Welcome! I am Gail (Banaszkiewicz) Carmichael. I manage external education programs at Shopify.
My varied background in both computer science education and software development has provided me with an interesting set of valuable skills. I have contributed to traditional software development projects, but I have also delved deeper into what it means to be a good programmer when designing curriculum for outreach programs and undergraduate courses. In my role as a faculty instructor, I was not only an educator and designer, but also an effective manager overseeing up to 700 students and 18 teaching assistants at a time.
I am also passionate about sharing my joy of computer science with others, especially girls and women. I am a co-founder of Carleton University's Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE), a member of the now disbanded Advisory Board for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and a long-time contributor to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. I am currently working on setting up a more formal Canadian branch of Girl Develop It! and continue to participate in many outreach initiatives.