Samaritans Awareness Day!

I recently learned that 24th July (or 24/7) is Samaritans Awareness Day. I LOVE that the date is also when they are contactable! By that I don’t mean once a year, but more conveniently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  HAPPY SAMARITANS AWARENESS DAY!!! Samaritans is an organisation…
Debi Skea

Pride Month 2021 Recap!

Pride Month Recap! Well hi there humans. So this June has been ever so 'slightly' better than the last one. We have been out sipping beers, elbow pumping to our heart's content and taking wee granny to the bingo hall to shake her wings. On top of this, we have…
Tony Baker

World Environment Day

It’s world environment day! It’s a day to consider the impact that we as a species and as individuals have on our planet. Whether it’s wildlife, the climate or the local environment, it’s hard to ignore the profound effect that humans have had on nature. No matter who you are,…
Ben Ross
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Collaboration + Failure = Success

Collaboration + Failure = Success Collaboration is defined as ‘the action of working with someone to produce something’. At The Skills Collective it’s one of the five core values that define who we are and how we do business. We work together to achieve more than we can alone, and to give…
Sarah-Jane Dale
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Coding as a creative practice

Coding as a creative practice There are immediate connections I can make between creating artwork and coding. I’ve been thinking about how these two disciplines find commonality. I use the word practice in the title deliberately. Like any making activity, it doesn’t just happen in one attempt. It's made up…
Clare McEwan

We need help.

Heyy you!  It’s been a while since we last caught up. How are you doing? I hope you’re well! Have you been up to much? It’s been a bit chaotic here. Between kids, house renovations, ongoing mystery illnesses, moving to the other side of the world….. It’s why we’ve been…
Debi Skea

International Women’s Day 2021

Believe it or not, normally I like to plan what I’m going to write weeks in advance. I didn’t have a chance to do that this time, so what follows is going to be an absolute brain dump that I’m going to, in some way, pass off as a post…
Debi Skea
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I have a Dream!

No, I’m not referring to Martin Luther King Jr’s famous speech in 1963, but rather your career dream.  Perhaps you’ve been interested in a career in technology since you got your hands on your first ever smart phone or laptop.  Or maybe you had an epiphany several years later, but…
Morna Ronnie

Goodbye 2020 – A year of…well, you know

If someone had told me a year ago that I would have been involved in forming a new community interest company during a global pandemic I probably would have asked them to see a doctor. But, hey ho, here we are! To say the last year has been a complete…
Tony Baker