TV, radio and speaking
I am happy doing:
- conference speaking: keynote, featured or panel
- radio, live or recorded (have done quite a few stints now on Radio 4)
- interviews about young programmers and coding
- TV, live or recorded
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.
She has been included in the 166th annual edition of Who’s Who, voted onto the Wired 100 list, Tech City 100, BIMA Hot 100, is one of NESTA’s 10 Tech Heroes 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 well known for her campaign: ‘Year 8 is too Late’ (encouraging girls into technology subjects) and relentlessly pushing the potential of open data.
In 2014 she was invited by the Speaker of the House of Commons to join his Digital Democracy Commission, the first radical move to address the affects of the digital renaissance on the democratic process.
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.
Me in recent media bilges:
Brief chat with Evan Davies on Radio 4 Today programme about expectations of openness (data) and reclaiming the word ‘Hack’ 1hr and 19 minutes in…
All about me in The Next Women online magazine
Dubious pleasure of being voted a runner-up most influential voice in tech on Twitter (runner up to Dr Sue Black though is a bit amazing!)
Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC is lovely about me in his article about computer science
Don’t just scrap ICT
Writing in The Kernel – sudden improvement in prose entirely down to the magical editorial pen of the fabulous Milo Yiannopoulos: A young person’s code
Writing in The Observer about girls and coding