In the spring of 2011 I was a candidate for the Green Party of Canada in our national (federal) election. This media kit was prepped for the election; however, you might find it useful for Emma's speaking engagements as well.
Emma Jane Hogbin is committed to helping people define and achieve success. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people to participate equally in their community of choice. In 2007 and 2008 Emma hosted HICK Tech, a rural technology conference which highlighted the unique challenges and opportunities her community faces. In January 2010 she was recognized by The Google Diversity Programme for her efforts in increasing female participation in software development.
Currently employed as a freelance technical author and trainer, Emma works from her home office in Owen Sound, Ontario. She is a highly sought after technical speaker and has given presentations around the world about the importance of small business, open source software and the role of women in technology. Her first book, Front End Drupal, is a best seller within its industry.
The Green Party is a natural fit for Emma. She was selected to be a Legislative Page at the Ontario Legislature while attending public school and was later a Legislative Usher while studying at the University of Toronto. She graduated from UofT in 1999 with a BSc in Science and the Environment where she focused on the politics of migratory fish species. Emma brings with her the experience of two successful campaigns run in Bruce-Grey Owen Sound where she acted as Web consultant. In addition to her own riding, Emma has a family history with the Green Party--her great uncle Richard Thomas was one of Canada's first visible Green Party candidates nearly 20 years ago.
In 2005 Emma returned to her home town where she continues to be inspired by her book store owner mother, her artist father, the local farmlands and the short deciduous trees which surround her.
To learn more about Emma you can:
You can read about her business: http://hicktech.com
You can read her Wikipedia bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Jane_Hogbin
You can visit her personal Web site at: http://www.emmajane.net/
You can follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/emmajanedotnet
You can be her friend on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/emmajanedotnet
You can connect with her on LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/emmahogbin