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, [...]

Everything You Need to Build A Chatbot

Everything You Need to Build A Chatbot

Bots are the new apps! Here are the tools I use to build my bots, teach them, and deploy them to the public.

This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

In the life of a Technical Evangelist, there is no such thing as a typical day. Every single day is different. Sometimes I meet with colleagues at the Microsoft Canada HQ, sometimes I code in coffee shops, and sometimes I speak on stages or in lecture halls around the country. This week I spoke at four [...]

Surface Book Review: Sleek, Powerful, and Uniquely Multi-Purpose

Surface Book Review: Sleek, Powerful, and Uniquely Multi-Purpose

I've wanted the Surface Book since I saw it debuted at //build, Microsoft's big developer conference, last year. I was considering buying one until I saw its steep price tag - the model I was looking at came in over $4000! Well worth the price tag for those who can afford it, but as a [...]

Trendy Techie, Tech Evangelist

Trendy Techie, Tech Evangelist

I am very excited to announce that, as of today, I am joining Microsoft Canada as a Tech Evangelist!  For the last 16 months I have been a Content Developer at Microsoft Learning Experiences, creating online training courses on edX.org for developers around the world. I joined LeX in 2015 after my year-long internship as a [...]

DuoSkin: Temporary Tech Tattoos Create a Wearable User Interface

DuoSkin: Temporary Tech Tattoos Create a Wearable User Interface

Remember last year when flash tattoos were a thing and all the hippie festival bloggers were wearing gold and silver temporary tattoos? Researchers at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Microsoft Research took these tattoos to the next level by making them interactive.

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Holograms have, for decades, been a vision of the future. With applications in communication, entertainment, and productivity, holograms have the potential to make the globe more connected than ever. Microsoft's Hololens has already shown us that it's possible with a head-mounted holographic computer (see my post on Hololens if you aren't familiar with its epicness), but [...]