DigiEnable's Liz recently got asked to speak at the fantastic networking event, Preston Social on Women in Tech.
As there's been lots of talk about gender balance at geek based events recently, Liz though it would be relevant to pose the intro for the debate Quality v Quota.
You can check out the tweets from the event on our Storify link here – http://storify.com/DigiEnable/geeksnotgender-talk-by-tech-geek-girl-prestonsoci
And here’s the slides from Liz’s talk, that will give you a taster of what the talk was inspired by -
Liz was recently ask to write a guest blog post for InfoLab21's BlogSpot column.
"Since opening in 2005 InfoLab21 at Lancaster University has built up a strong reputation as an international Centre of Excellence for research in information and communication technologies and for supporting regional businesses through networking events, workshops and funded ICT programmes."
Liz's blog can be found at http://www.infolab21.lancs.ac.uk/news_and_events/news/blogspot?article_i...
Online or offline it takes time and dedication to build communities and relationships that last.
This was a blog Liz wrote for SoundWomen...
The original blog post can be found at http://www.soundwomen.co.uk/10-years-of-community-radio-and-the-women-wh...
At most broadcast-based conferences women are in a minority, and there’s often just the singular token female speaker; but the Community Media Association (CMA) are setting the bar much higher. On Saturday June 16th the CMA held their annual conference in Bath with an itinerary of inspiring presentations – and women made up 50% of the speakers.
On the 10th February 2012, Liz will be attending this event at The Greenhouse, MediaCity:UK in Salford.
Chosen for the work Liz has been doing with technology and women's networking groups; the story of her struggle back into the visual media industry and going self-employed freelance, Liz will be there on the day to take part as a speaker and be on hand for participants to ask questions and advice on specific issues.
- Liz now works for DigiEnable running training, consultation and digital storytelling
- Liz is registered as a Self-Employed Freelancer and works as a Community/Online/Broadcast Media Producer and Trainer
- Liz is an Avid Pro Tools Certified Operator (Post Production) and has a variety of relevant qualifications and experience
- Liz has previously worked as Station Manager/Technician for a full time community radio station for just under 7 years, working for community arts charity PRESCAP Ltd. which totals over 10 years working in the community media sector
- Liz is also currently volunteering her time with a variety of arty/geeky groups - more info can be found at Groups
- For more detailed info on Liz click on the "Intros" tab at the top of the page - or click Intros
Please feel free to navigate around the site, digest a few examples of her work and learn a bit more about Liz, any questions, please feel free to email Liz at Info@lizhardwick.co.uk