hi! welcome to my home page. i’m jenn.

i am a computer not-geek from Toronto, Canada. i graduated in 2004 from the university of Waterloo where i was a student in the computer science co-op program. i had the opportunity to work at some very cool places and live in different locations across the states and in europe. after 5 years of moving every 4-months, it’s no wonder i have a short attention span.

i work as a senior manager at Deloitte Digital. before that, i worked as a solution architect at IBM. i used to be a software developer and a huge part of my day job was acting as the team’s scrum master (i actually called myself a scrum mistress, and have even made myself a t-shirt). i’ve also tried my hand as a product owner. and now i’m on the technical sales side of things having a different sort of fun!

i enjoy volunteering with initiatives such as Kids Learning Code, IBM’s EXITE camp, Girl Guides, and MentorPlace.

i aspire to work with technology and kids. in particular, i want to figure out how to engage girls in technology at a young age. i think scratch is the coolest, and have run several workshops to teach teachers about the tool and how they can use it in the classroom.

i spent three months (Jan – April 2006) in Nagasaki where I was interning with Guy Healy Japan. i was supposed to be working on curriculum and materials development for english teaching in elementary schools while improving my japanese. in reality, i taught english and drank sake, picking up the occasional word of japanese here and there 🙂

in my free time i hang out with my family, and try to fit in the occasional workout. i’m a reformed crossfiter currently taking a break from belly dancing. i trained and ran 4 half marathons (one two three four) between September 28 2008 and May 30 2010.

lastly, i’m not actually blurry in real life.