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Tech21 Q&A with Tara Fagan

 We asked Raranga Matihiko’s Tara Fagan how she spends her working days.

Q: What did you think you would be when you grew up?
A: An astronaut

Q:   What is your mahi?
A:  Designing and leading learning programmes. Lots of cool tech and people involved.

Q:   What is the favourite part of your job?
A:  Getting to be creative and exploring possibilities of how tech can help learning.

Q:  What set you on your career path?
A:  Being involved in Playcentre with my own tamariki.

Q:   What do you do when you are not working?
A:  Spend time with family, at the beach and gardening

Q:  How do you harness creativity at work and in life?
A:  Ensure there is time to play, explore and tinker.

Q:  What does Techweek2021’s theme: Connecting for a Better future Te honohono mo te heke mai pai ake mean to you?
A:  Making the most of relationships.  We all have strengths and working together enables the best of these.  Connecting with each other, whether face-to-face or via tech, helps us all grow as we design exciting futures.

Q:  What do you think the future of work will be like?
A:  We can only dream, but hopefully one where we have a good work/life balance, equity and ongoing learning.

Q:  What is your key advice for ākonga considering their future?
A:  Don’t be afraid to give things a go.

Q:  What technology could you simply not live without? 

A: My iPhone.

This or that?

  • Movies or TV
  • Comedy or drama
  • Music or podcasts? 
  • Book or ebook
  • Fiction or nonfiction? Both, but fiction to relax
  • Facebook or Instagram
  • iPhone or Android? 
  • Phone call or text? 

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