Nominated for a Northern Power Women 2020 Future List Award – and more!

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It’s been quite a while since I last updated this blog.  We’re talking practically a year and a half! I do apologise, this tardiness in updating is highly embarrassing. So sorry…. yes, really.  Can I go now??

Okay, mental slap on the wrist over, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been quiet for very good reason – I’ve been especially busy working on business development for Assenty, and contracting full-time as a software engineer!  

Lots and lots has happened, there’s been much graft, prayers and tears in the background, and some really, really good developments, not least some of these:

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Event Highlights: Ada Lovelace Day 2018 – #ALD18 #DigitalHer

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Each year Ada Lovelace Day takes place on the second Tuesday of October and sees hundreds of volunteers around the world organising their own independent events to celebrate, promote and support girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Tech Nation on Tour: triumphant in Manchester – #WeAreTechNation

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Wow, what a night!

Yesterday’s Tech Nation on Tour event in Manchester, at the rather select settings of No. 1 Spinningfields was an absolute triumph!

Oversubscribed to the point that over two hundred more people were signed up for a venue that seated 300+, it engaged from the minute we walked in!

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ELIXIR/PHOENIX MIX TIP #2: MIX DEPS.UNLOCK

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If you’re a fan of the Phoenix web framework, written in Elixir, you’ll know I blog a little about it.

Here is the long overdue second installment in my Elixir/Phoenix Mix Tips series.

As previously covered, you can use the following command to update an Elixir package hosted on package manager Hex:

mix deps.unlock out_of_date_dependency

And you can also use the handy mix deps.outdated to find out which packages require updating.

But what if you would like to clean out your mix.lock file?

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Event Highlights: Ladies of Code Manchester – June 2017

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Image credit: Catherine Heath

What amazing times we live in. Here is a picture of the audience at the Ladies of Code Manchester event on 27 June where I got to share my journey in building Assenty, the real-time Q&A platform over at assenty.com.

It’s mostly developers and would-be developers interested in turning an idea into a product. And all ladies!
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Event Highlights: UpFront Conf 2017 – #Upfrontconf

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On Friday 19 May, I was thrilled to attend the UpFront Conf 2017 conference at the Bridgewater Hall where, as part of their Speaker Bursary scheme, I got to present a five minute lightning talk on Assenty, the real-time Q&A platform I’ve been building over at assenty.com. Continue reading