My First Year as a Founder — Crescendo’s Journey

My First Year as a Founder — Crescendo’s Journey

This weekend marks one year since my co-founders and I first brainstormed Crescendo. In the last twelve months we’ve gone from ideation to launch, cohabited in two apartments in two cities, and lived and breathed our company mission: to build technology that makes the world more empathetic. Here are four of the big firsts we experienced this year.

Toronto Hackers & Capital One ‘Use Digital For Good’ to Support Canadian Charities

Toronto Hackers & Capital One ‘Use Digital For Good’ to Support Canadian Charities

Capital One's Gift the Code hackathon saw over two hundred Toronto developers join together for a 48-hour hackathon - but instead of competing for a top prize, these 34 teams were competing to build the best solutions for Canadian charities.

Founding a Startup Amidst Loss and Grief

Founding a Startup Amidst Loss and Grief

Around this time last year, I wrote a post called On Working While Grieving. It feels like an eternity ago, because so much has changed; yet here I find myself again, writing a post about loss and commitment. The last time I wrote was in April, and I haven’t had the gusto to write again [...]

Announcing Crescendo – Inclusive Workplaces

Announcing Crescendo – Inclusive Workplaces

It's time we stop treating diversity as a checkbox and start building inclusion into the core of tech culture.  Introducing my startup, Crescendo - Inclusive Workplaces.

To the Youth on National Walkout Day

To the Youth on National Walkout Day

BANNER IMAGE CREDIT: ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK This is not a post about guns. This is about our future. When I was in middle school, I didn't have to worry about being shot. I clearly remember the day we had an armed intruder drill, and learned how to hide, low to the ground, along the wall closest [...]

Booking.com Partners with Ladies Learning Code to Support Female Developers this International Women’s Day

Booking.com Partners with Ladies Learning Code to Support Female Developers this International Women’s Day

The tech industry has matured to the point where working in tech no longer necessarily means knowing how to code - but giving code a try can help non-devs in tech better understand their customers and company goals. This International Women's Day, and for the duration of the month, Booking.com has partnered with Ladies Learning [...]

5 History-Making African Americans in Technology

5 History-Making African Americans in Technology

The Importance of Diverse Role Models Written by: Jamie Berger American computer science Ph.D. candidate at Michigan Technological University @BergerWithASideOfCode We can all agree that role models are important for a child’s development. A dominant aspect of developmental learning is observational, so children repeat what they see. When I was a child, my role models [...]