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 [...]

Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Exciting news! Trendy Techie has just passed its 4th birthday, and to celebrate four years of geekiness I am thrilled to announce the Trendy Techie Contributor series! Over the last four years, this blog has transformed my life. When I started Trendy Techie I had no idea how instrumental it would be to my personal [...]

Dynamic Design Duo Anton & Irene Get Real About Work Life Balance – VR Interview

Dynamic Design Duo Anton & Irene Get Real About Work Life Balance – VR Interview

World-renowned design duo Anton and Irene quit their day jobs and started their own design studio. Now they travel the world and pursue the passion projects they've always wanted to create. Watch the interview in 360 or VR!

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.

Code Heroes: How One Small Town is Embracing Digital Literacy

Code Heroes: How One Small Town is Embracing Digital Literacy

By launching Code Heroes, Kelly Bergeron has made it her mission to ensure her town is keeping pace with the ever-moving tech world. Code Heroes teaches digital literacy to residents of Cornwall, a small town with a big-picture mindset and an appetite to change the world.