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Gail Carmichael
Works at Shopify
Attends Carleton University
Lives in Ottawa, Ontario
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I recently gave a workshop on the growth mindset with first year computer science students working as part of this amazing program . It went...
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A few notes from a #GHC16  panel on ed tech.
One of the panels I attended at this week's Grace Hopper Celebration featured women from various companies engaging in ed tech, whether as t...
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Another awesome young computer science researcher who will be visiting Heidelberg this week!
This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog . The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and compu...
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First in a series of posts featuring women young researchers attending the Heidelberg Laureate Forum this year!
This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes place September 18-23, 2016. Abel, Fields, Turing and Nevanlinna Laureates will join the forum and meet 200 selected international ...
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There were some issues with this year's Google I/O, but luckily I got a lot out of it because of the reasons I attended.
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I spoke at an event earlier this week where I argued that innovation needs computer science. Here's the transcript of my lightning talk.
On Wednesday, I gave a talk at an event called Ignite that brought together government and business folks to talk innovation. There were four lightning talks of about 5 minutes each, and mine was on computer science education. Below is a transcript of my talk. This event is not focused only on ...
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If you are into computer science and education, this might be the dream job for you! Join my team! :)

https://www.shopify.com/careers/computer-science-educator-ee975f
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Very late in sharing these, but here are my notes on an interesting panel session at GHC.
How can software help companies recruit and hire more diversely? Erica Joy Baker, Laura I. Gomez, Stephanie Lampkin, Liz Kofman, and Aline L...
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Insights on inclusive game design that can be applied to all software.
Invited technical speaker Lyndsay Pearson spoke at Grace Hopper this week about inclusive game design. Lyndsay has, as she puts it, grown u...
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My advice for GHC speakers.
So you're speaking at GHC16. What do you need to know? How can you prepare to be the best you can be? How do you calm your nerves?! Alth...
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Some useful things I learned about being a leader from our CEO himself.
Self-actualization, that thing at the top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: “what a person's full potential is and the realization of that potential.” Shopify cares deeply about growth, and aims to be a company where its people reach the self-actualization level of the pyramid.
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We had a ScratchJr workshop at work for a professional development day recently. I was a bit worried about teaching kindergartners, but it turned out to be a big success! Here's what we did (plus cute photos).
A new professional development day was recently added to our local school board's calendar. One of my colleagues, John Duff, made the brilliant suggestion to have a 'take your kid to work day' instead of scrambling to find babysitting. Naturally, I suggested we also add a coding workshop.
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Computer Scientist, Educator, Blogger
Introduction
Managing external education programs at Shopify and turning CS education inside out. PhD in CS on hold for now. Lifelong educator.
Bragging rights
Hiked the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland... while five months pregnant.
Education
  • Carleton University
    Computer Science, present
    PhD (ABD, currently on hold)
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Gail Banaszkiewicz
Work
Occupation
Computer science educator, software developer
Employment
  • Shopify
    Manager of External Education Programs, 2016 - present
  • Shopify
    Developer, 2015 - 2015
  • Carleton University
    Faculty Instructor, 2013 - 2015
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Currently
Ottawa, Ontario