Zombies, Cakes & Goddam People

On Saturday, I gave a talk at the University of Birmingham Women in Tech conference, based on 3 key quotes.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Arthur C. Clarke

If it weren’t for the people, the god-damn people … always getting tangled up in the machinery. If it weren’t for them, the world would be an engineer’s paradise.
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

I have in me both north and south polarities;
… the deepest Analysis, with brilliant Imagination forever playing on the surface of those grave & fathomless depths.
Ada Lovelace, 1844 (Letter to Michael Faraday)