Post it notes for geeks!

So often us geeks tend to use post it notes for one thing or another. Whilst the history of these incredibly useful sticky notes is fascinating that’s not what this article is a about. We randomly came across these little beauties! Tetris Notes!  Why not put all your notes into a game of tetris… I … Read more

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

Paper prototypes on your iPhone

This week a colleague sent me a link to POP App, a new tool for making paper prototypes interactive using your iPhone. POP allows you to take photos of your paper prototype using the app and then highlight link spots so that users can move between pages. It’s super easy to use, and once you … Read more

About Zoe Cunningham

Zoe Cunningham has been working in technology for over 12 years and is currently Managing Director at Softwire Technology. In her spare time she volunteers with a Ghanaian development charity, produces and presents two radio shows and plays backgammon to world class level (she won the Ladies' World Championship in 2010!).

Full size replica of a portal gun

With only 5,000 made worldwide, I was lucky enough to be the proud owner of a replica Chell portal gun. It is fully licensed by Valve; as a 1:1 replica it feels solid and weighty.  There’s a switch on the handle which illuminates the light tube either blue or orange, complete with sound effects when … Read more

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

BAFTA announce Young Game Designers Competition

 

 

GirlyGeekdom and BAFTA are very excited about the imminent launch of BAFTA’s Young Game Designers Competition 2012.

This year the competition is going to bigger and better than ever with TWO ways to enter.

Game Concept Award -

Do you love the way your favourite video games look? Are you itching to have a go at creating your own set of video game characters and inventing a whole new world for them to live in? Then the Concept Award is the competition for you.

Game-making Award -

Are you facinated by how some of the best video games get made? Have you already been using some of the game making software available to create your own mini games at home? If yes, you need to enter the Game-making Award competition and show off your game-making skills.

Can’t decide between the two competitions? Enter both!

This year BAFTA have also made it even easier for you to enter. You can enter as a team of three, as a pair or on your own. The choice is yours.

Next Steps -

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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

Alienware X51 event – 3D model of yours truly by NVIDIA

If you remember, I attended the launch party of the Alienware X51 gaming PC. In between getting abused at the Street Fighter tournament and playing on shiny new boxes, I took a break to have my face scanned by NVIDIA. A 3D wireframe was generated based on this facial scan to construct models, using 3D … Read more

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Bluestacks

So addicted to mobile games, you wish you could get them all on your PC? Well now you can, along with any other Android apps. Bluestacks allows you to copy apps over from your phone and run them on a Windows machine. One of the best uses for this is to run larger screen versions … Read more

About Zoe Cunningham

Zoe Cunningham has been working in technology for over 12 years and is currently Managing Director at Softwire Technology. In her spare time she volunteers with a Ghanaian development charity, produces and presents two radio shows and plays backgammon to world class level (she won the Ladies' World Championship in 2010!).

Alienware European launch – X51

Alienware have been busy and Girlygeekdom had the privilege of being invited to the European launch of their new magical box, the X51. Upon first look, it reminds me of the XBox 360 S console with the almost monolithic yet sleek lines. However, this does not mean the insides are meager. On the contrary, it can pack an Intel i7-2600 CPU with an NVIDIA GTX 555 graphics card. Because of the compact size and the mini-ITX motherboard, you can’t have a SLi combination but it is highly unlikely that you will need this for every day gaming.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K