Geeks

Why the World Needs More Geek Girls

Magda Knight | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Magda Knight

When it comes to both geek interests and skillsets, women are heavily involved and the percentage of those women is increasing.

Tabletop Gaming Anonymous

Robert Bradley | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Robert Bradley

I have always been a geek, refusing to enjoy football, as that was the game of my childhood bullies and no matter how hard I try, I will always associate the sport with assholes. My secret however; is both a sport for the mind and a hobby for the soul! It is creative, strategic and rather ironically a lot like football. What game am I referring to? Warhammer 40 K.

Been There. Been That. Got The T-Shirt.

Caragh Little | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Style
Caragh Little

I've admitted it already: it's a long time since I was 18. But I don't recall the Nerds and Geeks and Weeds being the cool kids who set the trends.

Thanks to The Hobbit, I'm Officially a Proper Geek Again

Olivia Rudgard | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Rudgard

There's something about the scope of Tolkein's creation that completely captures the imagination. The allegories about the triumph of honour, courage and selflessness still ring true, when in other contemporary works they now feel flat and old-fashioned.

Forget the Kardashians, Here Are Some Geeky Role Models

Philip Ellis | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

Here are some hand-picked inspirational guys and girls from the worlds of entertainment, science and technology - all of whom might be deemed nerds, and are all the more loveable for it.

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

Overcoming the Power Struggle

Belinda Parmar | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Have you ever declined an invitation because your battery symbol has just gone from yellow to red? Do you obsessively check the little green gauge to ensure that you are not wasting excessive power? How about that snakes-nest of chargers you travel with, just in case? If you're anything like me then you're a constant prisoner to your phone's very limited power-supply.

Why a Woman's Femininity is Her Strength

Belinda Parmar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Recently I was lucky enough to talk to Lee Epting, Content Services Director at Vodafone. But how has she felt working as a woman in a man's world? Does she feel - like many women I've spoken to - that she has to sacrifice femininity in order to achieve strength in the workplace? At the end of the day, does Lee have to put on a 'man suit' and play by men's rules?

The Tech Conference Attendee's Guide to Personalities

Craig Agranoff | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech
Craig Agranoff

If you're like me, you attend a lot of conferences, events, presentations, and the like. They happen in nearly every business and always involve groups of people coming together in a hotel conference room to listen to presentations and interact with the presenters. During these events, there are five distinct personalities present in the attendees.

Humanity Can Overcome Technology

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Whatever your politics, however much of a geek you are, you have to have faith that human beings can rise above technology and touch people with meaning and with soul. For, if not, what is there to live for?

Start-up Memoires: Copy & Paste is Cool

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide. Work and Fun are supposed to be opposing dynamics but everyone knows that only people who enjoy their work ever have any true success or happiness.

Why Doctor Who Is The Best Thing On Television

Ashley Fryer | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Fryer

A programme that brings together children, their nostalgic parents, grandparents and normal (!) women like me? That's pretty rare. A programme that does it all with an eccentrically sexy male lead? Even better.