I want to meet you in 2019 — yes, you!

I want to meet you in 2019 — yes, you!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my startup journey, it’s the value of a network. Over the last year I’ve met hundreds of amazing people who have opened their doors and calendars to me and my team to mentor, give feedback, make connections, or just chat through our challenges. And I’m ready to pass [...]

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 [...]

Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

Goodbye, Microsoft! My Next Chapter

For the last four years Microsoft has been my world, my launchpad, and my home. When I first started, I was an eager young university student developing Windows 8.1 apps, and Trendy Techie was still mostly a fashion blog. My mentors and experiences at Microsoft helped to craft me into the person I am today, [...]

Getting Your First Dev Job – How to Gain Valuable Experience as a Student

Getting Your First Dev Job – How to Gain Valuable Experience as a Student

We've all heard the stats, millions of computer science jobs are poised to go unfilled because of a lack of computer science graduates and new developers. And yet, as I talk to students on the ground, what I'm hearing doesn't seem to reflect the bountiful cornucopia of available jobs. Students don't feel confident that their [...]

On Working While Grieving

On Working While Grieving

I feel I've awoken from a hibernation of sorts. In January of this year my beloved grandmother passed away, and I experienced significant loss for the first time. I'm fortunate to have made it 23 years before losing close family, and I'm sad that my younger cousins didn't have the same years with her that [...]

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

Anouk Wipprecht is not your average fashion designer. Her pieces go beyond fabric and stitches, and into the realm of exoskeletal 3D printing and microcontrollers, bringing garment and wearer together into a united cyborgian being. In this 360 video interview, I sit down with Anouk to discuss her path to becoming a world-famous robotic fashion designer, her opinions on open source, and her latest project: a connected unicorn horn for children with autism.

Trendy Techie’s Exam Survival Guide

Trendy Techie’s Exam Survival Guide

Tried and tested through my experience as a Computer Science undergrad, here is my foolproof 3-step study plan.