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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

2016 in Review: the Year Everything Changed

2016 in Review: the Year Everything Changed

Last year, I said that 2015 was a year of healing, and 2014 was the hardest year of my life. Looking back on 2016, I'm going to label it the year of change. Change is constant, and the only thing that is constant is change. If you're not changing, you're not growing, and if you're [...]

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Body mods, memotech, cybernetics - what seemingly futuristic technologies will become reality in years to come? The Next Familiar, a collaborative project by Karen Maxwell and Shannah Segal, gives us a glimpse at the status quo of 2044.

Trendy Techie Meets Prime Minister Trudeau

Trendy Techie Meets Prime Minister Trudeau

On June 1, 2016, I had the incredible honour of being one of eight young Canadians to attend a private meeting at Parliament Hill with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and COO of Instagram Marne Levine. It is such a rare opportunity for a young person to share her honest opinions about a country with its leader, and I am truly honoured to have been invited to this discussion.

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

On April 15, 2016, 200 young female leaders arrived at the Perimeter Institute for the Inspiring Future Women in Science conference. An inspiring day of talks from women in STEM careers awaited them, along with a candid address by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I am honoured to have given a keynote address at this conference.