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Webinar: What if Jane Austen had been a geek? - Hampshire Branch

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This talk will take a light-hearted look at how IT could have enhanced and changed both Jane Austen’s life and those of her characters.

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Jacqui Hogan, Past Chair of BCS Elite; MD, Cocreative Ltd

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17:30 - Presentation
19:00 – Close
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SYNOPSIS
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that the life of a young person of Jane Austen’s time must be greatly enhanced by addition of a little Tech. Today, we take the Internet completely for granted, but in Regency times, while communication was extremely important, women (and men) could not even text. Shocking! Imagine how technologies like TikTok or WhatsApp would have helped Lydia’s pursuit of officers? Or how much easier checking the monetary value of prospective husbands would be for Mrs Bennet with matchmaking apps or access to LinkedIn? Think how the relationship between Anne and Captain Wentworth would have been very different if they’d had access to good quality (or any) email? And could Lady Susan have been written as a series of blogs rather than letters?

This talk will take a light-hearted look at how IT could have enhanced and changed both Jane Austen’s life and those of her characters.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Speaker: Jacqui Hogan has spent her career in a variety of IT roles including coder, computer aided design software developer, project manager, development director, business consultant and, most recently, chair of the BCS ELITE group. She has also been a passionate Janeite for over 25 years and looks forward to sharing an unusual look at what might have been different had Jane Austen been a geek!
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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
BCS Hampshire Branch
https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/hampshire-branch/

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