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Harry Gwinnell

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JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2020

It’s been a year to the day since I published my last blog post reflecting on the DigiFest Hackathon of 2019. It’s been a busy year, but the opportunity to reunite the team for another Hackathon was one we couldn’t turn down! As usual, the theme of this Hackathon is EdTech, organised by JISC. JISC […] The post JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2020 appeared first on Harry Gwinnell. Read more →


JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2019

The wonderful people over at JISC invited us along to their two day Hackathon, running alongside their DigiFest event. We pulled together a team of four, Nathaniel, Dan, Alex and myself and began coming up with ideas. They identified a number of key ideas they wanted us to build solutions for, including: Student Wellbeing Shaping […] The post JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2019 appeared first on Harry Gw… Read more →


JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2019

The wonderful people over at JISC invited us along to their two day Hackathon, running alongside their DigiFest event. We pulled together a team of four, Nathaniel, Dan, Alex and myself and began coming up with ideas. They identified a number of key ideas they wanted us to build solutions for, including: Student Wellbeing Shaping […] The post JISC DigiFest Hackathon 2019 appeared first on Harry Gw… Read more →


Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

I recently learned that at Microsoft, employee ID badges double up as Smart Cards. These are used for performing tasks that need 2FA, such as password resets, signing docs etc. I was curious as to how they achieved it, and I came across a rather powerful, yet relatively obscure tool called Microsoft Identity Manager 2016. […] The post Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 appeared first on Harry Gwinnel… Read more →


Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

I recently learned that at Microsoft, employee ID badges double up as Smart Cards. These are used for performing tasks that need 2FA, such as password resets, signing docs etc. I was curious as to how they achieved it, and I came across a rather powerful, yet relatively obscure tool called Microsoft Identity Manager 2016. […] The post Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 appeared first on Harry Gwinnel… Read more →


Microsoft Future Decoded 2018

The Event Last week featured the 2018 installment of Microsoft’s annual Future Decoded event, hosted at the Excel in London (Whether they did this for the Office pun is as yet unconfirmed). To quote Microsoft themselves :- Microsoft Future Decoded provided two days of top-level keynotes, breakout sessions, networking and an action-packed expo, giving the […] The post Microsoft Future Decoded 2018… Read more →


Microsoft Future Decoded 2018

The Event Last week featured the 2018 installment of Microsoft’s annual Future Decoded event, hosted at the Excel in London (Whether they did this for the Office pun is as yet unconfirmed). To quote Microsoft themselves :- Microsoft Future Decoded provided two days of top-level keynotes, breakout sessions, networking and an action-packed expo, giving the […] The post Microsoft Future Decoded 2018… Read more →


NASA Space Apps Challenge

This weekend, 4 members of HullCSS and I headed over to the C4DI to take on the Space Apps Challenge, a two day Hackathon focused around building applications with a space theme. We had very little idea of what the event was or what we wanted to do heading into it. Nonetheless, bright eyed and […] The post NASA Space Apps Challenge appeared first on Harry Gwinnell. Read more →


NASA Space Apps Challenge

This weekend, 4 members of HullCSS and I headed over to the C4DI to take on the Space Apps Challenge, a two day Hackathon focused around building applications with a space theme. We had very little idea of what the event was or what we wanted to do heading into it. Nonetheless, bright eyed and […] The post NASA Space Apps Challenge appeared first on Harry Gwinnell. Read more →


Humber Care Tech Challenge

On the 6th and 7th of September, fellow HullCSS member Dan and I travelled to Bridlington for the first Humber Care Tech Challenge. The event was hosted and sponsored by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the University of Hull, Amazon, C4DI and the One Point, presenting us the challenge to come up with a technology […] The post Humber Care Tech Challenge appeared first on Harry Gwinnell. Read more →