Wolfmen – A full contact horror experience

Wolfmen is one of RAM Training’s newer experiences, and we had high expectations from the makers of Zombie Boot Camp…..

We arrive at the compound to be greeted by ‘Sniper’ Jack, who provides directions to the car park where we await further instruction. Once everyone has arrived you are brought into the base and provided with protective clothing, consisting of vest, helmet, gloves, and elbow and knee pads. At this point the amount of protective gear seems excessive and overbearing. I worry that the hindrance on movement I may suffer from will impede on my enjoyment, and we sit down for a briefing with the stern Major Roy.

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Horror Camp Live 2013 – An immersive, overnight, horror experience

Over time it has become more apparent that today’s society is becoming so immersed in technology it concerns me that we are losing out on social aspects of our life. Playing game is more likely to mean a computer game than a board game and interactions on a personal level are becoming more scarce. So much so that technology now strives to bring this back, by including multiplayer and chat aspects to games, but this has never really appealed to me.

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Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp – 2014

Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

This weekend I attended the Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp, an all day unconference organised by women. I have attended a few barcamps in the past, and I must say that this one has been one of the best, and here’s why;

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Geocaching – A Treasure Hunt for Geeks

geocache logoToday I went out and found (or attempted to find) my first geocaches. Geocaching is modern day technological treasure hunt, for geeks. It’s a great way to combine the outdoors with technology, and is suited to children and adults alike.

What is a geocache?

Geocaching is where you use a GPS enabled device and clues to locate a ‘cache’. Caches are containers which can contain a geocaching information sheet, log book and other various items. Log books show how many visitors that cache has received and when it was last located. Other items inside can be small ‘swappables’, items left for future cachers to take, and replace with a swappable of their own. It may contain information on the location of the cache, a puzzle to solve, or a ‘trackable’, an item which can be taken from one geocache you visit, and moved to another. These items have unique tracking codes and when discovered should have their location logged on the Geocashing website.

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Coding Languages – Which one should I learn?

One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was because in the past few weeks I have decided to learn how to code, but I have struggled getting to grips with certain basic aspects, because no matter how much things say they are aimed at beginners, I feel that they still assume that the beginner has some computing knowledge that I appear to be lacking in.

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Introduction

Who am I?

I’m a geek, who’s a girl, and I’m in the North.

Why am I blogging?

I want to share my various experiences with others who may find them interesting;

Technical – I am currently learning to code, and as someone with only basic technical knowledge, I find that even the most basic courses make assumptions that certain aspects do not need explaining. I want to share with people how I am learning to code, including the problems I have faced and how I overcame them. I hope that in the end I can create a true ‘basics of coding’ guide, which other complete n00bs can use to start learning how to code without feeling overwhelmed and confused.

Social – I love attending different events, meeting new people, and making new friends. Although many of the events I attend are geeky in nature, I also love anything out of the ordinary, and anything cheap or free! I will be putting together a calendar of events I find so people can hopefully discover new and interesting things to do. These will mostly be around the Manchester area, but if people find events elsewhere they feel would be good to include I would love for you to get in touch and let me know!

Personal – I may also include the odd personal post I feel may be of interest. These will most likely be reviews for places I’ve been and things I have done. I’m a massive horror geek, so I like to review the attractions I’ve been to!