(totally love this image of me getting a bit fraught at the Hay Festival UK Youth and Nominet Trust debate)
I run Rewired State and Young Rewired State and campaign to bring coding into mainstream education. Am co-founder of the Coding for Kids community and the initiator of The Silent Club. I am available for short pieces of consultancy during certain points in the year.
Tech City 100
BIMA Hot 100
Guardian Top Ten Women in Technology (one of, not all ten obviously)
I am on the following things:
The London Mayor’s Digital Advisory Board
Design Council Advisory Board for the Working Well design challenge
Mozilla learning advisory group
The writing and speaking page links to everything I have been saying in the media
All about me in The Next Women online magazine
TV, radio and speaking
I am happy doing:
- conference speaking
- radio, live or recorded (have done quite a few stints now on Radio 4)
- speaking on panels
- recorded TV
Bio for you to copy and paste if I am speaking at your event
Emma is the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State: Coding a better country.
Rewired State is the largest independent developer network in the UK with over 1000 software developers and designers, bringing about digital innovation and revolution through rapid prototyping events (hack weekends). Rewired State continues to build value for clients through its unique modding process, taking hacks from prototype to product.
Young Rewired State is its philanthropic arm with the challenge to find and foster every child driven to teach themselves how to code, introduce them to open data – creating a worldwide, independent network of mentored young programmers. Both networks work together to prototype solutions to real world problems.
She has recently been voted onto the Wired 100 list, Tech City 100, BIMA Hot 100 and has been voted one of the top ten women in technology by The Guardian. Emma writes regularly for the British Press and on her own blog, speaks on radio and on television, is best known for her campaign: ‘Year 8 is too Late’ (encouraging girls into technology subjects) and relentlessly pushing the potential of open data.
Other useful stuff to know about me:
Coffee/Tea: white no sugar (prefer tea – prefer peppermint)
Wine: Red (Rose in Summer)
Passion: Open Data: the un-mined seam of gold in the UK, young rewired state
CV: on linkedin
Security clearance: yes to SC level (plus immigration/security checked to Home Office standard)