I get dragged out on occasion to speak with passion and energy about a pretty broad spectrum of topics relating to technology, innovation, the internet, creativity and everything in between. I’m comfortable in front of a crowd and always keen to go through the process of researching, curating and delivering content to inspire people. I had the (mis)fortune of spending a chunk of my school years at private boarding schools in England, before jumping back into state school midway through my education. I’m told this lends me a clear, authoritative, eloquent style, without sounding too much like a posh twat.
Pictured here is a talk I gave at Create 2015 in Derry, Northern Ireland. I had the privilege of opening the stage, speaking to a crowd of 16-18 year-olds about the maker revolution and how creativity and curiosity are great survival skills in a time where change is the only constant. Here’s the accompanying blog post. The previous year, at the inaugural Create, I was asked to host a panel of young entrepreneurs, which was a humbling thrill.
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