My name is Stacie DaPonte and I work and live in Toronto, Ontario. I've been making websites since I was a wee lass, and continue to love working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry.

Sitting at my workspace - photo by Christopher Mundle

I currently work as the in-house Web Developer at Surrey Place who offer specialized clinical services to children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments in Ontario. Prior to this, I was working with a web design agency called The Pixel Shop, building responsive websites and maintaining meaningful relationships with clients. In both roles I have been responsible for conducting in-person or remote training sessions with clients and colleagues, working closely with communications and marketing team members, and handling change request tickets.

Teaching an HTML & CSS Workshop at Ladies Learning Code - photo by Nat Cooper

I started volunteering as mentor with Canada Learning Code 6 years ago, a registered charity aiming to improve digital literacy across Canada with a focus on women, youth and other educators. I frequently lead one-day workshops on HTML & CSS, JavaScript and WordPress and lead the past and current cohort of the Digital Skills program.
I have recently joined the Program Design team as a Content Developer where I am responsible for auditing and updating our curriculum, and engaging our instructor community.

I also volunteer with Ten Thousand Coffees where I meet up with young professionals looking for advice and mentorship on starting their careers in the tech industry.

Volunteering at Nuit Blanche in 2014. You can learn more about this 3d printed installation and the girls who designed it here.

In my downtime I am a portrait photographer and model. I photograph city-wide events like art festivals, political rallies and indoor performances. I have showcased my work with Dirty Talk Entertainment in Kensington Market and with Raw Artists Toronto at the Mod Club.

Any of my photography of public events, objects or places is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. I am a contributor to the Flickr Creative Commons Community, and my work has been sourced on the Wikimedia Commons, BlogTO, NOW Toronto and Mashable.

In my down-time I like to make jewelery and accessories, dance with hula hoops, and enjoy Toronto's live music scene.