Just this week our government suggested strongly that we all install an app to help trace our whereabouts. We are living in the weirdest of timelines where a single sick person could spread the virus to several people in their vicinity and not even know for a couple of weeks. Right at the beginning, when … Continue reading Digital Divide & COVID-19
Some of you will know that I am currently a facilitator working for the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust. We are accredited Professional Development Providers through Aotearoa, New Zealand's Ministry of Education. Recently, we were funded by Microsoft New Zealand to run a series of courses in Minecraft: Education Edition. It happened to coincide with the beginning of … Continue reading Teaching Minecraft: Education Edition
I got to go to Te Hui Nui o Te Tai Tonga and it was amazing! Read below for my ramblings and ruminations on a great unconference.
This is a quick overview of PGP Encryption and how to use it yourself! Bulk surveillance violates everyone’s fundamental human rights, it makes free speech risky. This guide will explain what email encryption is (using a commonly known standard called PGP) and will teach you how to use a free tool called mailvelope. Remember, even … Continue reading PGP Encryption and why should you care?
In the current span of my career, i've had many and varied training courses but none have blown my mind like the one I did last week with Sandy and David from Nomad8. In fact, i've specifically done courses on facilitation in the past and I can honestly say none have even come close to … Continue reading Agile…or am I?
About a week ago, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary in Britain announced that Britain would accept the children that were eligible to resettle in Britain from the refugee camp in Calais, France. These are unaccompanied minors (under 18 year olds) that currently have family in Britain. When the children started arriving, what should've been a … Continue reading The Shape of Things to Come?
This is a bit of a musing. Been at NZ Data Forum today. It's been great, as someone who works in a NFP, listening to corporates always gives me insights that I can't get in my tiny bubble. One speaker in particular caused this musing, but it is something that has been in my mind … Continue reading The internet of people
I am currently in the land of the Free. We've flown 14 hours to have a holiday in Washington DC and New York City with the family. It is amazing... I've never been in this part of the US before and it is everything popular media promised us it would be. Washington DC has amazing … Continue reading Pokémon Go and Reality
So this happened (image above obviously) I went to what seemed like a fairly exciting, if fairly normal She# event yesterday... and then three lightning talks later Rocky Heckman the business development manager from the Hololens team came up. The excitement was actually palpable! This was the super secret hush hush first ever demo of the … Continue reading Microsoft #hololens – a non-review
Coasting down the wave of good kudos from my post on IITP Techblog, where I was applauded for being positive about all this 'gender stuff', comes this gem via the Guardian. Go on, go check it out and come on back when you're done. So, let me enlighten you, dear reader, as to why it's … Continue reading Enough already!