A Commonplace

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:36:47

London Technology Voices: Looking for Technology People in London to Interview

I've got this idea...

...that I've been percolating for a while, and I thought I'd just share it with you.

Relax, it's not earth-shattering. The idea is to do a podcast (isn't that what they used to call them) or an audioblog where I interview movers and shakers in the London technology scene (it doesn't have to be the London technology scene, it can be anywhere on the planet, but London is where I live, and I can't afford/be arsed to travel. The idea is that I do the interviews for free (I don't pay them, they don't pay me) but they get to (within limits) plug whatever product, consultancy or company that they're pushing and I get to, occasionally mention my courses - which at the moment, I'm toying with calling:

Managing in Technology: An Alternative Guide to Project Management, Software Development, Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing.

I'll also put the podcast up and get the interview transcribed so that it's searchable online.

Just speak into the mic

My inspirations for this are many, but include the work that I did when I was at Sussex, a mere one career ago and went around interviewing people in their homes about technology and Stud's Terkel's book "Working".

Obviously, because Agile is my "bag", I'm certainly interested to talk to anybody who's doing Agile stuff, but I'm also interested in talking to people who are doing start-up stuff.

So, if you want to be one of the first to be interviewed - or know someone who you think I should interview, please get in touch.

mark.stringer@mumbly.co.uk 07803 257982

PS - This is a quote from the technology in the home paper that I wrote when I was at Sussex, and I still love:

"This is my chair and no-one else is allowed to sit here. And that's my work basket, the radio and I always have you can see, the Ikea catalogue [laughs] and my crossword.

I sit here and I can see the cooker and I can hear the front door and I can answer the phone and I'm near the back door and I can see the sink.

My poor husband has nothing like this, but then he doesn't do anything like that. I organise the house I run the house, I do all the paperwork." - [Megan]