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  • Finding Ada 2010: Anita Borg

    Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Last year I blogged about Wendy Hall, professor of Computing Science at the University of Southampton. This year, I have chosen...

  • Implementing innovation

    A few weeks ago I got the chance to be the first to make use of our innovation time. After watching a demo on hacks.mozilla.org I wanted to experiment with HTML5 and Firefox's new support for drag and drop of...

  • Managing content more effectively

    Last November I delivered a presentation to our Executive Committee which highlighted a number of concerns regarding our website. I began by highlighting the importance our website played as a communications and marketing tool, a fact which everyone agreed with,...

  • A look back at 2009...

    As the year draws to a close I thought it would be fitting to write a blog post detailing our progress in the last 12 months. If 2008 was the year we got our house in order then 2009 was the year we built the foundations for our new house.

  • First of many...

    After months of developing, beta testing, feedback and more developing we have launched our research website! Research is the first of the core sites to be launched as part of the external website project and will be closely followed by...

  • Why we are removing the surfing page

    UPDATE: The surfing page was deleted on 30/10/2009 There are a vast number of pages on our website, but we are starting to get a handle on pages that have been abandoned or are no longer necessary. The surfing page...

  • Three actions

    I always come away from conferences feeling inspired.  I learn a lot and return to work enthusiastic about putting it all into action. IWMW has had the same effect. I might be making myself a hostage to fortune, but this...

  • Live from FOWA Bristol

    16:08 Kelv: Think how the desktop works, which has been around longer than web apps. People look at an interface and decide what elements are interactive then start interacting. They don't rely on hovers, eg the mouse arrow versus the...

  • Beyond the hype...

    On Thursday (14th May) Pamela Agar, Head of Digital Media and Marketing from Imperial College, and I ran a seminar for CASE Europe. Our aim was to move people on from 'wouldn't it be nice' discussions around Web 2.0 to...

  • Scrum working agreements

    Last week I ran a retrospective which focused on the effectiveness of our estimation meetings with the aim of producing working agreements. Until recently our Scrum retrospectives just looked at the work completed in the last sprint and had become...