I’ve always been interested in technology, and I’m fascinated by how it’s changing the way we live. I use apps for everything – collecting loyalty points at the supermarket, translating signs into English on my travels, even counting my crochet rows . My book and music collection is (almost) entirely digital. Yet at work, I find myself doing a lot of time-intensive tasks which could be easily automated with technology, and I am often surrounded by piles of paper.
For years, I was frustrated by the clunky way in which I recorded group attendance data, and how long it took me to analyse it each quarter. One day, I enlisted someone to help me develop Excel macros to speed up the process. I was thrilled by the outcome. This got me thinking… what if I had the skills to turn my ideas into a reality?