Name: Tamsin Oxford
Designation: Slave to the machine
Company: Interrobang Editorial
What do you do every day? Write about technology, learn about technology, talk about technology and immerse myself in geek stuff. That includes making stuffed toys out of geek cultural iconography.
How did you get into the tech space? There was a wormhole. Also, it was because I have programmed since I was about eight on a ZX Spectrum, played computer games since the first ones came out, loved the idea of what tech could potentially do to change the world and wanted to be the first to find out when it did. So I tumbled into tech journalism and then pulled it into every space of my life that I could find.
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? Don’t take it personally and just do the damn job.
What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Be excited by it. It’s very easy to get lost in jargon and office politics, but the real frontier of tech with contact lenses that can track your health or 3D printed blood vessels, that’s pure brilliance. Bask in the light that these people give off and learn from it.
What motivates you to get out of bed every day? Usually the idea of coffee. Also the fact that there is always an exciting piece to write or pitch, or something that someone has done that’s too delicious for words. Every day I wake up thinking that there is so much possibility in the next 12 hours. I could write something that changes someone’s life or uncover something that could stop bad things from happening. I have done both in my career and received letters of thanks from people across the world. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, better than that.
Who do you want to be when you grow up? I STILL have no idea. How unfair is that?
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