pi-top RadioOct 22, 2018
We Make The Future : Amali de Alwis
My guest for this episode is Amali de Alwis MBE, CEO of Code First: Girls, a programme that works with businesses and individuals to encourage more women in into a career in tech. Amali explains her love of making everything from electronic circuits and toy costumes as a child to strategies for blue chip companies in her career. As Amali says, "the technology is just technology, it's just the tools. What we want to do is encourage people use their imagination to feel empowered and enabled, so if they see these problems if there are things they want to change, they have the skills and knowledge to do that."
We Make The Future : conservation technology
This episode is features drones, parrot semen, and citizen science! New Zealand based scientist, Andrew Digby, works in conservation and uses drones, and several other technologies, to help save endangered native birds such as the Kakapo. These flightless birds have become endangered due to habitat loss and predation by non-native species, and there are only around 140 of these left in the wild. As Andrew explains, technology is key to their survival...
(image: Andrew Digby / New Zealand Department of Conservation)
We Make The Future: Scratch, education and making
If you’re a primary or elementary school teacher (or even high school), you probably do a bit of visual coding in your classrooms, and chances are you’re using the programming language Scratch.
So in this episode I’m in conversation with Karen Brennan, who works with the Scratch Education community. She tells us why making and coding are so important for students, and crucially, what support the education community can offer itself.
We Make The Future : LEGO, science & engineering with Fran Scott
Fran Scott is the co-judge on hit TV show, Legomasters. She's also the science content developer for the Royal Institution, so know s a thing or two about getting kids to explore science, technology and engineering. In this interview Fran tells us about her life and work, and why all kids love to build and make
We Make The Future : Series 2 : pi-top  & Eben Upton
Welcome to series 2 of We Make The Future, in this special episode we reveal our latest product, the all new pi-top , to Raspberry pi inventor Eben Upton. Eben and I also talk about the history of home computing, the future of education, and why all kids have problems they want to solve using technology. And remember, if you're doing something cool and would like to feature on the show, get in touch via twitter, we're @getPiTop