How can we encourage more girls into computing?

Girl and computer

By Max Salsbury

New figures have revealed that fewer than 10% of the students that took a computing course in the last round of A-levels were girls. Excellent news for disgruntled ex-Google employees with feverish theories, but bad news for just about everybody else.

With most of us agreed that computers are going to be quite useful in the future, the UK’s already worrying IT skills shortage is starting to look critical when 50% of the population is apparently turning its back on all things silicon.

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How can we encourage more girls into computing?

ICO gets a myth-busting on GDPR

Broken Glass

By Max Salsbury

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has decided to step things up as we countdown to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) day (25 May 2018, the day before my birthday).

The Information Commissioner herself, Elizabeth Denham, has begun a series of blogs to separate the ‘fact from the fiction’ surrounding the EU’s vast data protection shakeup.

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ICO gets a myth-busting on GDPR

Government says you should be forgotten (if you want): new data laws coming soon

By Max Salsbury

The government has announced plans to ‘strengthen and update’ the UK’s data protection laws – in a move that will be bad news for firms whose sole purpose is to find out everything about everyone on the planet, but good news for anyone who’s ever embarrassed themselves on the internet at 2am.

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Government says you should be forgotten (if you want): new data laws coming soon

Former Socitm president nominated for ‘Most influential women in UK tech 2017’ list

Nadira

A former Socitm president has been nominated for a prestigious list. Nadira Hussain has been put on the long list for Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech – and we can’t think of anyone more deserving to make it to the final 50.

Nadira, Head of ICT at the London Borough of Enfield, has been inspirational for Socitm. During her tenure as President, she set up our Women in IT initiative and was the creator of the Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW) course, which has transformed the lives of many. Please visit Socitm’s Leadership Academy page for more details about the EWDW course.

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Former Socitm president nominated for ‘Most influential women in UK tech 2017’ list