My short, oddly third-person bio:
Avery Swartz is a Toronto-based tech expert. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, the tech workshop company for non-technical people. Avery regularly appears on national television talking about tech trends, writes articles about tech and the modern woman for Chatelaine, writes about tech and small business for The Globe and Mail, and hosts the Camp Tech podcast. Avery acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation), and co-hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web.
My longer but still oddly third-person bio:
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, sole owner and CEO of Camp Tech, Canada’s national tech workshop company for non-technical people. In just four 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 regularly appears as a tech expert on national television airing across Canada, speaking about the latest trends in the digital world, and writes for Chatelaine Magazine and The Globe and Mail on tech topics for the modern woman and small businesses. 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.
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 Breast Cancer Foundation), and co-hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web.