Over the years, I've had the pleasure of working with brands such as Holt Renfrew, Home Depot, Globe & Mail and Bell as a front-end developer at top digital agencies, Teehan+Lax and Nurun. The projects ranged from creating front-end templates, mobile prototypes and web apps. My stint at a software company, Field ID, involved overhauling the in-house web app's front-end architecture and creating a customized framework.
These days I'm independent but you can catch me at various Ladies Learning Code events around the country as lead instructor and now as Technical Lead. I also teach in Humber College's Web Design & Interactive Media Program.
How did I get my start? After getting my degree in Communications and Psychology from York University, I didn't know what to do. I was flipping through a Seneca College brochure and the Web Design Program caught my eye. I decided to take the money I had been saving for a car and enrolled in the course. And as they say, the rest is history.
Oh yeah, I still don't have a car.
Unfortunately, many of the projects I've worked on are either no longer online, require login access to view or out of date. So, why not go through my collection of online memorabilia instead? Or check out my resume.
This was my talk entitled, Finding Your Niche. It was presented at the Distill Conference in San Fransisco, August 2014. The description of the talk is included below.
It's safe to assume that most people in the tech industry are aware of the lack of diversity within our community. But what does diversity really mean? In this talk, I will share my experiences of being a woman and a minority, how I found my own way and how we can work together to welcome and celebrate differences.
As more interviewees are added to the site, I feel more and more honored to be included amongst these women.
This project was part of Teehan+Lax Labs. We took my love of food and organization and created a "smart milk jug" using Arduino to explore how physical computing interacts with our everyday life.
Code Kids is a documentary focusing on seeing kids being taught coding in schools in Canada's Maritime provinces. They came to the Ladies Learning Code Fredericton, New Brunswick chapter kick off where I lead an HTML & CSS workshop. I sat down with them to talk about my thoughts on why more women don't going into programming.
This video also made me realize how much I talk with my hands!
This was the first Ladies Learning Code workshop that I taught outside of Toronto.
During 2012 & 2013, Ladies Learning Code launched several new chapters across the country. I got to be a part of these great events, leading the workshops in Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Calgary and London. For this workshop, CBC Ottawa was there to film the event.
Once upon a time, I used to draw on paper. Here's a sample of my drawings and a couple of other personal projects. Also, check out my latest on-going project, Summer of Me.
Lauryn Hill, conté
Aaliyah, conté and pastel
Logo for wedding website and invitations, Photoshop
Dummy text generator using quotes from The Wire, thewireipsum.com