A results-oriented software programmer, both professionally educated and self-taught, Michelle is responsible for updating and designing SkillSmart’s platforms and products to best meet the needs of its customers, job seekers and communities, with a focus on human-user interfaces and front-end web development.
Before joining SkillSmart, Michelle served as a freelance software developer for several clients, as well software developer for Xccepted Technologies, a start-up that designs wearable infant safety hardware and software. Prior, she served as a social media marketer and membership administrator for Energy Fitness & Yoga. There she maintained the company’s website and social media channels, implemented SEO strategies, and led member communications to increase membership enrollment and retention.
Michelle graduated from Douglas College in British Columbia with a Degree in Computer Science and also attended the University of Victoria where she majored in Business.
She keeps her software development skills current through online coursework, including Android Development, Front-End Web Development, and Data Structures and Algorithms in Java.
She also builds her leadership skills through active involvement in the technology community, including Women Tech Makers and Google Developers. She has played an active role in organizing International Women’s Day in Baltimore, DevFests, Hackathons and a women leaders in technology speakers’ series.