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Kirstin Hancock
Works at Blue Maestro
Attended University of Otago
Lives in Weybridge, United Kingdom
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I needed a little peep talk today! This sorted me out!

Thank you +Tim Daley for a great share
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Fabulous !!! ... Love IT Thanks
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Now Is A Perfect Time!

Is this news to you....

"Women are being recognized as powerful leaders!

Women-led businesses are succeeding!

The women-supporting-women movement is just starting!"

Come on board and join me in this exciting world of tech!

http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/16/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-be-a-female-entrepreneur/#.myqpjn:nvXm
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Ya know what I love about this ... We've always known and we bloom where we are - working for what we want, know is right (for ourselves and lives), and work for priorities.

It shows. IT SHOWS! this is a fab article, and I'm so glad you shared it +Kirstin Hancock!!
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RCUW Weekly Wrap UP
+Sheryl Loch Gives up an thorough wrap up on the Youtube updates and how to watch videos in better quality! Twitter comments on retweets  are fabulous, I am using key words to relate more closely to my audience. +Jessica Dewell I love your excitement for creating value around the Internet of Things!
Thank you for the shout out! +Blue Maestro is developing some very exciting products around the Internet of Things!  We are certainly looking at the broader scope!
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+Kirstin Hancock There are so many exciting things happening around the internet, business and social! We, of course, love what you are up to!
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What is your passion?

As many of you already know I am in the bluetooth technology industry.  I have been thinking about what sort of technology the members of RCU Women are involved in and where your technology interests are.  

So lets get to know each other a little more?  What are your passions?  
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Thanks, Kristin! As you know I'm a filmmaker, but I also am a longtime video editor--always around machines (from way back in the day..hahah). I am launching a Hackathon + Coding Camp for students in underserved communities in my hometown of St. Louis, MO this year.  So much negative news last year with Ferguson, there are plenty of students who need to change the narrative--and they have skills that can provide tangible pathways to success such as an interest technology. I'm kind of the master coordinator as I am in no way experienced in this area of tech. But I'm learning, and through my fiscally sponsored division, An EPIPHANY Conversation, we have incredible partners there joining us:  LaunchCode, ITEN, Microsoft and the United Way. Thrilled. Will keep you posted on our young ones! Thanks for throwing the question out there! And congrats on the bluetooth products!
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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Is Baffled About the Lack of Women in Tech

I think +Eric Schmidt needs to know about +Blue Maestro and how we are using technology to bring innovation to the market!

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2015/03/26/google-eric-schmidt-baffled-women-in-tech/
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Nothing to do with the billion dollar games industry still portraying woman as large-breasted eye-candy.

No, I don't suppose that would have much to do with it at all.
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Girls In Tech Catalyst Conference

The Cat­a­lyst Con­fer­ence is a two-day event show­cas­ing women at the fore­front of tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion and dis­cussing pro­gres­sive top­ics in the tech­nol­ogy and entre­pre­neur­ship field, as well as issues of women in tech­nol­ogy and leadership.
As a pre­mier female-focused event, Cat­a­lyst fea­tures inspir­ing keynotes from pow­er­ful female lead­ers, sage advice on inno­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy, and a plat­form to exchange ideas, con­nect with other influ­en­tial women, and cre­ate last­ing rela­tion­ships that could have con­sid­er­able impact on the tech­nol­ogy indus­try at large.

Has anyone been to this event in past years?  I have heard rely good things about it and would like to know more.

#womenintech   #conference  
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I'd love to know more as well!
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Baby products fit for royalty

Eighty nine years ago today Queen Elizabeth II was born and any day now we will have a new member of the Royal family.

Pacifi our bluetooth #pacifier  is featured!  Tune  in to get the latest in toddler tech!
On Tuesday's show we're talking why men won't marry, whether plus size is offensive and we're looking at the baby products fit for royalty. Plus Gok has the latest on this season's latest fashion trend - fringing... Tune in from 10:30 with Phillip and Amanda!
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Media Excitement!

The energy is electric inout office this morning!  We are so excited to have #Pacifi  appearing on IVT This Morning tomorrow!

#ITV   #babytech  
 
Pacif-i featuring on ITV

Look out for Pacif-i on ITV's This Morning tomorrow! Pacif-i will be a part of a feature on baby tech +ITV Press Centre 

#thismorning   #pacifi   #babytech   #itv  
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Do you consider yourself to be GROWN UP?

What caused you to think in this way?  

Are you called the same name now as you were when younger?

Is this your perception or that of others?
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Lol! That's ok. :)
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The Gender Bias Question In Technology And The Tech Startup World

"Making a startup successful is just too darn hard and challenging to let gender biases (or any other kind of biases) influence finding and hiring the best-qualified candidates.  Gender has just never entered my mind when trying to build the best team." writes Bryan Stolle.  

My experience is similar.  There is so much to get done, I just need the right person to fill the role.  It is irrelevant whether they are male or female.

What is your experience in technology?  Do you think there is a gender bias?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanstolle/2015/04/09/the-gender-bias-question-in-technology-and-the-tech-startup-world/
Bryan Stolle shares his experiences and poses questions about gender bias in the technology and startup worlds.
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I totally agree +Kirstin Hancock. "There is so much to get done, I just need the right person to fill the role.  It is irrelevant whether they are male or female."
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Harrogate Nursery Fair

It's nearly time to hit the road to travel to the Harrogate to present our newest product Pacif-i!
 
Pacif-i™ debuting at Harrogate International Nursery Fair

We are looking forward to debuting Pacif-i™ at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this weekend.  If you are attending the show please drop by and visit us at stand HP116.

http://bluemaestro.com/pacif-debuting-harrogate-international-nursery-fair/

#harrogatenurseryfair   #nursery   #pacifier   #bluetooth  
We are looking forward to debuting Pacif-i™ at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this weekend. If you are attending the show please drop by and visit us at stand HP116. Pacif-i™ has been hailed as one of the ‘most ingenious gadgets from CES 2015’ by Time Magazine. We are proud that Pacif-i™ is the world’s first connected …
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What's in the lid? Honey?
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+Fuzzy Wuzzy Anipals keep looking after our buzzing bees! We need everyone of them!
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Education
  • University of Otago
    Bachelor of Education, 1990 - 1994
  • Queen's High School, Dunedin
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Tagline
I spent fifteen years in primary schools until I decided that juggling three small children and a full time career was not what I wanted.
Introduction
The internet of things, wearable technologies and appcessories are currently amongst the hottest tech topics. There is a constant stream of great and innovative devices in these areas as well as some which are more interesting than truly practical. My company, Blue Maestro, www.bluemaestro.com,  is developing a range of products in this area. Our products all have a unique design edge and have been designed to be truly practical. Our first was released in December 2013 and is a Bluetooth Smart thermometer, hydrometer and barometer which is compatible with iOS and Android and has a design unlike any environmental monitoring device ever seen. My perspective of life has been created from the experiences I have had travelling around the world and from my upbringing in a large family.  I taught firstly in NZ and then in Inner City London schools for fifteen years.  I loved teaching, crafting individuals to be responsible individuals who think for themselves and make informed decisions.  
Bragging rights
As well as building a successful business, I am mummy to three small very active girls. I also find time to moderate the re:DESIGN community. I am planting a vegetable garden too!
Work
Occupation
Co-Founder, Marketing Director of Blue Maestro and former Deputy Primary School Head teacher
Skills
Constantly on the go! Energetic, enthusiastic, hardworking, organised, communicator, coffee, tea and cooking!
Employment
  • Blue Maestro
    Co-Founder, Marketing Director, 2012 - present
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Currently
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Previously
London, United Kingdom - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand