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Jamillah Knowles | 10:06 UK time, Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hello Outriders!

This week on the podcast I was lucky enough to chat with one of the founding fathers of HomeBrew and portable computing, and take a peek into the future for young people in Liverpool looking for a career in technology.

First up - how many of you own a laptop? Well the origins of that machine came from someone who was also a part of the infamous Home Brew Computer Club.

Lee Felsenstein

Home Brew was a group for hobbyists that started in the mid-seventies in Silicon Valley. As you may know, some of the biggest names in computing were a part of that group including George Morrow, Steve Jobs and Jerry Lawson.

So if you do use your portable computer regularly, Home Brew Member and tech pioneer Lee Felsenstein is one of the people you should be thanking.

Apart from influencing how we use computers today, Lee is working on something that brings our sense of play from the past to work with cutting edge consumer computing today.

Liverpool Studio School

Last week North Liverpool Academy announced that it is opening a Studio School for students aged 14 to 19 specialising in games development and digital futures. So I caught up with the director for enterprise there, Jade Parkinson-Hill to find out what’s on offer and why it is important.

Well, that’s all we have time for this week, but stay in touch and let us know about the things that are floating your boat whether they be web-based or digital in other ways.

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Until next week!

Jamillah

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