February Newsletter 2024

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The McLaren Supercar at Ballakermeen!

Get ready for a 0-186 mph in 12.8 seconds, action-packed Love Tech tour for fab-Feb 2024!

Are you ready? Let’s hit the accelerator…

To begin with, February saw the continuation – and end, of Mum Tech – our very own 6 week basic computer and technology course, designed around mums’ needs, but really for anyone looking to skill up in the home, work and homework arenas. We covered everything from social media, cyber security and coding to money matters and even gaming.

Really loved learning about Scratch. It was my first time using this. It was really clearly explained and a great interactive session.” Belinda Watson, Mum Tech delegate.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who showed up, rolled sleeves up and got stuck in – with an extra big thank you to all our special guests – Mrs Natalie Byron-Teare, Mayor of Douglas City Council, also our amazing Patron, Lady Lorimer, MBE – both of whom popped in to join in the fun, plus self-confessed tech-geek, Chris Kissack who took on the challenge of running our gaming session.

Here’s what our Love Tech committee member and course facilitator, Clare Pettit, had to say about everything…

“Thank you to everyone who came along to our Mum Tech sessions… I hope you all went away with inspiration to explore more tech. I have had a great time getting to know you over the last couple of months and wish you all the best on your tech journeys!”

Mum Tech welcomes our Patron, Lady Lorimer, MBE.

In other news…

(And it was a bit of a super one…)

McLaren’s supercar!

Want to know exactly what happened when we brought this STEM-tastic team and their incredible car to visit our Island’s secondary schools (with a quick blast past UCM too)?

Then ‘read all about it’ by clicking this link.

Big rev ups especially to Ella Podmore, MBE, – who’s busy smashing #womaninengineering ceilings and proved herself a really champion when it came to handling the classroom too.

A great time was had by all despite the rain and we hope they zoom back to the Island some time again in the future!

Also in February…

An event launch!

Taking place on April 4th, 10am for years 5 & 6, 11.30am for years 7, 8 & 9, Cloud Busters is our new, revamped version of last year’s Cloud Coding.

Once again, this event is due to kick up a storm at Ronaldsway Meteorological Office with Love Tech mentor, Kirsty Pendlebury.

Presently, tickets for year groups 5 & 6 are fully booked. However, tickets are still available for the 11.30am session for years 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Click here to book this session.

Click here to add your name to the earlier session’s waiting list for years 5 & 6.

And… throughout February we also celebrated our Mentor of the Month, IT Business Analyst, Alexandra Koyfman.

“If you have any interest in STEM as a career or hobby, go for it. No matter what your background or skill set, you’ll find you niche.”

Though originally from the USA, Alexandra became an IT Business Analyst after completing her Master’s degree at University College, Isle of Man.

You can check out her Love Tech by clicking video here.

And read all about her STEM journey – and exactly what an IT Business Analyst does, by clicking here.

Remember to have a peek through February’s social media post to check out her book and film recommendations and challenge too.

And that’s all for February! March is set to get all PwC Isle of Man sponsored STEM sparkly, so keep an eye on our socials, check out our website and SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST to stay up to speed with all our events and news. 💥

And, to finish – if you’re a woman in STEM living in the Isle of Man and you’d love to join an award-winning charity to MAKE AN IMPACT, please get in touch:

contact@lovetech.im

Our Mentor scheme is in an exciting period of growth and a great place to share your skills and connect with others.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned and stay STEM-curious!

Love Tech is an IOM registered charity no. 1293.

www.lovetech.im for more info.