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Getting Started: Software Testing

Victoria MacLennan. 01 December 2023, 11:53 am

An IT Professionals student member asked me how they could get started learning about Testing over the holidays so I took the question to our members on their slack channel and this is the advice that came back. 

Career wise software testing isn't a bad choice, it's stimulating mahi, means you learn about a wide range of software and different aspects of the industry and it pays pretty well. Careers NZ have an overview of the role and pay scales, what's involved.

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Playing games for your brain

Victoria MacLennan. 21 November 2023, 10:50 am

A friend recently messaged me to ask for recommendations of games he can play to improve his cognitive thinking and memory skills as he ages. As someone who games (too much some might say) I thought - that's easy! all games are great for those skills right? Turns out some are better than others. An estimated 15% of gamers in the US are aged over 55, reading some of these articles it probably should be more. 

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10 Tips for a great networking experience

Victoria MacLennan. 17 November 2023, 8:03 am

Walking into a crowded room can be intimidating for the best of us, worse still if you don't know anyone and don't feel confident inserting yourself into group conversations. Worse again if you are anything like me and hate "what about that weather this week" kind of small talk.

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Embracing Balance: The Enhanced Benefits of a Digital Detox

Victoria MacLennan. 13 November 2023, 10:26 pm

I had a "digital detox" over the weekend. Why you should consider doing the same and some of the benefits.

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Trust: The Glue that Holds the Workplace Together

Victoria MacLennan. 10 November 2023, 8:10 am

Kia ora koutou, fellow workplace enthusiasts! Today, let's talk about a magical ingredient that can turn a group of employees into a cohesive team, transform coworkers into trusted collaborators, and …

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Te Reo Māori digital technology terms.…

Victoria MacLennan. 02 November 2023, 11:42 pm

Te Reo Māori digital technology terms.These are terms shared via the weekly pānui in alphabetical order by english term and updated every week. There are often multiple Te Reo Māori words for each …

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AI wrap Friday 27th October

Victoria MacLennan. 27 October 2023, 11:47 am

Today - A day in the life of AI, Gartner's top tech predictions, autonomous flying taxi's, AI ethics in education, LLMs for dummies and protections for artists.

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Is Generative AI really coming for our jobs? 

Victoria MacLennan. 13 October 2023, 7:53 am

The latest Forrester Generative AI Jobs Impact Forecast for the US makes for really interesting reading. 
Their summary is somewhat surprising in the face of other predictions and sensationalised he…

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AI wrap Friday September 22nd

Victoria MacLennan. 22 September 2023, 1:06 pm

Kia ora koutou, welcome to our AI wrap for Friday 22nd September. First up some of the more interesting news this week. 
Study into effects of AI on knowledge worker productivity and quality. Insigh…

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AI Wrap 15 September

Victoria MacLennan. 15 September 2023, 11:34 am

An AI Wrap written by me this time with no assistance from AI. AI News from Aotearoa. Report on Addressing the consumer harms of generative AI. Are we heading for an AI Winter? Other AI in the news.

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AI Wrap Friday 1 September

Victoria MacLennan. 01 September 2023, 10:23 am

Kia ora and welcome to this weeks AI wrap the first for September. I tried a few other tools to write this and reverted back to ChatGPT as co-author. It feels like (I might be wrong) there has been a …

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