Inside Seattle’s Historic Underground Walking Tour

Inside Seattle’s Historic Underground Walking Tour

20 feet beneath the Seattle we know lie the remnants of the city as it used to be. Back in the days of horse-drawn carriages, Seattle was more rough-and-tumble than rock-and-roll. The old city flooded, burned down, and washed away and, as tides rode, the citizens of old Seattle took on a daunting task: raising [...]

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the Mecca for women in technology. Taking place in Houston this year, GHC will attract 15,000 attendees for three days jam-packed with hundreds of technical sessions, career talks, company events, and research presentations from technology's most prominent thought leaders. For many attendees, Grace Hopper is their first conference, [...]

South Shore Fish Shack

South Shore Fish Shack

Welcome to the South Shore Fish Shack, bud! Home to the best fish n' chips in historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

My Last Summer in Halifax

My Last Summer in Halifax

Five years ago I was packing up my life to move to Halifax for university; now I'm packing up once again to move back home to Toronto. When I started my degree I had no idea how much would happen during my five years in the Maritimes. I turned my passion into my career, found [...]

Late Spring in Seattle: A Rainy Day at Pike Place

Late Spring in Seattle: A Rainy Day at Pike Place

Seattle is my favourite city. It's the perfect blend of west coast chill and big-city bustle, and, while I love working on Microsoft's Redmond campus, I relish the free time I have to explore on my own. On my most recent trip I spent a rainy day sightseeing Seattle's Pike Place Market and got a [...]

Trendy Techie Turns Three!

Trendy Techie Turns Three!

This week marks the third year I've been adventuring as the Trendy Techie. Three years ago I launched Trendy Techie to start more conversations about young women in tech and share my stories from the inside as a millennial working and learning in the tech world. So much has happened in the past three years [...]

Cherry Blossoms and Solo Travel

Cherry Blossoms and Solo Travel

Nestled on the University of Washington campus, surrounded by Victorian buildings you'd sooner expect to find in England than in the Pacific Northwest, are dozens of Sakura trees which, for a few special weeks each spring, burst into bloom with magnificent pink blossoms. The scent of the blossoms dances on the light breeze coming off Lake Washington, making the spring [...]