(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.
After two years of being classified as ‘Bubbling under’ by Wired, I have finally managed to crawl onto the Wired 100 at position number 89 and I am ridiculously happy about it, more than is polite!!
I am also rather chuffed to be in the Tech City 100
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 and modding).
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 and Tech City 100, writes regularly for the Guardian and The Telegraph in the UK and on her own blog and 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)