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.
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.