DXC Cares: DXC Vietnam visits disadvantaged children on Children’s Day 2017

Continuing our sharing of DXC Cares stories, this one is about helping disadvantaged children in Vietnam. Read this inspirational story from Trinh Dang, one of the volunteers. On International Children’s Day of Vietnam, June 1, 2017, DXC Vietnam employees visited the children currently being raised at Hung Phuoc Pagoda in Ben Tre (about 120 kilometers […]

Choosing wisely: STEM subjects

Its easy for the older generations to look at the subjects available at schools that relate to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and understand the value that they hold in the workplace today, however looking through the lens of young person choosing their options, it’s not so easy. How do I know? Well, I […]

Are women leaders the mothers of transformation?

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My last blog got me thinking about the main characteristics of a transformational leader and how they sound, well, almost motherly. Think about it: When we consider leadership outside the corporate context, surely the greatest leaders in many of our personal lives are our mothers, our caregivers. Where would we be now without all their compassion and hard work, their nagging about […]

Learning to code: Where to start

With all the recent STEM activities I have been involved with and blogged about, I have been asked to write some posts around how someone can start learning to code. The school curriculum covers an element of coding with some subjects, and pupils may be lucky to get a BBC Micro:bit or Raspberry Pi, however […]

Cloud Foundry offers cloud developer certification

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Many people can talk a good cloud game, but when it comes to building cloud applications, it’s another matter. That’s why the Cloud Foundry Foundation and The Linux Foundation is creating a cloud developer education and certification initiative: The “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. In a recent survey, the Cloud Foundry Foundation found that “64% of IT […]

Science camp and STEM with Scouts

After some months of planning and organisation, this past weekend  (17th to 19th March 2017) I ran a Science Camp for around 50 Scouts at a local Scout camp site. Being a STEM Ambassador is another part of spreading the importance of STEM subjects to young people. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM […]

Giving back as a STEM Ambassador

I recently have joined (as part of a team at work) the STEM Ambassadors Programme in the UK, which is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and STEM Ambassadors are people with experience in one or many of these fields who use […]

How to pick up DevOps without tears

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To really make use of the cloud, any cloud, you need to know DevOps. There’s only one little problem with that. No one really teaches DevOps 101 … until now. The Linux Foundation and edX, the nonprofit online learning platform will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for DevOps. The course, LFS161x – […]

Smart cities need smart citizens – and that starts with education

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As we start to catch glimpses of the city of tomorrow – one brought to life by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications, ubiquitous connectivity and other digital technologies – it’s becoming clear that the citizens of tomorrow will also need to adapt. Smart cities need smart citizens to thrive – and in a […]

For smart cities, the future is now

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Long has civilization imagined and reimagined the city of the future. In 1900, French artist Jean Marc Cote produced a series of fascinating illustrations envisioning “France in the Year 2000,” a time, in his view, when machines would make daily tasks like cleaning, sewing and farming easier on the masses. At the 1939 World’s Fair […]