Bilingual eCommerce… what are your options?

This week I was contacted by a potential client. They wanted a WordPress based eCommerce site. But there was a catch. They wanted it to be bilingual. It's tough to find a content management system that does bilingual well. It's even more difficult when you add eCommerce to the mix. In Quebec (where I build [...]

The future is mobile: Part II

This is the second part of a two-part series on designing for mobile. Today, I'm going to cover SEO, server-side tweaks, and conditional tags. I'll also look at how to deal with javascript and multimedia. I'll be posting a short follow-up on accessibility soon. Check back for more. Thank you to everyone who downloaded the free [...]

So you want more women at your tech event? Put a woman in charge

This is Part 1 of an ongoing series called So you want more women at your tech event? One of the first things you should do if you want more women at your tech event, is put a woman in charge. Tech events usually have an organizing committee and there should be at least one woman [...]

So you want more women at your tech event?

This is what a tech event looks like when women are welcome. This is a photo of me, taken by the talented Eva Blue at PodCamp Montreal 2010. I also brought my baby to WordCamp 2010 about two weeks before this photo was taken. There were at least two other babes in arms at that [...]

The price of admission

After I wrote my last blog post on women in tech (or more accurately the invisibility of women in tech), both organizers of Startup Fest emailed me. They weren't happy with the article. And (surprise!) they wanted me to MC the Granny Den. They offered to let me help organize the Granny Den, make it [...]