Web Summit – the rest of it!

One of the most stupid things I did when going to the Summit was forgetting my power bank/solar panel charger and/or my dash charger for my Oneplus 5… Major fail!

But still, managed to keep my battery alive all days. So what did the second day bring about?

Well, one thing that was very interesting was listening to Microsoft talk about Cyber Security. Especially when talking about the WannaCry malware attack that took place on May 12 this year. A date that will go to history as the scale of the attack is unprecedented. According to the news just the last few days North Korea was behind it.

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Lesson learnt, don’t open it.

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THURSDAY – third day & last day

20171219_123056-ANIMATION.gifThe last day was FULLSTK developer conference. Mozilla got me excited about their new browser, Jon Skeet absolutely got on my list of people to admire with his rant about equality in tech and his “Code like a girl”-t-shirt!

Also listened to Susie Wee from Cisco talking about network APIs, was drawn to a corner were Wyclef Jean was giving a production master class. And finishing off was Al Gore, passionately talking about the earths future and techs role in this.

Full-packed days and many interesting meetings. My LinkedIn is alive again. But there was so much more than what I have described here, or tried to. My flight was early the next day and I was spending the last night by myself. I went to a hotel near the airport.

One funny thing that happened on the flight back to London was that when we boarded the plane I went to the toilet. I asked the female stewardess if she knew if there was any available seats nearer the toilets as I had a UTI (although in all honesty I didn’t think I actually had a UTI, but didn’t want to explain it in detail so just said UTI. Turned out I had one and it made me massively sick the next day) ANYWAY… She told me to sit down and she’ll let me know when we’re airborne. But before we took off a male steward came to me and said;

“I believe we have better seat to accommodate your… situation”

embarrassed but relieved I was now sat very close to the toilets. Thank you EasyJet!

Thank you Web Summit for an awesome conference and for taking action to engaging and lifting women in particular in this business. Thank you Women in Tech for the ticket! And grateful my job encourages these type of things!

 

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