MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2021 – Use your education to change your world

Congratulations on achieving your qualification! I am so very proud of you and know that your success will inspire others. To the children watching the ceremony – be inspired by your mum, dad, sister, brother, cousin or other relative you are supporting. There is a reason they are wearing capes today – they are allContinue reading “MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2021 – Use your education to change your world”

Thirty years on, and the gender gap in computing is as wide as it ever was!

It’s the second Tuesday in October which means it’s Ada Lovelace Day! Ada Lovelace, born over two centuries ago, wrote the first ever computer programme — 100 years before computers were even invented! I graduated with a computing degree thirty years ago. Three decades on — in a world exponentially more dependent on tech than whenContinue reading “Thirty years on, and the gender gap in computing is as wide as it ever was!”

Making Cyber Security Accessible to Everyone

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in computing and I want to highlight someone who is helping to make cyber security qualifications and careers available to a wide range of people. West Lothian College computing lecturer Christine Eckford has been shortlisted for the Cyber Educator Award at the forthcoming Scottish Cyber Awards. The Scottish Cyber AwardsContinue reading “Making Cyber Security Accessible to Everyone”