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A Chief Information Officer (CIO) perspective of a secondary school

I have recently taken on a substantive component of the Digital Information Officer role at Wellington Esat Girls College. (Think CIO without the paper.) This is essentially 10 hours each week which means I keep my day job as a teacher … Continue reading

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Open source academy – plenty of East girls

I dropped by the Catalyst open source academy during Week 1 of a two-week course. It was great to see eight Wellington East Girls College students participating. Also great to see two former WEGC students mentoring them. Very motivating…

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Alien abduction zone… Wellington

Seen on Mount Victoria, at a point overlooking Wellington East Girls College and Wellington College.

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MoW report : How to attract and retain girls and women in tech education

Ministry of Women final report on how to attract and retain girls and women in tech education. WEGC Year 12 and 13 students contributed to this report. One quote… “Many people have the misconception that software development is done in isolation and … Continue reading

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Pride week at WEGC

Staff photo to commemorate WEGC annual Pride week. This event has wide support from staff and students. Great initiative and all part of cultivating an inclusive, diverse and safe learning environment.

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“from your fave dt students”

It is nice to be appreciated. These same students communicate with me in binary code occasionally. No doubt will be brilliant IT staff one day.

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Silicon Valley and Seattle… the sequel (and maybe some help needed)

Following a successful trip in 2014 to Silicon Valley (Google, Facebook, Adobe, Dreamworks, Intel, Tech Museums..)  and Seattle (Microsoft, Boeing, Museum of  Flight…) WEGC is doing it all over again – in about 5 weeks time. The tech firms have … Continue reading

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