2021 Vision

New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday. It appears since New Year’s Day 2018 I had inadvertently began the tradition of reading through snippets of my old blog to reflect on the past however many years. (Hello, “From the Archives” series!) Of course, what with the timewarp of 2020, this tradition had come much earlier on than anticipated: There are three things to acquaint yourself with Nabzz, … Continue reading 2021 Vision

Women in Software Engineering 3.0

Launched in 2019, the W.I.T (Women in Tech) Republic community aspires to foster an empowering space for women in technology disciplines and for those who are also interested in pursuing a future in this field. Within a year, the community has gained over 2,600 members actively engaging to close the gender gap in technology. Utilising digital approaches to educate one another in emerging topics and … Continue reading Women in Software Engineering 3.0

National Coding Week: Our Stories in the Tech World

Whilst National Coding Week has drawn to a close, let us continue to hone the digital skills we have developed throughout those seven days, let us continue to manifest the opportunities in the technology sector and let us continue to nurture the network we have built through connecting with like-minded people. I wanted to take this opportunity to share the story of myself and many … Continue reading National Coding Week: Our Stories in the Tech World

National Coding Week: My Top 5 Coding Communities

Happy National Coding Week! This momentous occasion is running from 16th September 2019 to 22nd September 2019. Beginning in 2014 as a volunteer-led organisation, it aspires to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run energising and engaging digital events. To date, it has gained recognition nationwide, continues to build a prominent presence on social media having been the 3rd most tweeted … Continue reading National Coding Week: My Top 5 Coding Communities

From the Archives: Let’s Talk about Shyness.

Despite a certain famous lasagne-loving cat’s notion, Mondays are great. I love Mondays. A fresh week, a fresh start, a fresh perspective. Whatever it may be. In particular, Monday lunchtimes give me the opportunity to catch up on my favourite blogs, having many bloggers publicising their posts the previous Sunday evening or early hours of the new week. Akin to a new episode of your … Continue reading From the Archives: Let’s Talk about Shyness.

The Italian Beauty Edit

A getaway abroad is not complete without a trip to Sephora or two! The apartment in Trastevere was situated within a sweet five minute walk from Sephora and Kiko. Each evening resulted in hands swatched with lipsticks and eyeshadows. Kiko Milano Cosmetics Eyes Palette The Kiko Eyes Palette is a compact travel-sized palette, adorned with versatile neutral shades for day and night. The eyeshadow range … Continue reading The Italian Beauty Edit

When in Rome: Day 6

Our final full day in Rome had one objective only: to savour every single second humanly possible. We arose from our slumber and had our penultimate breakfast in the apartment with the background chatter of the locals enjoying their morning espresso and the gentle summer breeze brushing us from the balcony. Since Day Five was our take on “Best Of” a la Mariah Carey’s 2001 greatest … Continue reading When in Rome: Day 6

When in Rome: Day 3 + Day 4

Day 3 We’re going off the grid today. An adventure within an adventure, if you wish. Not much contact with anyone else and off to a very unfamiliar part of the city. The outskirts. The deserted. The isolated. Just call us Bear Grylls. This can only go surprisingly well or absolutely disastrous… Like clockwork, we arose early in the morning and got ready, followed by … Continue reading When in Rome: Day 3 + Day 4

#FFCONF

#FFCONF, regarded as a single-track conference repeated twice, was one of the first large-scale conferences I had ever attended. It was back in 2016: I was in the midst of the first semester of my Final Year and collating research for my dissertation. I was famish for new ways to develop new techniques, hone my existing knowledge and do everything in between when I found … Continue reading #FFCONF