I am a software engineer at Google. The views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Until recently, I lived in Sydney. Before that, in Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo, and Ottawa). As of December 2013, I’m based in London.
I’m originally from the UK, and have a BSc (hons) from the University of Edinburgh (2007). I spent some time pursuing a Masters degree in Computer Science at the University of Ottawa (started September 2008), but left for a number of reasons. I’ve worked in the US and Shanghai as a programming instructor, trained in martial arts in China and qualified as a ski instructor (CSIA Level 2). I also developed the programming curriculum that was taught across the US and in Shanghai for the 2009 season. My latest curriculum is entirely visual and was created for the University of Ottawa. It is available for anyone to use, and can be found here.
Fall 2009, I TA’d CSI 1706 (“Éléments de programmation pour la gestion”), and spring 2010 ITI 1521 (“Introduction à l’informatique II”). I was also a ski instructor at Edelweiss for the 2010 season. Summer 2010 I spent in Extreme Blue at IBM. I give talks semi-regularly, you can find a list on my Media page.
My research was about Social Networking and Web 2.0 – specifically I was interested in influence and conversation on Social Networks
I was the Instigator of Awesome for Awesome Ottawa, a long time ago. More recently, I was a Co-Conspirator and Trustee at Awesome Foundation KW. These groups give $1000 to help make their cities more awesome – no strings attached.
I was one of the Organizers of Girl Geek Dinners KW. They run regular events for women in the area to get together for dinner and listen to an interesting talk. Interested in going to the next event? See Twitter.
Like my blog header? I do! It was created for me by Chris Olsen.