What I’m Doing Now

A ‘Now’ page inspired by the /now page movement and nownownow.com.

Q3 and Q4 2017

It’s November: I’m currently trying to finish an article, that I started early this year and is dangerously becoming outdated towards the end of the year. It will be posted on Open Brunei. It’s… not Part II of Better Data.

I was excited and honoured to work on something in August & September, that prompted this “Dessert Manifesto” post on my Instagram haha. I’d love to do more work in this vein, if time allows. Yes, I am being vague as I’m not sure how open I should be about it. 😀

Generally this year

The passive project I worked on most this year has been the Brunei Cabinet database: a list of Brunei’s Ministers and Permanent Secretaries, but it’s not only that. I organise the data into different views or “collections”, for example a list of women senior officers, officers listed by age, officers listed by academic background.

I’ve also been trying new ways of compiling Brunei-related content. Here is my list of bookmarked Brunei tweets, and it draws on bookmarks in my Pinboard account (not to be confused with Pinterest). With Pinboard, I’ve also been compiling Brunei articles and Brunei (art)works. I don’t quite know what I’m going to do with these collections, but at least I know how to quickly refer to them.

In my day job, I’m still a web developer in the private sector. This year has not been busy compared to the daily deadlines and stress of 2016. I’ve mentioned that I’d like to write more about working in IT, and perhaps on being a woman in IT. I would also like to do more programming outside of my job – perhaps make a Telegram bot, or build a little web app pulling data from one of my Airtable projects!

I also have an interest in how tech is used in communities, and in digital communities (I have an MA in Digital Sociology!). I currently don’t have any clearly-defined aims in this area, beyond my individual projects and being a semi-regular at Brunei Geek Meet‘s monthly meets.

– possiblyzebra

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