About

Hey! I’m Sage Franch, developer, futurist, and creator of Trendy Techie. In January 2018 I left my corporate job at Microsoft to pursue my dreams of building a platform that will support a culture of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. During my four years in industry I learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t in the fine balance of company culture, and now it’s time for me to put my dev skills to the test and build the solution to the problem.

As a developer I specialize in blockchain, scalable AI, and mixed reality. I’m a big believer in trying new tech, and I learn best through teaching. I’m currently building a first-in-kind blockchain developer curriculum for Lighthouse Labs, to be launched in Toronto in Spring 2018. Keep an eye out on my Twitter and Instagram to be notified of my development workshops and talks!

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

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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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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