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May 22, 2017

Those who say they know everything in Excel knows nothing

- Confucius (probably)

I, like countless data crunchers, spend an unhealthy amount of time staring at Microsoft Excel. But much like the late night infomercial suggests, there must be a better way! Slowly, but sur...

May 17, 2017

Here’s about half of our crazy team… the day I got my selfie-stick.

I’ll never forget the first business meeting I ever attended. I sat quietly (me, quiet?) with my new coworkers trying to figure out how to strategically share my thoughts and opinions on client acquisit...

May 6, 2017

At Chic Geek, we're all about connecting and exploring ideas in technology. Today, let's explore decoding what it means to be a programmer to understand what Data Science actually is. Using our Chic Geek values to discuss the unfamiliar, we’ll discover some common lang...

April 22, 2017

If you’re from Calgary and a foodie, health nut or instagrammer, there’s no doubt you’ve heard, if not tried Cru Juice. The cold pressed juice, known for its artisanal blends in aesthetically-pleasing bottles, was a first of its kind in Calgary. Beginning in 2014 as a...

March 28, 2017

I first met Lynda Kiejko at my previous job; she was known to be the Pan American Gold medalist while I was an IT Auditor. Our paths never crossed until one day when Lynda attended a belly dancing class I was teaching during lunch time at our workplace. She was a bit s...

March 20, 2017

There's no doubt about it, Calgary's had a rough go of it these past couple of years. With our unemployment rate sitting at 10.2 per cent as of January 2017, the job market is in a tough situation. If you are currently looking for a new position, it's important to know...

February 8, 2017

 I like January for three reasons:

  1. January was the month we hosted the first Chic Geek event in 2013.

  2. It’s my birthday (January 29th, in case you’re curious)

  3. It’s a fresh start!

The third one is my favourite because a clean slate makes me feel inspired,...

January 25, 2017

UX is having a moment these days. The term seems increasingly ubiquitous both within the tech sector and even outside of it, and more and more designers are positioning themselves as digital design evangelists.

As a discipline though, UX, or user experience design, has...

January 19, 2017

Here at Chic Geek, our members come from a variety of backgrounds, are at different professional stages and have diverse skill-sets and interests. We examined the apps that made our lives, professionally or personally, easier in 2016. We wanted to share what worked for...

November 24, 2016

Bringing Together Women in Tech to Celebrate Imperfection. The energy was palpable as attendees walked through the doors of TELUS Spark on November 16, 2016, ready to start their Geeky Summit adventures, a conference highlighting women leaders, creators and entrepreneu...

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