Computer Science

Is 'Pink It, Shrink It' Really the Answer?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Within the consumer world one way marketers encourage more women to purchase their goods is what we refer to as "pink it, shrink it". Make it feel more like a women should use it. But should we be using this method to encourage more girls to code?

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

To Get More Women in IT, Computer Science Must Be as Common as ABCs

Jane Richardson | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Richardson

There clearly remains a perception problem around the suitability and attractiveness of IT as a career path for women. In the EU, where women occupy just 11 percent of IT leadership roles, the situation is particularly dire.

Alan Turing: 60 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Turing committed suicide in 1954 - cyanide poisoning from an apple he had deliberately contaminated - widely seen as the result of his conviction in 1952 of indecency (Turing was gay) and the punitive course of chemical castration he was inflicted with as punishment for his 'crime.'

2014 is the UK Year of Code? Fix up!

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

The Year of Code campaign is a great opportunity to boost our skills gap and get children excited about what has been dubbed as the fourth literacy. It's been a great opportunity to get coding & technology back on the agenda and to highlight the vast opportunities that lie in this sector.

Jessica Elgot

WATCH: Year Of Code Director Lottie Dexter Reveals On Newsnight That She Can't Code

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Should the ambassador for the government's "Year Of Code" know how to, um, code? It's a question that's divided developers and educators since last...

Quantum Memory World Record Broken In Hunt For The Truly Next-Gen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Quantum World Record has been broken! Wait, what? The BBC reports that a fragile quantum memory state has been maintained for a world recor...

They Say Life Imitates Art and Art Imititates Life

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Imafidon

I remember the feelings of elation and camaraderie when arriving at the conference and seeing the ridiculously long queue of women at the registration desk. I remember the moments of belonging when hearing about the experiences of fellow women working in technology around the world.

$1.6 Billion 'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Tech

An EU-backed project to attempt to simulation how the brain functions using a complex network of computers has launched in Switzerland. If success...

'Maths Explains History'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech

The rise and fall of civilisations. The birth of empires. The winds of social and economic change. Solved for 'X', apparently. A team of researc...

Why Alan Turing's Pardon Matters

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Only last year the coalition government refused to pardon the 49,000 men all convicted under the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act, the act which recriminalized homosexuality. Alan Turing's conviction came from this Act but he was not the only famous person to suffer this. Oscar Wilde was also famously convicted under this act.

Weather Forecasting - A Uniquely Misconstrued Science?

Ian Roulstone | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

In order to understand the challenges forecasters face, we need to look at the history behind modern forecasting. The story begins in 1904 when Vilhelm Bjerknes, a Norwegian physicist, published a paper describing how weather prediction could be formulated as a problem of maths and physics.

IN PICTURES: The Lab That Invented Computing

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech

From the world's first programmable computer to the web cam and Raspberry Pi, the Cambridge Computer Laboratory has been at the forefront of innovatio...

Educating Beta - Why Kids Need to get Behind the Apps and Learn to Code

Tamara Sword | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Children growing up today are past masters at mobile. They're weaned early onto digital, their little minds soothed, calmed and cajoled with touchscreen time. As parents, we marvel at how quickly mere babes in arms master the swipe, double tap and pinch zoom.

How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park - Live From Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Dr Black visited Brazil recently and toured the country lecturing on Bletchley Park and Alan Turing - 2012 being the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Turing.

Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Turing

Philip Ellis | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Alan Turing is a name with which a great many people are familiar, but probably not enough. A highly accomplished mathematician, codebreaker and computer scientist, he has been hailed as a pioneer and hero in the fields of modern computing and sexual politics.

Michael Rundle

'King Of The Geeks' On Vision, Hard Work And The Difficult Future Of Computing

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Tech

'Visionary' is one of Linus Torvalds' - creator of Linux - least favourite words. His license plate may read 'King of the Geeks', but ahead of fin...

Tech or Tech-no? Why IT Education Reforms Are Better Late Than Never

Jade Lane | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Lane

Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ''demotivating and dull". Even better, he's gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to reflect todays technological needs.