gender inclusive. What’s more, young Europeans, both boys and girls, still have very little idea of the diversity of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the skills that are relevant for those paths. These two factors have a significant […]

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Free Resources to Teach Kids Computational Thinking

As a teacher or parent if you are looking to teach kids computational thinking and coding then there are lots of free resources available. I was blown away by the myriad resources, books, games, toys, gadgets and robots available to teach kids coding at BETT2017. There are a number of free resources available and here […]

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February 17, 2017

Woman in Tech from NTU, Singapore

How I started as a Woman in Tech? Twenty years ago, I went to Nanyang Technological University to study Computer Engineering on the SIA-NOL Undergraduate Scholarship championed by Singapore Ministry of Education. It was a life changing experience! It was a holistic learning experience through a practical and rigorous undergraduate programme, an enriching campus life […]

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January 23, 2017

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How Being a Founder is Like Being a Parent

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience & the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” – Harriet Tubman Being a parent and being a founder of a startup are two of life’s most challenging roles that some do at the same […]

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December 2, 2016

How to teach a preschooler programming

I did a guest post on The Genius Experiment when I was introducing my 4 year old daughter to programming and computing via various tools, programs and apps. Some favourite tools that I shared are: Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of […]

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January 20, 2016

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Robotics for Inspiring Kids to Learn Programming

When I was a little girl, I wished I could build a robot similar to the robot “Vicky” in Small Wonders TV series. V.I.C.I. (an acronym for Voice Input Child Identicant, pronounced “Vicky”) was a robot in the form of a 10-year-old girl. Vicky could do amazing things like a machine but looked like a human, though without […]

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Learning How to Create an iPhone App

I studyied computer programming nearly two decades ago. Since I moved from technology to management, I have not done much coding in the last few years. However, I have always wanted to create y own app. So I have decided to learn iOS programming. For those who are looking to develop their technical skills, there […]

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September 12, 2015

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Digital Skills Gap in UK and the How it is Being Tackled

We are going through a digital revolution driven by high-speed internet connectivity, proliferation of mobile devices and growth in user generated content. One of the greatest challenges we face is a lack of knowledge to create technology. The UK is facing a significant skills shortage with 1.4m digital professionals needed over the next five years. BT’s CEO […]

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