72 hours after receiving a tweet from BBC Points of View, I had finished filming my reaction to be shown the following Sunday.
Is that just my normal computer desk behind me?
Nope, I dressed it specifically for filming.
Read on to find out what I did.
But first, how I ended up on TV.
Last week I blogged my rant of the first episode of BBC3's "Girls Can Code".
As a result, I was invited to film a short review for BBC1 Points of View. My review was under two minutes with clips. I couldn't cover all the points I wanted. Below are all the notes I prepared for filming.
I was super excited to see a short series called Girls Can Code in the TV schedule. I wanted to see how the low percentage of women in tech would be addressed.
Within a few minutes of watching the programme, I started to get annoyed. My husband only managed 10 minutes of it before he had to leave the room.
I gave this talk at the InspireWIT Women in Technology conference for students at Nottingham University on 15 Nov 2014.
The theme: women inspiring women
The brief: talk personally and frankly about yourself, about your education and experiences of being in the technology industry.
I ran my first Kickstarter campaign 30 Apr-21 May in 2014 to raise funds to print a book of my erotica.
This was the first time I've marketed anything. I decided to document my experience. My campaign was successfully funded.
I have a series of crowdfunded projects planned for Kickstarter.
To get used to the logistics of planning and running a crowdfunding campaign, I decided to self-publish my short stories as my first campaign.
Do you read erotica? Or would you like to know why a feminist would write porn?
If you read erotica, do you find yourself flipping forward to the sex bits? If so, my new book "fingers & tongues" is for you.
It may surprise you that the word "elegant" often crops up amongst programmers when discussing software.
"Elegant" is used to describe a clear, simple and well-formed programming solution. It may be hard for some to understand but programming can be a joy. I often think about it as swimming effortlessly and expertly through deep clear blue water - each move and turn is a corresponding nifty solution.
This week Sir Michael Bichard's report was published following an investigation on how Ian Huntley could get a job as a school caretaker despite previous sex allegations.
Humberside Police had deleted Huntley's records - initially claiming that this was done to comply with their interpretation of the Data Protection Act - whilst Cambridgeshire Constabulary were criticised for errors which meant that background checks were not carried out when Huntley applied for the job.