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.

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.

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 [...]

Reflections on my Two Week Digital Detox

Reflections on my Two Week Digital Detox

This past December I did something I haven't done in years: I took a full two-week digital detox. As soon as my vacation started I deleted all my social media apps from my phone, left my laptops and tablets at home, and boarded a flight to Orlando. What I learned during my time away from [...]

Trendy Techie’s Geeky Gift Guide & Giveaway 2017

Trendy Techie’s Geeky Gift Guide & Giveaway 2017

It's that time of year again! The snow has started to fall and Starbucks is serving drinks in holiday cups and my inbox is filling with invitations to festive parties. I'm excited to bring to you my recommendations for the perfect geeky gifts for your adorkable loved ones. Whether you're shopping for the developer, designer, [...]