Speaking, Press and PR

Recent speaking and media engagements

Talking about Digital Democracy Report on BBC Click

Panel for BBC in the Radio Theatre on Digital Democracy

TEDx Brum 2014

Wikimania 2014


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, is a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and a Google Fellow.

She has recently been included in the 166th annual edition of Who’s Who, voted onto the Wired 100 list, Tech City 100, BIMA Hot 100, has been voted one of the top ten women in technology by The Guardian, into the top ten Tech Heroes for Good by NESTA, named as one of the 25 most influential women in IT by Computer Weekly and one of 2014’s 50 most incredible women in STEM.

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 insights into the social digital generation: the 97ers.

Me in recent media bilges:

A write up in the Guardian of the panel session at the BBC where I speak about the digital divide and democracy

2014’s 50 most incredible women in STEM

Writing for the Welsh Government ahead of their Digital conference at which I am a keynote

Interview with Tet Kofi on Colourful Radio about how parents can support their coding kids

First interview of 2014

Myself and my kitten mentioned by Lord Jim Knight in the House of Lords in the world wide web debate (very proud of this one

BBC Outriders NYE 2014 interview

Featured in The Guardian as one of ten top women in tech

Live on The Daily Politics Show (BBC2) talking about young people and programming

BBC Radio 5 Outriders

The Times

BBC breakfast

BBC Midlands Today (around 15:45)

Video of me talking at Digital 2013 in Wales – I start 10 minutes in and it lasts for about 1/2 hour – on technology and young people

An article in Wales online

Early Technology education will drive the Digital Economy, me in the Business Daily

Writing in The Telegraph in response to the RPi news and EBacc announcements

BBC tech summit (part 2) I join the panel

Talking 2012 tech retrospective at the BBC Tech Summit  (part 1)

Writing in The Telegraph about mathematics and programming

All about Parliament Hack weekend and what a hack day actually means in The Independent

Being interviewed about Young Rewired State by TechCity Insider

Writing in The Telegraph Why shouldn’t adults learn to code too?

Being interviewed at Wired2012 as a Wired 100 person about coding kids

Writing on the BBC about why teaching kids how to code is not enough

BBC World Service interview at and about Young Rewired State 2012

On another Guardian tech podcast about Young Rewired State 2012

Me and Usain Bolt on the SAME PAGE!

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

Radio 4 Raspberry Pi and kids and coding

Tech Weekly podcast: Tech city Skills and Education

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!)

Me showing the world how to code

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

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