Kelly leads Code for Canada’s education efforts, designing and delivering training to build digital capacity in governments and communities across the country. She also works to convene and empower Canada’s growing number of civic tech community groups.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Carol has worked in the information management space for private, not-for-profit and government. A life-long learner, Carol graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master’s degree in Information Management and recently spend a week studying at Oxford.
Connie holds a degree in Urban Geography from the University of Western Ontario as well as a certificate from Brock University in Urban and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about citizen engagement and the opportunity open government provides for new innovations and insights.
She has created multiple tools to make open data more accessible, most recently of note the Kids Map of Edmonton. Currently, she is helping to advance the City of Edmonton’s data governance program by helping to improve internal processes and providing education through data literacy and data storytelling courses for municipal employees.
Prior to joining the City of Edmonton, Karen worked as a business analyst in the software consulting industry. This experience, combined with an education background in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, has left her not only with a keen understanding of the technology of data, but also the ability to translate it into usable visualizations and to educate others about it.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, he worked as an Executive in Residence at Communitech, where he supported over 100 startups helping them scale all aspects of their business. In his previous role as Director of Developer Relations at BlackBerry, Brian led a global team of 30+ developers through rapid expansion and managed direct technical relationships with over 600 major brands.