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 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 training sessions with clients, or hanging out at coffee shops to hash out ideas for upcoming projects.
I actively volunteer as an instructor with Ladies Learning Code, a not-for-profit aiming to improve digital literacy amongst women and youth across Canada. 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.
Though I consider myself a metal-head at heart, I'm a huge fan of the blues, jazz, soul and anything that includes an accordion and/or brass instruments. I obsessively collect vinyl, minerals, and non-fiction mostly related to cosmology and philosophy. I'm also a hula hoop dancer in training, but when I'm not practising you can probably find me riding my bike, photographing friends, or chowing down on poutine.
You can connect with me on LinkedIn, see more of my photography on Instagram, keep up with my work on Behance, or follow me on Tumblr.