I completed my Bachelor of Computer Science degree at Augustana University (now a satellite of the University of Alberta). I started work in Calgary in 1997 in the oil and gas sector and went through various roles in IT for 10 years. I started doing web development around 2005, customizing internal webpages for departments and creating custom applications, which led to business analyst work for HR. In 2007, 2008 and 2011 my three babes arrived and after 10 years out of the traditional work force, I'm finding some time and passion for building websites for others. I completed an online web course to brush up my skills and found that I really missed technical thinking and learning new things. There is an overwhelming amount to learn, but I am happy to see the core concepts are still relevant.