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.

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, [...]

Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

What does VR have in store for space exploration? At this year's Virtual Reality convention in Toronto, I sat down with Peggy Wu, the Associate Director for Research in Human-Machine Interaction at United Technologies, to talk about her perspective on this exciting aspect of our future.

VRTO 2017 – Highlights from Toronto’s Virtual Reality Convention

VRTO 2017 – Highlights from Toronto’s Virtual Reality Convention

Sci-fi authors and futurologists have long dreamed of environments and entire worlds existing purely in virtuality - and for the first time in history, technology has caught up to that dream. From June 24-26, 2017, the VRTO Virtual Reality Toronto convention brought hundreds of VR aficionados to Toronto to discuss the future of our reality in the virtual [...]

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

High Tech Meets High Fashion with Anouk Wipprecht’s Wearable Robots – 360 Video Interview

Anouk Wipprecht is not your average fashion designer. Her pieces go beyond fabric and stitches, and into the realm of exoskeletal 3D printing and microcontrollers, bringing garment and wearer together into a united cyborgian being. In this 360 video interview, I sit down with Anouk to discuss her path to becoming a world-famous robotic fashion designer, her opinions on open source, and her latest project: a connected unicorn horn for children with autism.

The Fashion Week Incident that Made Me Stop Writing About Fashion

The Fashion Week Incident that Made Me Stop Writing About Fashion

When I launched Trendy Techie in 2013, it was first and foremost a fashion blog. But then I went to fashion week and everything changed.

This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens

In the life of a Technical Evangelist, there is no such thing as a typical day. Every single day is different. Sometimes I meet with colleagues at the Microsoft Canada HQ, sometimes I code in coffee shops, and sometimes I speak on stages or in lecture halls around the country. This week I spoke at four [...]