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Anisha Malde talked about her blockchain experiences at the Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference 2018

Anisha was singularly impressive, aged 23, after recently graduating she was hired by IBM as blockchain developer. Nine months in and she’s giving a presentation at the Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference 2018. Wow!

She first explained the benefits of the blockchain over traditional transactions processed and controlled by institutions such as banks.

She then outlined how blockchain works at a high-level, then gave some examples of uses such as smart contracts and the supply chain program she (and team) created in a 48-hour hackathon.

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Blockchain 2.0 to 4.0

Finally, she moved on to future applicaton uses in blockchain 3.0 combining analytics with the internet of things (IoT) such as owning your medical data and sharing it only with consultants of your choosing. …


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Sketchnotes of talk by Darya Yegorina

Darya Yegorina of @Cleverbooks presented this talk about AR in education at the Women of Silicon Roundabout conference.

We can no longer rely on knowing which jobs will emerge in the next 10 years, however we can prepare learners with skills that are applicable to a wide range of emerging jobs such as complex-problem solving and collaboration skills.

A lot of current tech is dying whilst new tech emerges, such as AR with the benefits of creatting an immersive and rich sensory experience, whilst enabling development of some of the key skills required for work life in 2020.

Simple triggers on printed materials such as specific pixels, QR codes, or any unique feature on the page can be utilised with a mobile phone app to access content types such as video, audio, 3d visualisation, animations — bringing further depth to the printed page and allowing for exploratory experiences through past, present or future. …


Kathryn Brett Goldman of Cybermaniacs was speaking at the Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018 event in London.

She helped to explain why we are feeling overwhelmed by the number of changes in technology combined with the rate of change accelerating. Everything is going really, really fast yet we feel like we’re going really, really slow (cue sloth).

What we should be thinking about are opportunities for ‘combinatorial’ tech where you combine two things together to create your product offering, an example was the Nokia phone introduced in 2002 combining a phone + camera, which is now ubiquitous in all mobile phones. …


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Sketchnotes of David Troy’s TEDx talk

David Troy’s session was just before lunch and really the darkness descended over us, I mean it was pretty scary learning about dark posts on Facebook used during the US election and Brexit campaigns, which target specific people based on their OCEAN personality profile — feeding them tailored campaign messages and fake news to influence their behaviour. …


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Sketchnotes of Jo Boaler’s talk at TEDxOxford 2107

As someone who’s always struggled with understanding maths (thank you excel for saving me from ever having to calculate) this talk resonated with me.

I admit I have a visual brain (as do most of us it seems), so by the time Jo Boaler got to the end of her talk I was completely convinced, “Wow, this is IT. …


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Sketchnotes of Nikki Eberhardt’s talk @TEDxOxford 2017

Nikki Eberhardt began by referencing the recent global ‘disasters’ of Brexit and Trump, what a crazy and disempowering times we live in, right?

Now is the time to find and unleash your inner campaigner! …


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Sketchnotes made at TEDxOxford 2017

Mannat Malhi opened TEDxOxford with a moving story of her identity and culture, explaining the Sikh meanings behind never cutting your hair.

She invited judgement from the moment she stepped on stage with her bright blue dress and white Kurt Geiger heels, then proceeded to overturn our instant misconceptions.

Growing up she didn’t realise having mega long hair was so different until a random girl yanked her long braid aged 10, calling her a, ‘Freak!’.

Despite her distinctive hair drawing negative attention and questions she stuck with it and with her beliefs, even when her parents gave her the choice to cut her hair in her teenage years. …


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Sketchnotes of Short Cuts podcast by Josie Long – Series 10 – Vox


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The end of time — Short Cuts podcast, Josie Long


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Intentions for 2017: the year of energy

Many of my intentions build on my 2016 ones but with some new things to try and learn. Important to get everything down in order to keep up the good habits as well as to try and introduce new ones.

I spent a lot of 2016 being tired (various vitamin deficiencies), so my one-word theme for 2017 is Energy. The expanded version is: be energetic and give generously. I want to expect more of myself but also be more giving — to my team, my friends, my family.

It’s a double-edged sword as I know I need to conserve energy with rest, relaxation and solitude, whilst I also want to be more energetic and give more energy to people and things. …

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digital manager meets sketchnotes & stuff. work = managing digital platform & content ops teams. play = artist @Oxonartweeks and yoga teacher

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