About Me

 

  • I’m one of the main organizers of Intention Festival Online : Space Out | Zoom In : Connecting In The Cosmic Web (Sat, Oct 17 @ 4pm-2am Pacific) and I am very proud of it. I hope you can join us! Anyone from anywhere around the world can have a little taste of the magic of (usually in person in Vancouver or on the Sunshine Coast) Intention events. ✰ Connection games ✰ Shared meal ✰ Workshops ✰ DJs and dancing ✰ Costumes ✰ Costume fashion show ✰ Lounge space ✰ Old and new friends (facebook link)
  • I’m leading the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) in the WordPress.org Community Team with a 50% sponsorship from Automattic and 4 hours a week sponsored by GreenGeeks. We have a 4-hour workshop that encourages people from marginalized or underrepresented groups to speak at WordPress events. WordCamps typically start at 10% or fewer speakers of underrepresented groups, and within months of running the workshop, most have 50% or more speaker diversity!
  • I was voted Runner-Up for the 2020 BraveIT Award! I was nominated for my work in empowering diverse speakers around the world. Read more about BraveIT and my journey in helping people from marginalized and underrepresented groups in tech on the former voting page here: https://web.tierpoint.com/braveit-award-2020-vote
  • I was the December 2019’s feature for People of WordPress on wordpress.org news.
  • I’m expanding to help more technologies with this impactful work. My business, Diverse In Tech, helps tech conferences and companies get more diverse voices on stage and in meetings with a proven system. Check out our 3-minute promo video.
  • Participants of my workshops self-report public speaking confidence scores increase of 60%!
  • Next workshops: Speaker training for people from marginalized or underrepresented groups in WordPress
  • I’m dabbling sometimes in making website tools to help people be more awesome (thing.do) or do useful things (isthemovielikethebook.com).
  • Some of the other things I’m currently loving: introvert adventures, minimalism, art, octopodes.
  • Before the pandemic, I was splitting my time between beautiful-loud Vancouver, BC and beautiful-quiet Vernon, BC. Now I’m squirreled away in our big apartment on a hill in Vernon.

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