In addition to workshops and courses, I also offer various consulting services such as:
- Front-end architecture and development
- Instructor training
- Corporate training & workshops
- Curriculum development
- Technical support
Got something in mind not listed here? Check out my FAQs or give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Front-end Architecture and Development
I can build the front-end architecture, framework or templates for your project. I also provide documentation to help your team maintain the codebase. I can also help with the UI/UX and content strategy as well.
Check out my volunteer work with Women&&Tech to see a sample.
Kevin Hinkson, Pruvera Chief Technology OfficerBack to top
We had been working on a modern fraud management system for high volume merchants for quite some time. While it was technically sound it lacked the usability required for our target audience. We turned to Christina and she helped us break down our immense list of features and tools into a simple and beautiful interface that our average user could make sense of right away. She was a blessing and we were thrilled with the results after leveraging her expertise.
My instructor training sessions are appropriate for new and experienced instructors. Though I often talk about technology related instruction, the main focus is on the behavioral aspects of teaching and creating an engaging and inclusive teaching environment.
Tara Wilkins, Camp Tech Director of Sales & Marketing & Instructor
I completed a train-the-trainer session with Christina and to this day, I still use the teachings. She delivers the content in such a way that it sticks with you and really resonates (she's also fun and very empathetic, which I enjoyed). I learned a lot about managing a room, engaging students and being inclusive so that nobody feels left out.
I'm grateful for the training and would recommend her to anyone who runs a training company and to anyone who teaches. She is an indispensable resource for becoming a better Instructor. I hope we can utilize her skills again in the future. She's such a pleasure to work with!
Jessie Willms, Front-end Developer
Christina is the kind of person you always hope will be your instructor, mentor, or colleague. She’s smart, compassionate, and has a great sense of humour. She is equally adept at making complex programming concepts easy to understand, as she is in making the sometimes heavy subjects like exclusion in the tech industry, accessible.
Not someone to ever talk down to you, or make you feel small, Christina’s workshops empower teachers by giving them the tools and language necessary to be better, more fully-rounded educators.
I had the pleasure of having Christina as a teacher for technical web development classes in addition to the leadership training session as a mentor and teacher's assistant for Camp Tech. She’s patient, kind, and knowledgeable. Above all, I was impressed with her ability to provide clear instructions and detailed, consistent help and feedback. You would be lucky to learn from Christina.
Jessica Duarte, Ladies Learning CodeBack to top
Christina was instrumental in laying the foundation for our Lead Instructors to become champions of our inclusive and collaborative culture. She created training material and processes that give all our instructors a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges of teaching diverse audiences as well as the tools to teach with compassion, humility and enthusiasm.
She brings to this challenging work a pedagogical framework that she developed through years of experience as a developer and as a teacher. Today we continue to use Christina's training materials and the best practices she established in all our new instructor training.
Corporate Training & Workshops
Need something customized for your team or conference? My expertise is in front-end development, soft skills training and diversity and inclusion.
Christopher Davis, Toogood Financial Systems VP, Software DevelopmentBack to top
We were starting a web project involving a modern web experience, but we lacked the in-house skills in HTML and CSS to accomplish the types of layouts and behaviour we wanted in an efficient manner. We turned to Christina to train us in how to properly develop complex layouts with HTML and CSS, as well as provide us with guidelines on best practices.
The customized training materials and guided training sessions she provided were excellent. She was great at explaining the concepts and was always friendly. Also, she spent some time help us solve some specific layout problems we were encountering, as well as useful advice for how to best organize our front-end code as we proceeded. We are glad we leveraged her expertise.
Do you need someone to create and standardize your curriculum? I can create content as well as recommend techniques and set guidelines for content and presentation styles so the experience for learners will be cohesive, no matter which course or workshop they take within your organization.
Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code Co-Founder + CEOBack to top
As our Director of Curriculum, Christina was instrumental in building a national training program for our educators coast to coast. Bringing with her years of experience in the tech industry coupled with a strong background in teaching, Christina was able to create a program that empowered and equipped our Lead Instructors with the tips and tools to deliver high quality, engaging workshops in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
If you're an independent freelancer or small studio and just need a extra set of eyes to help plan, assess and execute your projects, I can help!
Shilling Chau DeHaas Art Director
Christina is the indispensable one-woman-helpline for any independent web design studio. Whether you're looking for another brain to assess your code, a fresh perspective on user experience, or a senior level developer to parachute in on a project, Christina is your right-hand woman. Aside from being a powerhouse of knowledge, she's patient, personable, and has the unique ability to get your team to move confidently forward.
Gwen ZezulkaPhotographer, Developer, WriterBack to top
Whether you're a designer/developer taking on your first clients or an experienced team ready to take your projects to the next level–you'll want Christina in your support network. Not only will she give you an objective opinion on your code and experienced advice on information architecture, she'll be a mentor, cheerleader, and generous friend who will share with you her own invaluable experiences as a front-end developer and technology business owner.