On Wednesday I attended Toronto’s first edition of Stone Soup organized by my good friends Stuart Candy and Ceda Verbakel. It was a combination dinner party and storytelling. When the invitation landed in my inbox mentioning sharing a story, food in the form of a potluck and the company of 15 hand picked friends and … Continue reading Stone Soup Toronto Edition
I wrapped up 2013 with a robotics hackathon which was incredibly exciting and I am starting the year with an art hackathon, the Gen Art Hackathon! I am really excited to be helping organize and support this next hackathon which is the brain child of my friend Xavier Snelgrove. What is the Gen Art Hack: … Continue reading Art Hackathon!
Love a hardware hackathon? I am sure you do! Haven’t you heard hardware is the next big thing? This internet of things is for realz! Have you ordered you new Raspberry Pi yet? Hardware hackathons: it is about designing and building something. So if you are interested in learning about hardware, designing something of your … Continue reading Did somebody say hardware? Hardware hackathon in Toronto.
I am really excited to be speaking at the next Toronto Girl Geek evening. I remember attending one of the first Girl Geek dinners in London in 2005. It was organized by Sarah Blow, the founder of Girl Geeks. That evening was pretty much magical: I met Robert Scobble and Maryam Scobble. I also met … Continue reading Toronto GirlGeek: the algorithms edition!
The Verge has an awesome story about Palm. God I love (loved?) Palm. Thirty-one. That’s the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware program and without the confidence of … Continue reading Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS
The 1924 Everest expedition team, with (rear left and second left) Sandy Irvine and George Mallory, whose deaths left an enduring mystery. Photograph: The Times/Camera Press Digital Into the silence is a magnificent account of the British assaults on Everest in the 1920s puts Mallory’s adventures in the context of war and imperialism. It took … Continue reading They didn’t know there were limits on what men could do
or how to find your purpose and do what you love via @brainpickings. Continue reading This is your life
Wilson Miner – When We Build from Build on Vimeo. Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle from CUSEC on Vimeo. via @dburka Continue reading Building and inventing
Seriously. I know. It is a million times better to be starting and running a software company then talking about women in technology. Totally agreed! Speaking like someone who actually loves running her software firm! But… that said, it is hard not to point out where things can be improved in my community. And to … Continue reading Changing the ratio: we won’t stop until we change the ratio.
There can never be too many girls in tech, so join Tech Chics YYZ for an evening to connect with other female entrepreneurs like you. Tech Chics YYZ is a Toronto based network for emerging and established female entrepreneurs in mobile, web and software platforms. The first get together of Tech Chics YYZ is happening … Continue reading Chics in Tech. Girls in Tech. Ladies. Women.