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.

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 [...]

Travel, Tech and Taking Control

Travel, Tech and Taking Control

Hello world, I'm back on the digital map after two weeks of travel! In what's passed of January so far, I've spent just three days at home and the rest on the road (I'm writing this on January 18), setting up 2015 to be another exciting year of travel. I kicked off the year with a flight to [...]

Wendy Powley – Teach Tech Early, Take Every Opportunity

Wendy Powley – Teach Tech Early, Take Every Opportunity

Today we kick off the “Keep Your WiTs (Women in Technology) About You” interview series with our first feature, Lecturer Wendy Powley of Queen’s University. What better way to begin the series than with a woman who directly affects the way young people learn technology? As a woman in technology, Wendy knows firsthand what it’s [...]

Keep Your WiTs About You

Keep Your WiTs About You

And by WiTs I mean Women in Technology! I am excited to announce a blog post series starting this Wednesday, celebrating women in technology. This series will feature women in technical roles or in roles at technology companies, including female professors, project managers at Microsoft, and women who run some of Canada's best organizations for [...]