posts tagged: hacking

Learning about #Hackmentoring

How we think about mentoring and how we practice it  is important for the learning of others and also ourselves. Rarely, however do we really question the dominant view of mentoring or the learning value of formalized mentoring schemes many of us participate in. I’m of the belief we should not only question mentoring, but we should #hack it.   Learning about hacking and mentoring Hacking is a mindset and practice of modifying something through exploration and play to accomplish something that is outside the creators intended application [1]. It is about a way of doing things to explore meaningful possibilities or pushing the boundaries of possibility about something. Hacking or being … Keep Reading…


Perhaps it is time to remove the word “mentee” from our vocabulary. This #HackMentoring video is about social digital change and the practice of mentoring today. It outlines the perspective of mentoring as a practice and mindset, not a person with certain characteristics.   This video was developed for #WOWWales and the Women+Digital Collective.

Is Facebook a hacker?

This post is inspired by a dear friend on my Facebook profile who commented when I posted this status update: “With the new ‘FB timeline’ on its way this week for EVERYONE…please do both of us a favour. Hover over my name above. In a few seconds you’ll see a box that says “Subscribed”. Hover over that, go to “Comments and Likes” and unclick it. That will stop my posts and yours to me from showing up on the side bar for everyone to see, but MOST IMPORTANTLY IT LIMITS HACKERS from invading our profiles. If you repost this I will do the same for you. You’ll know I’ve acknowledged … Keep Reading…