Why Fear Needs to be taken out of Executive Driven Development

I have been talking to a few people recently about industry buzzwords. There seems to be an increasing number of mock variations on Test Driven Development (TDD) as a means of describing the ever-changing - and somewhat erroneous - driving factors behind development. We all know the digital industry is obsessed with acronyms; they are accepted and used interchangeably to express ideas or ideals....

Why Resilience is One of the Best Skills You Can Learn in Tech and Beyond

I am a woman who has been working in technology for 15 years. I started in IT, then IT became New Media, then Digital Media, now it’s Digital. Soon it will just be 'work' - technology is so fast-moving and pervasive we won’t need a special department for it. And...

101 Ways Supports #LeaveYourMark Campaign for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! We have an incredible crew of female employees and consultants here at 101 Ways - accomplished, successful and all round wonder women.   Thanks to the #LeaveYourMark campaign, we want to ‘lift them up for the world...

WTF Stand Up – Why Women Should Share Their Stories

Not everyone knows this about me, but when I first left school as a teenager I became a professional musician. I was a singer and bass guitarist, playing covers and gigging five nights a week. It was fun, hard work and gave me more transferable skills than I gave...

Conversations with the Crew: Meet David Laing

When I meet David for our interview, he’s extolling the virtues of DIY haircuts to Annie, the office manager. The night before, he’d cut his son’s fringe (“A tangible improvement!”) with the kitchen scissors and was offering to do the same for her in...

Conversations with the Crew – Meet Julian Horwood

On January 2nd, we all bundled back into the office with a smile, a renewed sense of vigour and a lot of coffee. One person walked in with all that and two polo shirts on. That person was our newest recruit - Julian Horwood. A former Google-r (as in 'employed...

The Unnerving Implications of Quantum Computing

This past Christmas I decided to stay in London to have some ‘me time’ instead of attempting to travel somewhere with the crowds, the noise, and the hassle. After I finally got bored playing video games and watching Netflix, I decided to do a little research....

WTF is Networking – Why You Should ‘Just Do It’

Remember how Beyoncé could help you network? Well according to professional community builder and speaker at our last WTF event Samantha Hepburn, so can the slogans of global sports brands. In terms of excuses, Sam has heard them all, from the clichéd (and...

Emma Hopkinson-Spark celebrates 3 years at 101 Ways!

101 Ways has had an incredible 2018; growing the team to 101 people (and beyond), expanding into The Netherlands and the creation of even more great clubs. As brilliant as it's been, it's always worth remembering where it all began. Once upon a time (three years...

How to avoid pitfalls and make scaling a success

The burning question on every CTO’s lips: How do you scale successfully? And who better to answer that question than an expert panel? So at our November CTOZone event we did just that. Leading the charge was Ed Conolly, Group CTO at Ovo Energy, Jon Mullen,...

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...

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...