The podcast for the Scottish Tech Army. Listen to the organisations we're helping and the difference we're making. Hear too our volunteers' stories of why they joined, what they're doing and what it means to them.
Episode 15 - Grace Chocolates changing lives
Graham and Kirsty talk to Joyce Murray about how a realisation that we are all just one decision away from getting into trouble led her to set up a chocolate making business that works with women who've brushed up against the justice system. During lockdown she asked for help from the STA who managed to help in more ways than she imagined.
Plus - there's a big announcement at the start of this episode.
Episode 14 - Digital Access to the National Library of Scotland
Stewart Lewis of the National Library of Scotland and STA volunteer Project Manager Alec Davies join Graham and Kirsty to talk about how a team of STA volunteers worked together with the NLS to bring https://opentexts.world online during lockdown. 8 million digital texts are now available to anyone who wants or needs them, with about 32 million left to go. There's some deviation into talk of Hibs and Edinburgh Rugby and we get Alec's view on good Project Management - a topic for another episode.
Episode 13 - World Mental Health Day
It's World Mental Health Day. We brought together one of Crossreach's amazing counsellors, Julie Reekie, with Scottish Tech Army volunteers, Rab Mungall, Kirsty McIntosh and Graham Johnston to share stories of lockdown, managing the new work from home normal and how the STA has provided purpose and a sense of belonging in the most difficult of years.
If you need to work through your experiences, here are more links to those who can help:
Episode 12 - Checking in again with Alistair Forbes
The Scottish Tech Army had quite a week - 5 months old, awards, partnerships and press galore. Graham Johnston and Kirsty McIntosh catch up with Alistair to hear all about it.
Episode 11 - Graham Johnston and Josh Havens
Listeners finally get the introduction to Graham Johnston they and he deserve and Kirsty to talks to STA volunteer Josh Havens, coming from a non-tech background, the support he's received from fellow volunteers and the impact the charities he's helped have had on his outlook.
Episode 10 - Agenor Technology
Agenor Technology is an Edinburgh based IT consultancy. Several employees, some furloughed, some not have been giving their time and experience to the Scottish Tech Army. Graham Johnston and Kirsty McIntosh find out more about the business and the impact of Covid 19 from their CEO Gary Montgomery and hear from volunteers Kirsty Patterson and Andy Bassett. If you want to know what collaborating with the STA does for your personal development and your business, tune in.