The committee detected that I have a technology background (spot on!) and have invited me - along with no doubt hundreds of other techno-savvy people - to a mass 'technology' interviewing session to take place at the ExCEL conference centre in London's docklands on 17th April.
I'm not sure how this will work although I do get a disturbing imaginary vision of standing in a queue with other 'tech' hopefuls all shouting to a TV camera that "London has the Tech-Factor!", and standing on a spot being grilled by a tech version of Simon Cowell. "I'm sorry Nick, but unless you can recite the seven layers of computer networking* it's a No from me".
I'm sure the reality will be far more friendly - and if, as it seems, 17 April is the 'tech interview' day for everyone identified as tech-savvy then maybe I'll see you there.
*In case you get asked, the 7 layers of computer networking (OSI model) are:
- Data Link