WTF? How Beyoncé Can Help You Network

Last month we hosted our third and biggest WTF (Women’s Tech Focus) event. Held at the expansive Just Eat head office, we welcomed a whole range of people ready to build confidence, learn how to network and then, actually network. We invited two exceptional speakers to give presentations: Alicia Teagle co-founder of Socially Responsible Recruitment (SR2) and founder of the Women Rock blog and...

Conversations with the Crew: Meet Sanneke Ringeling

The second fantastic member of our Netherlands' team (and arguably the most smiley), is Sanneke Ringeling.  Tasked with managing the 101 Ways brand and communities: IWOMM, WTF, CTOZone and HOP Together, it would be an understatement to say Sanneke has a busy few...

WTF is Networking? 3 Things to do to Avoid Anxiety at Events

Networking is one of those buzzwords that doesn’t seem to be losing any traction. And as an activity that has been proven to bolster professional relationships, advance careers and increase job opportunities, that’s probably a good thing. Despite this, it remains...

What is the Best Way to Embed Agile Values in Team Culture?

A while ago, I collaborated with Allen Holub at the Agile: Principles, Practices and Architecture Workshop during an SDD Deep Dive conference. One thing that arose time and again during our discussions was a shared belief that Agile is both misinterpreted and misused...

HOP Together – A new Product Management Leadership Group

Leadership roles within Product can be quite isolating. Often, you’re expected to have all the answers to every problem thrown at you. Senior product leaders may also find themselves reporting into non-Product-focused people, such as CMOs, CTOs and CEOs So...

Conversations with the Crew – Meet Sander Hoogendoorn

In case you were lying under a rock somewhere and missed it, 101 Ways has crossed the North Sea and ventured to the beautiful, diverse city of Amsterdam. A hub of hot tech talent and a thriving market (plus LOTS of cheese) meant it was the perfect place to set...

What Happened When IWOMM Went to The Netherlands

On 27 September 2018, we joined forces with Picnic - the first app-only supermarket based in The Netherlands - to kick off our first ever IWOMM (It Works on My Machine) Amsterdam event. And what a turnout it was! Our CTO, Odhran McConnell and Head of Client...

Masters of Scrum: Why the Principles can be Useful for Hiring

The only people that need to learn Scrum are Scrum Masters, right? We’d argue wrong. Last week we sent our Talent specialists, Grace Carey and Kate Greentree to learn the principles in 48 hours. Will they ever get a chance to put what they’ve learned into practice?...

What’s it like to intern at 101 Ways? Fun, and an actual game.

This is the first time I have written something like this - other than my driving instructor's review - so here goes... My name is Joshua Spunner; I am 17 and studying for my A-levels in Maths, Computer Science and Economics. Like many other (hopeful) engineers...

Talking Heads – Can You Solve a Problem Like Anxiety?

I’m sitting in the 101 Ways main office alone. I have a designated hot desk for when I come in, which of course defeats the object of hot desking, but it’s a small thing that helps me feel less anxious about the freelance writer lifestyle. Apt also because...

WTF are the 10 best ways to make career changing a success?

At our last event, we talked about the obstacles faced by people looking to move into a career in tech. And my were they extensive (you can read about them here)! But that’s the great thing about the Women’s Tech Focus (WTF) community: we were able to put our...

Agile 101 – How to play the game

Whilst there are lots of ways you can vary the game depending on the teams you have and the learning outcomes you want, the basic flow of the game play is common to all. Contents Inside each tin you will find a 20-sided dice and a collection of cards. You’ll...

Agile 101 – The Game and How it Happened

I have a lot of ideas; most of them barely stay in my head longer than the remainder of my commute. I often find myself racking my brain hours later trying to put the pieces together again for something which felt so clear and certain a few hours earlier, but ends...