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An Ode to Ada Lovelace

9.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Founded in 2009 by technologist Suw Charman-Anderson, Ada Lovelace Day falls on the second Tuesday of October every year, and is a day to celebrate the achievements of all women in STEM careers; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Lovelace was one of the four most incredible technology influencers of all time and is said to have been the world’s very first computer programmer way back in the nineteenth century – we admire her so much we even named one of our UKFast Team Houses after her. Ada Lovelace lived between 10th December 1815 and 27th…

IWD18: How to Build Your Path to Success in Tech

8.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

Raejeanne Skillern has a stunning career in technology. She is Intel Vice President at the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Cloud SP Platform Group. Here, on International Women’s Day, she shares her experience of the highs and…

Join This Free OMG! Girls in Tech Event

18.10.2016 by Guest

Following International Day of the Girl Child earlier this week, today's guest blog from Oliver at award-winning digital marketing agency Clicky Media suggests a good starting place for any woman wanting to join the industry. The lack of women in tech…

Fast Fridays – 14th October 2016

14.10.2016 by Jenn Granger

Friday has rolled around again like a glorious, fun-filled conker, and it’s smashing this week! In this week’s blog we’ve been talking about all of the things, from eCommerce Expo 2016 to what winning in sport and business have in common.…

National Women in Engineering Day

22.6.2016 by Guest

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, we talked to one of our ace Linux engineers, about her work at UKFast, why a career in tech was always on the cards and her advice to anyone (especially women) wanting to…

IoDWDF – Impact, Influence and Chaka Khan

28.4.2016 by Guest

As part of our Women Directors Forum last Friday we welcomed a panel of inspirational speakers to the stage to share their journey and further encourage and motivate a room full of powerful women. Lowri shares thoughts on impact and influence…

IODWDF – Impact and Influence

27.4.2016 by Guest

The sixth annual Institute of Directors NW Women Directors Forum (IoDWDF) took place at the UKFast Campus last Friday. Themed around ‘Impact & Influence’, this year’s forum once again celebrated the best in female business leadership and talent in the region…

Top Tips for Impact and Influence

26.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

Last week we were lucky enough to have a full day of inspirational talks at the IoD Women’s Directors Forum, held here at UKFast Campus. In today’s blog three of the amazing speakers share their thoughts on impact and influence.…

An Ex-STEM-plary Partnership

8.3.2016 by Guest

As you may be aware, today is International Women’s Day so we thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about the work we do with one of Manchester’s longest-standing girl’s schools. Bryn has the story (along with the…

The X(X) Factor

11.2.2016 by Jenn Granger

From Marie Curie to Director-General of the World Health Organisation Margaret Chan, women have been doing ground-breaking, live-saving work in STEM industries for flippin’ years. But, for many of the women who’ve done pioneering work in the field, their recognition…