That time I hosted The Story conference

The Story conference is the brainchild of former BBC and Channel 4 commissioning editor Matt Locke. This year was the 10th anniversary of The Story – a one day event that has brought together an eclectic mix of speakers such as Jarvis Cocker, Adam Curtis, Juno Dawson and Stella Duffy. The aim of The Story is to hear from creative …

Interview: Women in Tech

Prompted by a shortage of female job applicants and the experiences of their MD Claire Hopkins, tech company Ideal interviewed a series of women about their experiences working in tech. Are things any different in the wider technology sphere, and particularly in the digital sector? Here’s the interview with Rifa. What did you study at university? I was supposed to …

Top 5 Tips for an amazing event

So you want to put on your first event, or you want to make your events run more smoothly? I’ve been running SheSays Brighton and other events for women in the tech and creative industries for a decade now.  SheSays Brighton grew from 50 people, meeting in offices after work, to 150 people in hotel function rooms. Now we hold …

WATCH: I ran a 3 day digital skills festival at Brighton Dome – Talent 2018 for Wired Sussex

Wired Sussex is a membership organisation supporting the development of the regional creative, digital and tech cluster. Following on from the success of last year’s Talent festival, they held a 3 day festival to support the growth and sustainability of Brighton’s digital sector: Talent2018. I organised the Digital, Media & Tech Jobs Fair at Brighton Dome, the Skills Summit – …