The Geeks shall inherit the Earth

So much of our day-to-day life now involves gadgets. Most of us wake up in the morning, switch off the alarm on our smartphone, get out of our memory foam bed, switch on the TV or some music, and step into a power shower. Not before you’ve checked Facebook on the aforementioned smartphone, of course. Before you’ve been out of bed for five minutes, you’ve used a handful of technology that was designed by technology and engineering whizzes. And yet, so few of us know anything about how these inventions work.

Photo credit: Tris Linnell (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Photo credit: Tris Linnell (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

Graduates of Computing and Engineering have a fantastic chance to find well-paid graduate employment. But just because you didn’t study IT, Computing or Engineering at university, doesn’t mean that you can’t upskill and get into this sector.

Events like IT’s not just for the boys promotes women working in tech, bringing together speakers and workshops, in order to share knowledge about technology careers.

There are a plethora of free, self-study, online courses that allow you to gain skills in computer programming and web development, such as Coursera and codecademy.

So why not find out how that smartphone works, learn about what it’s made of, and perhaps even write an alarm app for it?


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