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GirlGeekUpNorth

GirlGeekUpNorth

I do awesome things and write about them

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Hackathons as CPD for Computer Science Teachers

Hackathons as CPD for Computer Science Teachers

Hackathons are often considered the playground of the seasoned developer, but they’re also the perfect CPD for Computer Science Teachers! Here’s why…

Using Paired Programming to support SEN students

Using Paired Programming to support SEN students

In pursuit of an inclusive classroom, we can take inspiration from Industry and use paired programming to support SEN students in Computing.

Enrich your Computer Science Curriculum with these initiatives

Enrich your Computer Science Curriculum with these initiatives

Discover a number of free initiatives that you can quickly implement in schools with minimal effor to enrich your Computer Science Curriculum.

Pregnancy Impostor Syndrome

Pregnancy Impostor Syndrome

Worried you’re not really pregnant? I spent 2 months suffering from pregnancy impostor syndrome – fear of not actually being pregnant when you are.

Lucardo, Manchester – The Dream

Lucardo, Manchester – The Dream

The Dream from Lucardo Manchester is a fun, whimsical, yet super challenging escape room that deviates from the traditional linear story-led narrative.

Game Review – Forgotten Floof

Game Review – Forgotten Floof

A hidden gem, Forgotten Floof is a card game for 2 – 5 players featuring guinea pigs, catastrophes, demonic possession and the enslavement of mankind.

#caschat – Applying for Computer Science Teacher roles

#caschat – Applying for Computer Science Teacher roles

If you’re looking for your first or next teaching role in Computer Science, here are some handy tips from #caschat to take you from application to job offer!

How to do Valentines with attitude (no fluff allowed)!

How to do Valentines with attitude (no fluff allowed)!

De-fluff your Valentines and inject some attitude into your celebrations. Why not combine a romantic dinner with a zombie chase, and swap that pink dress for a kick-ass jacket and boots?

Game Review – Escape the Dark Castle

Game Review – Escape the Dark Castle

Are you a fan of retro choose your own adventure stories, simple yet engaging gameplay, profoundly disturbing monsters and a high possibility of death? If you answered yes to all these things, then Escape the Dark Castle is the game for you!

Game Review – Unlock! Mystery Adventures

Game Review – Unlock! Mystery Adventures

Could Unlock! Mystery Adventures rectify the issues from the first box set and give us all the amazing tabletop escape game experience we’ve been wanting?

My weirdly wonderful geek wedding

My weirdly wonderful geek wedding

If you don’t know me, I’m not normal, and neither is my husband so it only seemed right that our wedding reflected the abnormal people that we are. I got married on the 1st April 2017, and we found lots of ways to inject a bit ofย ‘geek’ into our celebrations. Here’s how we created our ultimate Geek Wedding.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2: Walkthrough (SPOILERS)

Pandemic Legacy Season 2: Walkthrough (SPOILERS)

To say Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is hard is an understatement. Here’s a breakdown of all the key events we came across in each month, with each game being accompanied by an appropriate gif which sums up how bad it went.


Year in Review

2017 – My year in review

2017 – My year in review

Looking back, I thought 2016 had been a good year, but 2017 has certainly topped it in every way! From getting married, travelling to the other side of the world and a complete career change, things have been getting better and better…

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