Jamie Tolentino
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Jamie Tolentino has been interested in the marketing, PR and advertising sector since her high school years. This motivated her to undertake her very first digital marketing internship at 17. She took up a BSc Psychology at University College London (UCL) where she participated in a ton of societies and was an active member of the student union council. During her third year, she interned at Punktilio (now the social arm of Essence Digital) and subsequently worked at Quirk London to keep up with the latest digital trends in the industry. Now, she's happily working as a Digital Marketer at a Global Asset Management firm. Although her core strengths are research insights and social media, she also has a keen interest in the wider digital strategy, analytics/data and general geekiness, this is why you'll find blog posts on tech, enterpreneurship and other random stuff.

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Alternative Ideas to Staying in Waiting Areas at Heathrow and St. Pancras

(0) Comments | Posted 23 March 2014 | (23:17)

If you live in London, you may find Heathrow and St. Pancreas two of the busiest points of departure from the city. However, there are better things to do in these ports instead of staying in the waiting areas if you've arrived early for your journey. Here are my top...

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Realisations on Being a Finalist for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2014 | (14:43)

As the New Year dawned, I had been pondering on my highs and lows of 2013. When I tackled the career part of my life, being a finalist for New Marketer of the Year in the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards trumped everything else on the list. This category required nominees...

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Highlights From Droidcon London 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2013 | (15:07)

Droidcon, the biggest conference for Android developers in Europe, came back to London last 24th-25th October, bringing with it the world's most futuristic Android technology and the leading lights of the Android industry. Members of the Android community got together for two days of discussion and discovery of the newest...

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The Housebites Experience of Releasing My Inner Chef

(1) Comments | Posted 8 July 2013 | (14:48)

Housebites.com is an online 'ingredients for a meal' delivery service with the mission of empowering people to cook. They deliver the ingredients for a meal for two to your doorstep along with expert recipes and tips.

They're offering their clients a chance to discover new ingredients and learn new skills...

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CodeMaker: Your Key to Understanding Digital Products for Non-Programmers

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2013 | (18:01)

CodeMaker is a course that claims to give you a deeper understanding of how digital products are constructed and how they function through learning about the fundamentals of coding. The course is taught by Peter Brownell, an experienced software developer and the founder and CTO of CodePositive.

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Startup Launchpad Is Back for a Second Round

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (01:18)

Recently, there has been a fair bit of attention placed on the growing need to connect a generation of young people with the opportunities, vibrancy and energy of small startup and SME businesses.

And so, on the 18th and 19th of April (this Thursday and Friday), the National Association...

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GetLunched Turns Your Lunch Hour Into a Networking Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (00:52)

Let's face it, the usual lunch hour is spent buying your lunch outside and eating at your desk, or going to the gym. Occasionally, you'll spend it with a colleague or with a friend nearby. And after work, you would probably rush off to see your family or hang out...

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Don't Let Your Android Apps Eat Up Unnecessary Battery power!

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2013 | (23:24)

We all know that battery life is an important aspect of portable gadgets, especially for mobiles and tablets. However, the hardware manufacturers are not the only people responsible for maximizing your smartphone or tablet's battery life. The user and app developers are equally accountable as well.

On the user's part,...

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Droidcon is Returning to London for Its Fourth Consecutive Year!

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2012 | (00:31)

Droidcon London is Europe's largest Android event, bringing together key players in the industry as well as 1000+ talented developers and designers to discuss the best of business, design, and development on the Android platform.

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This year's Droidcon, set for the 25th and 26th...

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LetsLunch Finally Puts the UK on its Plate

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2012 | (13:51)

LetsLunch globally expands its vision of 'professional networking through lunches' with a private launch in the United Kingdom. Two Saturdays ago, Christopher Pruijsen, UK country manager, and Syed Shuttari, CEO revealed version 3.0 of the service to an intimate group of early adopters at the Adam Street Private...

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Want to Enjoy a Bit of Imagination?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2012 | (01:06)

With only a few days of London 2012 Olympics to go, chances are that it's already too late to get a ticket to any of the events - unless you have Olympic Family connections. However, it's still not too late to visit the National Hospitality Houses where you can meet...

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Apps for Good Awards Inspires a Digitally Enabled Generation

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2012 | (18:07)

A few months ago, I wrote an article about how Apps for Good, the brainchild of non-profit organisation CDI Europe, is helping to uplift the standards of British ICT. Apps for Good is basically an award-winning programme where young people learn to create mobile and Facebook apps that...

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Can You Really Learn to Code in a Day?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2012 | (23:19)

Over the past few months, I've been trying to learn how to code without much progress. What I mean by this is that I haven't actually taken coding off the browser. Even though I've been doing exercises on Coursera, Codeschool and Codecademy, I haven't...

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Turn Your Kids Into Coders Outside School

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2012 | (16:52)

So we've all heard about the plans for the UK government and various IT companies to help revamp the ICT education in schools so that it teaches coding instead of using software. But let's face it, it's not going to happen overnight. So if you're a kid or a parent...

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Charity Helps Uplift the Standards of British ICT Classes

(0) Comments | Posted 19 March 2012 | (16:18)

We've all heard about how the UK ICT curriculum in schools are not living up to 21st century standards. The current curriculum teaches kids how to use computers and software, but not how to make them. This is quite problematic given that there is a shortage of programmers and developers...

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Level Up Your Code with Code School

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2012 | (15:51)

Coding is hard for the average person to learn, but even harder for the average coder to teach. The problem with learning how to code is that it's like learning a foreign language with very strict grammar rules. Most newbies (like me) who are learning to code find it very...

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Coding Plus Charisma Leads to 16-Year-Old's Success

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2012 | (09:37)

In this digital age, it's not uncommon for people in their twenties to be the CEO of the hottest new startup in Silicon Valley. However, doing that at 16 is an entirely different feat.

Nick D'Aloisio, the founder and CEO of Summly (a summarisation app), has not even...

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How to Get Your Kid Coding When You Don't Know How to Code Yourself

(5) Comments | Posted 17 February 2012 | (23:00)

Want your kid to be the next Zuckerberg or another programming genius but don't know how to code yourself? No problem. Coding classes are probably going to be offered in (UK based) schools in the near future anyway, so they'll take care of your child's programming education. However, it's always...

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Can Learning to Code be a Fun Social Activity?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2012 | (10:57)

Probably so. Well, at least that's what I experienced in the first London Code Year meetup.

In my last post, I talked about how you should try out Code Year if you're an interactive learner. It seems that I myself respond well to this type...

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How to Geek Yourself up From Scratch

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2012 | (12:46)

It seems like learning how to code is pretty much the fad this year. I've spoken about how important it is to learn code last year during Campaign's War of the Words. You can read my speech here and why I think coding is essential here....

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