Hackathon seeks to highlight STEM and insurance to girls and young women

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For years, women have been under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and occupations. Although more women are starting to work in STEM fields, the gender gap remains high. Only about a quarter of STEM workers are women, and female representation on boards is lower than in other industries. Some businesses and industries […]

STEMettes encourage women and girls to pursue IT

We live in a rapidly evolving digital world where technology makes life easier. Today, navigation systems in cars re-route drivers if a road closes for construction repairs, while insurance companies offer financial discounts by monitoring a driver’s style via a mobile phone app. At home, people are exploring artificial intelligence through Amazon’s Echo and Alexa. And our […]

For workers in the digital economy, staying still is falling behind

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The introduction of computers, the internet, wireless networks, social media and smartphones and other mobile devices into the enterprise world dramatically changed how organizations conducted business. They also forced tech-averse enterprise workers to face a stark choice: Develop new skills (the ability to find information quickly, fluency across multiple communications channels and the discipline to […]

T is for Twenty-First Century Digital

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. The term Twenty-First (21st) Century Digital applies to the current century and how you are using digital to better your organisation and […]

Scratch to Python: Taking your coding to the next level

Following on from my last blog post “How you can begin to Code“, by now you should be getting to grips with a good level of basic coding using games to help you. So where do you go from here? Most of the initial links I listed used a scratch type of game to help you learn, […]

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 […]

The power of code: Building a robot

  I decided to have a go at building a robot for a STEM session last weekend, to show the power of code (see my last post about learning to code) and how it can be used to control something.  A moving robot is a great visualisation to demonstrate this. After some searching I settled on […]

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 […]