Projects, Updates, and Blog Posts

Okay so telling people you are doing something makes you publicly accountable for it, and I am currently overloaded with a collection of ongoing projects, blog posts, and updates for existing series of posts, so I thought I'd write a quick brief overview here to remind myself to actually get some of them done later! … Continue reading Projects, Updates, and Blog Posts


Overview…StacsHack and Team AlgERRithm

What? Team AlgERRithm - a Codio course to teach algorithms in through fun accompanying web games, demonstrated with some chapters on Dijkstra's algorithm When? 20th - 21st February 2016 Where? St Andrews University Who? Me, Rosina Paige, and Rhaeden Zimboski What About It? So I didn't really go with any ideas to StacsHack and in … Continue reading Overview…StacsHack and Team AlgERRithm

Overview… Local Hack Day 2015

What? I loitered around the Major League Hacking (MLH) Local Hack Day with the vague intention of coding but ended up just helping out freshers a bit When? 10th October 2015 Where? University of Edinburgh Who? Me What About It? Well I registered to this opening event to the MLH new season and planned to … Continue reading Overview… Local Hack Day 2015

A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Binary to High Level Languages

This post is part of the series A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking How A Computer Works Ultimately your computer is a series of tiny electronic switches called transistors. Like most switches, they are binary, which means they can be one of two options  - ON or OFF. You could also write this as 1 … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Binary to High Level Languages

Announcing Pre-Orders for Jibo: The World’s First Social Robot for the Home

The pioneering work on social robotics at MIT’s Media Lab has been publicised a lot in recent years with phenomenal projects but this is the first time that it is not only commercially available but also has been packaged into what could be a revolutionary robot AND THEY ARE RELEASING DEVELOPER KITS I COULD WORK ON!! *Squeeeeeeeeee* … Sorry, I’m just too excited for this, I should probably find the money to get one and then I can collapse in tears of true engineering, hacker, coding joy!

Jibo Blog

Your interest and outreach has continued to amaze us, so we are pleased to announce the opportunity to pre-order Jibo. Please visit our Indiegogo InDemand page beginning today, May 18th. We appreciate the overwhelming support and love you have shown for Jibo, the world’s first Social Robot for the home, and your new helpful Family Companion. Thanks to those of you who signed up for Jibo updates or contacted us to be notified!

Home and Developer Edition Jibos are available in white and black, and now come with one charge plate and one battery pack, for just $749. Developer Edition Jibos will include the Jibo SDK free of charge.

Pre-orders placed through our Indiegogo InDemand page will start shipping* in the April/May 2016 timeframe. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-ordered, first-received basis.

*Please note ship dates may vary. Jibo, Inc. will keep those who have pre-ordered notified of their Jibo ship date.

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Overview… MLH HackNotts and Quad Of Awesome

What? Crowd controlling a Parrot Drone using the Yo! app at Major League Hacking (MLH) HackNotts When? 29th – 30th November 2014 Where? University of Nottingham Who? Originally a team of 4 until we lost 2 people! What About It? Major League Hacking is "...the official student hackathon league. Each semester, more than 15,000 developers, … Continue reading Overview… MLH HackNotts and Quad Of Awesome

Overview… Innovative Learning Week 2015, Smart Data Hack and the Kenyan Tech Scene

What? Attempting to make a relevant website to communicate the Kenyan Tech Scene at the Innovative Learning Week Smart Data Hack Where? Appleton Tower and the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh When? 16th - 21st February 2015 Who? Myself, Tharald Sondheim, some other people... What About It? So Innovative Learning Week (ILW) is the University … Continue reading Overview… Innovative Learning Week 2015, Smart Data Hack and the Kenyan Tech Scene

Overview… Product Forge and TextItDone

What? TextItDone was the SMS based list management tool developed over the Product Forge business/startup/hackathon weekend. When?  21st to 23rd November 2014 Where? Codebase, Edinburgh Who? Myself and Sara Hillberg (@sahamahi ) were a team with loads of help and support from the Product Forge mentors What about it? So I have recently, with my … Continue reading Overview… Product Forge and TextItDone

2014 in Review (WordPress Annual Summary)

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2014 in Review (WordPress Annual Summary)

Thank You For The (Unidentified) Music

When I was a lot younger I never liked music. In fact I classed music lessons in school as a nightmarish an experience as gymnastics or really long assemblies where I'd get pins and needles in my legs. I look it in hindsight (and I explained to those close to me who were completely bewildered … Continue reading Thank You For The (Unidentified) Music