Calgary, Canada, 2021

About me

In a nutshell: Researcher ๐Ÿ“š Writer ๐Ÿ–Š Tech enthusiast ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’ฝ Guitarist ๐ŸŽธ Podcaster @EdTechExamined ๐ŸŽ™ Blogs @tech-bytes.net ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ฒ

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I’m an academic librarian in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been supporting instructors and students in higher education since 2014. I have experience working in IT and education technology, instructional design, research and scholarly communication support to students and instructors, strategic planning, and customer service. Throughout my career, I have consistently served as an information architect, web admin, or technical consultant for a variety of platforms and initiatives.

As an instructional librarian, I spend most of my time in the classroom working with students to develop their research and analytical skills. As a researcher, I’m primarily interested in education technology implementation, open educational resources, usability, personal productivity, and trends in the education industry.

I’m a long-time computer and electronics enthusiast (hardware, web development, automation, gaming, industry trends, etc.), and I’ve been blogging about the tech industry since 2013 at Tech Bytes. I’m most interested in how modern computing trends impact our work, productivity, communication, and privacy. I like to build computers and servers (NAS and media centres), develop websites, and automate tasks. I can usually ‘MacGyver‘ a solution to most computing or electronics problems. More recently I’ve become interested in the science of productivity, focus (deep work or ‘flow’), and distraction.

I love all things music and audio. I’ve been playing electric guitar for over fifteen years. I have a couple of nice instruments and amps and a healthy collection of effects pedals. Someday I hope to have a music side gig. I co-host an education technology podcast (EdTech Examined). I’m a reasonably experienced audio and video editor, and I’ve worked with a variety of industry-standard software suites.

About this website

This website is my professional communication hub. Here, you will find information about me (this page), my work and professional experience, contact info, and links to my blog, podcast, and other online profiles. I post updates about my work (usually research), podcast episodes, tech blog articles, and personal interests/projects. My technology blog is tech-bytes.net. I also republish many of my blog posts on Medium.

๐Ÿ”— Tech Bytes: My technology blog

๐Ÿ”— FacultyProfile

๐Ÿ“– Google Scholar Profile

๐Ÿ“– ORCiD Profile