When it comes to social media, technology, coding, and general geekiness, Spydergrrl is your go-to expert. Tanya’s online alter-ego is a Twitter queen with thousands of followers, a Facebook guru with a growing tech-loving community, and a well-respected public speaker and advocate for UX design. But her blog is the heart of her internet presence, the place to go five days a week for all kinds of geeky goodness.
On any given day of the week, you’re going to find something fascinating, something mind blowing, and something elegantly beautiful on her blog. Maybe it will be an amazing new tech product looking for kickstarter funding. Maybe it will be a YouTube video explaining the secrets of time that will have you thinking about things in a whole new light. Maybe it will be a fabulous LEGO construction – something she’s eager to share with her son, a budding tech-lover himself. The tech world isn’t just a cold, digital place of steel and plastic; it’s a living, growing thing that is expanding the edges of our world and the borders of our thoughts, and Tanya is right there on the cutting edge to lead the way.
She’s passionate about her local community, too. She’s the energetic social media force behind Barrhaven’s Canada Day celebrations, she’s a founding member of the Movember movement in town, and she’s an organizer and speaker for Ottawa’s UXCamp. She’s also been one of the biggest local promoters of Code for Kids, a great way to introduce your kids to computers, design, and tech.
Tanya’s got some really smart thoughts on how technology affects us all. Come hear how it might affect you at Blog Out Loud 2014.