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    Posted on January 5th, 2015

    Written by Ed Jones

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    An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship […]

    About Ed Jones

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Writer and Head of Content Creation. A self-professed geek, he enjoys DIY (aka wrecking) on his PC whilst chasing after all the latest gadgets.

  • Education

    Posted on October 23rd, 2014

    Written by Sarah Lamb

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    Inspire: Three Questions with Ortis Deley

    In our third video of our Inspire series we asked Ortis Deley former Gadget Show presenter and all round gadget fiend what got him into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that Ortis has a BSc in Pharmacy and has also been on Tomorrow’s World. You can find out more about Ortis […]

    About Sarah Lamb

    Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

  • Education

    Posted on October 16th, 2014

    Written by Sarah Lamb

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    Inspire: Three Questions with Kate Russell

    In our second video in our inspire series we catch up with BBC Click’s Kate Russell.  Many of you probably know Kate from her time at BBC Click but did you also know that she is a published author and has spoken at Girl Geek Dinners! We asked Kate three questions to provide an insight […]

    About Sarah Lamb

    Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

  • Education

    Posted on October 14th, 2014

    Written by Sarah Lamb

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    Why Ada Matters

    Why Ada Matters

    You may or may not realise it but today is Ada Lovelace day… Some may wonder who is Ada and others ask why does Ada matter so much… Well here goes.. Ada Lovelace is an inspirational young woman and a technology pioneer.  There aren’t many female technology pioneers out there and so we love to […]

    About Sarah Lamb

    Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

  • Inspire: Three Questions with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

    Inspire: Three Questions with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

    Find out what Sir Tim Berners-Lee wanted to be when he was a child, find out what he sees as important for young people to understand when considering a career in technology and get to know what his favourite toy was as a child!

    About Sarah Lamb

    Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

  • Education

    Posted on May 2nd, 2013

    Written by Ed Jones

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    Getting the most out of Windows 8 features – File History

    In the last post we took a look at Family Safety in Windows 8, the first in a series of articles helping you to make the most of all the new features in Windows 8. For those interested in providing an added layer of security for their children when on the PC and browsing the […]

    About Ed Jones

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Writer and Head of Content Creation. A self-professed geek, he enjoys DIY (aka wrecking) on his PC whilst chasing after all the latest gadgets.

  • Education

    Posted on April 23rd, 2013

    Written by Ed Jones

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    Getting the most out of Windows 8 features – Family Safety

    Over the next few posts I’m going to run you through some of the awesome new features in Windows 8, and how to use them. The end goal, getting the most out of the operating system and getting to grips with all the awesome new features. Microsoft launched the latest in a long line of Windows […]

    About Ed Jones

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training as a Technical Writer and Head of Content Creation. A self-professed geek, he enjoys DIY (aka wrecking) on his PC whilst chasing after all the latest gadgets.

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