Eleanor Harding is a product developer and supergeek who has been called the swiss army knife of tech. She is originally from South Africa and has a background in both development and design, helping her win numerous hackathons including the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon and the Skype Codess hack for women in tech.

 

Before arriving in London, she created an indie game which won the Microsoft Imagine Cup and was the design engineer in the winning, all-female team in a competition to design and race scale F1 cars.

 

Eleanor is now the founder of a product development consultancy called Rigby/Rose where she spends her time doing what she loves, helping startups turn their big ideas into elegant products. In her spare time she looks for ways to enable people through technology, listens to a ridiculous number of audiobooks and networks furiously.

 

She’d also quite like to go to the moon.

 

CFG Top 25 under 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From 2012 to 2013, I worked as a photojournalist for Perdeby, the University of Pretoria newspaper. During my time, I was awarded the honour of Photojournalist of the Year. Additionally, I had a total of 12 front page photos during my year there – a record which still stands higher than any previous or subsequent attempts.