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've been working as a Front-End Developer at The Pixel Shop for over 6 years where I build accessible & responsive websites, and maintain meaningful relationships with clients. Starting as an intern, I took on many roles during my time working with a dynamic team of designers, project managers and developers. As part of the customer care team, I'm responsible for conducting in-person or remote training sessions with clients, and handling client care request tickets.

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

I started volunteering as mentor with Canada Learning Code 5 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 also 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 and Mashable.