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About

Hey! I’m Sage Franch, Tech Evangelist at Microsoft and founder of Trendy Techie. I drink my espresso black and wear my heels sky high. Oh yeah, and I’m a computer programmer.

Trendy Techie is your portal into the world of tomorrow’s tech. I travel the globe and scour the web in search of the future trends in tech and fashion, and I’m here to share them with you.

As a Tech Evangelist, I get to build, hack and play with the newest technologies on the market. Right now I’m working with HoloLens, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services APIs, and I’m building a conversation bot that can help you start learning how to code. I am also the director of Microsoft Student Partners Canada and Imagine Cup Canada.

I believe in the power of youth and true global connectivity. it is my mission to empower others to build the future.

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you’ll see I’m an avid traveler and fashion lover, as well as a technology speaker and advocate for equality in geekdom. To work with me, book me to speak at your event, or request my media kit, get in touch!

COURSES I’VE BUILT:

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DISCLAIMER: The opinions and posts expressed on trendytechie.ca are solely my own work and do not reflect the opinions or sponsorship of Microsoft or any companies, except where explicitly stated. If you have any questions, please email me at questions@trendytechie.ca. Resume available upon request.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. We definitely need more fun and fearless women in the tech industry. I love in Silicon Valley and work at a tech company and often see more men (sometimes very poorly dresses men) taking up positions women could and should fill! I love that you are in CS and are inspiring others to take on math/science as well as fashion (if they want). Cheers to you!
    xoxo, Bethann

  2. I think it’s awesome that you are busting stereotypes. My husband is a software developer, and he is very glad that more women are choosing tech careers – he works with a few at the game/app development company he writes code for. Our daughter is showing an aptitude for it as well. You are a great role-model for young women!

    1. Thank you! There are so many women and girls who show interest in it but then change their minds when they hear about the stereotyping. I went to a women in technology conference at which someone said “we have to find ways to make it fun for girls to learn CS…have them develop shopping apps”. I found it so disheartening and ironic that the older women are the ones perpetuating bias like this.

      I’m not sure how old your daughter is, but if she’s youngish have her try out Game Salad – it’s a really easy and fun tablet game development software that simplifies the process with great results!

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