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Who am I?

Hello ! I’m Marie-Philippe, a third year software engineering student at École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal. I also have a college degree (DEC) in Computer Science. English is not my first language, it’s French! If you see me doing any mistakes in an article, don’t hesitate to tell me – I am writing this blog in English to improve my writing skills!

I love participating in hackathons. I participated in at least 7 of them. I also attend to various other tech events that take place in Montreal (Women Techmaker, WordCamp, workshops).

My involvement

Currently, I am involved with the student club INGénieuses de l’ÉTS (translation in English is impossible, but it means women engineers).

Les Ingénieuses de l’ÉTS is a group of students in engineering who want to create a network to promote and encourage women to pursue careers in engineering and applied sciences. I’m in this organization because it is very important to me to make the field of engineering, especially software engineering, an area with more diversity.

I first started being a member in September 2015, then in 2016 I became in charge of communciations (social media), then Vice-President. Since September 2017, I am now president of the club.

Why create this blog?

I have been wanting to create a blog for a long time. I owned one from 2009 to 2014 – I was writing book reviews. When I entered in Computer Sciences, I didn’t have any time to read – I had stopped my blog.

I was missing the feeling of writing articles on a blog. It is much easier to learn new things when we are working on a concrete project. This is what drives me to work on this blog. It allows me to go even further in my knowledge of WordPress!

On this blog, you can read articles about tech events taking place in Montreal, those in which I participate. There are also tutorials that you can follow to achieve what you want.

Follow me on social media

I’m on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest! I’d be glad to get in touch with you!

You can always contact me by email for any inquiries.