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Why Tech Talk for Non-Techies?

In my day-to-day interactions with people, I find that many outside of the technology field are still very uncomfortable with the technologies they choose to use everyday. Most have such limited tech knowledge that they never move beyond using technology as a convenient  toy and never master it as a valuable tool to aid them at home, school, work, or play. It is for these reasons that Tech Talk for Non-Techies exists.

Tech Talk for Non-Techies is designed to introduce technology to the uninitiated in a way that is engaging, informative, and fun. Tech Talk for Non-Techies is intended to become your go to resource for technology related information that is easy to understand. And before you know it you will be GEEKING out like an ol’ pro 😉

Why Kim Crayton?

After years of hanging on the outer circle of the technology industry, I decided that being on the outside looking in was no longer good enough. It was at that point that I announced to all who might be interested that I was leaving Education to enter the “tech” industry. Although, at that time I had no idea what it would look like.

With all the excitement of a child on their first day of school, I dove head first into learning all I could about the technology field and where I might find my place. I attended conferences, workshops, and Meet Ups. I networked, I listened to pitches, and talked to anyone who was willing to share their insight. After months of seeking, the shotgun approach I’d been following began to narrow and a few themes started to emerge.

  1. If I ever wanted to have the ability to act on any of my ideas I would have to learn to program/code. So I designed a self-paced, self-taught coding process for myself which has its own unique set of challenges.
  2. At my heart, I am an educator and helping others learn is second nature to me. So it would be my pleasure to help others improve their technology literacy and become comfortable with the tools they use everyday.

 

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