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NBA stars are coming to Toronto this week to meet tech companies at the Athlete Tech Summit during the Toronto Caribana Festival and Drake’s OVO Fest. In a recent Toronto Star article, the effect of Ontario’s growing tech sector is drawing attention from sports athletes, wanting to invest in our local start-ups.

I am a tech outsider. I don’t know how to code, I didn’t go to business school. In fact I didn’t even know what API stood for when I started working in this industry two years ago.

Last week at the Public Sector Social Media Conference in Ottawa, I presented to a group of social media professionals working in agencies across the Canadian government.

I was 4 years old when I landed in Canada with my family, my parents in search of a ‘better life’. I can still remember the cold air biting at my cheeks.