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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Today I celebrate my first full-time year at Microsoft! I am so grateful to work in a role where I have global impact and truly feel that I am using my passions to impact others in a positive way. Working in technology we have the opportunity to build a future we want to live in, [...]

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

As a young woman at Microsoft I have been very vocal about the importance of inclusivity and equality in STEM careers. I know firsthand the barriers women face trying to break into the tech - and if you don't believe they exist, you are not qualified to comment on the difficulties we face.

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Microsoft YouthSpark Live Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

On March 10, 2016, Microsoft Canada and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) welcomed 100 Ottawa youth to the Shaw Centre for an immersive day of technology-centric programming and inspiration.