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.
I've been working as a Front-End Developer at The Pixel Shop for over 5 years where I develop accessible & responsive websites, and maintain meaningful relationships with clients. 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.
I started volunteering as mentor with Canada Learning Code 4 years ago, a registered charity aiming to improve digital literacy across Canada with a focus on women and youth. I have been instructing one-day workshops for 3 years, and just finished leading the Winter 2018 Digital Skills program. I will be leading the first workshop for the launch of our new chapter in Mississauga (my hometown) in April.
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.
All of my work created for personal projects 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.
In my downtime I am a portrait photographer, working with models who have a captivating and unique sense of style. My main inspiration is the models I seek out and work with who style themselves. I also photograph city-wide events like art festivals, political rallies and indoor performances including live music and burlesque shows. You can follow my work on Instagram and 500px.
You can connect with me on LinkedIn, keep up with my work on Behance, or follow my blog on Tumblr.