Hackathons – a learning experience for young people

When I was initially asked to support an event being run by Acorn Aspirations, I was apprehensive. The event, a hackathon aimed at young women who want to get into technology careers, seemed like a wonderful and important thing to focus on, but me teaching teenagers?!

Using a hackathon to create influence at John Lewis

It was 2014, I worked in the online team at the nation’s favourite retailer, John Lewis, and we were stuck.  We stuck working the same way, stuck with a website we knew didn’t work anymore, we were tired and burnt out.  Something needed to change.