We sent our very own Alice Shackley along to WiLD (Women in Leeds Digital), the first full day conference of its kind at this years Leeds Digital Festival. The conference aimed to educate and inform the tech talent of tomorrow and showcase the range of roles and female activity within the digital sector. Here are her thoughts and key takeaways from the day.
Natalie Lovett is the Cloud Commercial Lead at Infinity Works Consulting, but her route into the tech industry wasn’t as straightforward as you might expect. From a passionate start in the music industry to spending years working for the police, her roles have certainly varied over the years.
Phoebe Conner’s journey to Digital Marketing started like many others, with a degree worlds away from tech. Phoebe’s passion for her blog and curiosity in increasing blog views with SEO gave her the confidence to leave a well-paid job as a Mortgage Advisor to work in SEO.
Amy Gerrish is a digital editor at Anthem Publishing. Here, she provides an insight into a typical working day in the digital publishing industry.
Lizzie Lewington has forged an incredibly successful career in digital, that began by creating code on a video game 30 years ago. Lizzie’s passion and skill for digital has seen her excel throughout her career, in both web design and SEO. Now heading up international SEO strategy for one of the top search agencies in the North, this is her #Wheredidyoustart story.
Coming to our Ada - why Ada Lovelace’s legacy is as important to feminism as it is to computer science.
Ada Lovelace’s contribution to technical science has had such a profound impact on computer advancement that we’re still benefiting from her creation of the very first computer code.
In fact, you can thank Ada for being able to read this blog post right now.