An adventure

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It’s been a really interesting week and it’s only Tuesday.

I’m currently working on three different commissions, a followship day (that’s pretty interesting and I’ll blog about that another time) for Westminster Council, the provision of infrastructure services in Bedfordshire and Luton (interesting and challenging as it’s all about people) but most exciting of all is my first hackathon on Saturday.

The hackathon is for DNA Digest in the Microsoft Offices in Cambridge.  I’m working pro bono as it’s a great project and I’m really pleased to help.  If you don’t know what a hackathon is (I didn’t) ‘it’s an event in which computer programmers  and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects’ .  In this case it’s about sharing DNA for research, presently DNA data isn’t widely shared between institutions which means that data isn’t used to it’s fullest potential.  On Saturday, I’ll be facilitating the day to address this issue where the technically gifted can really make a difference.

It’s great to learn about new things and to be open to new ways of working.  It all adds to the skills set, encourages creative thinking, helps me stay up to date and lets not forget it keeps my tired brain quite active.  I’ll be meditating later..

I’ll let you know how I get on next week.

Nic