Avery Swartz

September 29, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Design Exchange

part of a series on Compassion

About the speaker

Avery Swartz is one of Canada’s top tech experts who has spent 10 years on the ground working directly with hundreds of clients as a web designer and digital advisor. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, Canada’s national tech workshop company for non-technical people. In just five years, Avery has grown Camp Tech to three locations across the country (Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver) where 4000 people attend their 250+ practical tech workshops annually.

In addition to their tech workshops for the general public, Avery and her Camp Tech team have provided on-site private training for organizations including CPA Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, Kobo, Canadian Living Magazine, Simon Fraser University, YMCA Canada, the City of Toronto, and the Library of Parliament.

Avery is the resident tech expert on CTV’s Your Morning, where she talks about tech trends and highlights the latest tech gadgets for a national audience. She writes articles about tech and the modern woman for Chatelaine, and writes about tech and small business for The Globe and Mail. She has been a Professor at both Ryerson University and Humber College in Toronto. Avery currently hosts the Camp Tech podcast, interviewing digital professionals on a wide range of tech topics in an approachable way for a non-technical audience. The podcast has a 5-star rating on iTunes.

In 2017, Avery was #5 on the Top 50 Women in Marketing list by Search Engine Journal.

With a generous spirit of giving back to Canadians and her communities, Avery acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Cancer Society), and hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web.

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September’s theme, COMPASSION, was chosen by our Helsinki chapter and illustrated by Sami Viljanto.