Archive for July, 2023

Trying new things

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

I’m a fan of trying unusual things. In this post, I thought I’d share some examples of things I’ve done in the last year or so, in case it gives you an idea of something you might want to try.


Catching the carpool cheats

Monday, July 24th, 2023

I’ve added a new project worksheet to Machine Learning for Kids, based on the idea of a traffic camera in a carpool lane.

Students create training examples by labelling pictures of cars with random passengers in.

recording of creating the training examples at


My TEDx talk

Monday, July 24th, 2023

The videos from TEDx Winchester 2023 are now live on YouTube – including a recording of my talk. This feels like a good point to look at back at what the experience was like.


Walking to work

Friday, July 21st, 2023

My commute changed a few weeks ago – from a short drive, to a cross-country walk. I had to return my company car as we don’t do them any more, and I chose not to replace it. So now I’m starting and ending my day with a walk.


What can you do with IBM Event Automation?

Sunday, July 9th, 2023

This is IBM Event Automation : a new product we released last month to help our clients create event driven solutions.

I’ve written a 200-word summary of what IBM Event Automation is, but in this post I wanted to dive a little bit deeper and show what it can do.


Machine Learning for Kids with EduBlocks

Saturday, July 8th, 2023

Students can now create Machine Learning for Kids projects using EduBlocks – letting them create machine learning Python projects in the browser by dragging and dropping blocks on a canvas.

This is all thanks to a fantastic new contribution from Joshua Lowe.

Here’s a quick run-through to show what this makes possible.


What is IBM Event Automation?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

A summary of IBM Event Automation in under 200 words.

Last week was the first release of IBM Event Automation. I’ve been asked what it’s all about, so I thought it’d be helpful to have a brief summary to point people at.

IBM Event Automation is a collection of three components, designed to help companies be productive in creating event-driven solutions.