Hi, I'm Poppie (title must be at least 15 chars ok then)


(Poppie Simmonds) #1

Hi everyone - kept hearing people talk about birmingham.io but never joined for some reason. Then, when I decided to go looking for my own year in industry a friend recommended posting here, so here I am. Realised I rudely made that post without introducing myself, so here goes.

I’m currently in my third year (out of 4) studying Computer Science/Software Engineering at the Uni of Bham. I’m one of the organisers (alongside @jackweirdy) of BrumHack, the MLH student hackathon that takes place at the uni. Our next one is 12-13th March, if you’re a student that’d like to come or a company that’d like to sponsor, say hello!

Less tech related, I also sit on the board of trustees for a national youth charity, The British Youth Council, and I’m generally very interested in all things people, education and democracy.

Shout outs to @phazonoverload and @Jess for being wonderful humans too.


(Jessica Rose) #2

I love your weird little face, Poppie. If you’re not off doing fancy young people things tonight, come drink wine with Florence and I


(Daniel Hollands) #3

Welcome to the community, @poppie - we’re very happy to have you here.


(Matt Andrews) #4

Hi! Are you a native Brummie or a visitor to our fair city (like me)?


(Daveyon Mayne) #5

Welcome, @poppie. Great place with wise advices in the career tech.


(Poppie Simmonds) #6

from Leicester originally but planning to stay here after graduation. Love Birmingham too much!


(Poppie Simmonds) #7

“weird little face” you bully


(Jessica Rose) #8

You love it. This post must be 20 chars. So I also call attention to your flappy hands.


(Poppie Simmonds) #9

salamander ham hands are typing this to tell you to do one


(Poppie Simmonds) #10

with the utmost love and respect, totes


(Matt Andrews) #11

I actually smiled with pleasure today on the bus to work when I saw a bunch of schoolkids riding BMX bikes, pulling wheelies on the road and skidding them dangerously close to pedestrians, solely because I understood it. Every other youth trend just makes me feel ancient (and I’m not even 30 yet…).


(Poppie Simmonds) #12

I think @jess sees me as 12 years old though…


(Colin Smith) #13

I tend to smile when they fall off


(Stuart Langridge) #14

did they have stunt pegs?