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 [...]

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.

VR and Games for Empathy and Identity

VR and Games for Empathy and Identity

Author: VyVy Ngo (@SleepyVyVy) New Shoes - What if I could feel what someone else is living through? Imagine a world where you can put on special glasses, and you’d be able to feel, see, maybe even taste what someone else is living through. Maybe we’d understand more easily why someone’s feeling down or share [...]

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 [...]

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.

Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Let me start by saying I do not support Breitbart, I do not support the Trump presidency, and I do not support Shopify maintaining its relationship with Breitbart, nor do I endorse the unfortunate and amoral comments about free speech made by Shopify's CEO Tobi Lütke. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk [...]

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 [...]