Welcome! I am Gail (Banaszkiewicz) Carmichael.  I manage external education programs at Shopify.

About Me

I'm a computer scientist, educator, and changemaker. I've spent time in academia, industry, and a few places in between.

I am currently Shopify's Computing Education Program Manager. Our mission is to make learning computer science and computational thinking better for everyone. Learn more about CS education at Shopify.

Our biggest project is a ground-breaking initiative known as the Carleton Shopify Bachelor of Computer Science partnership. Students work full time at Shopify on industry-scale projects, applying concepts mapped to curriculum, in addition to attending academic courses at Carleton. This brings in-class learning closer to on-the-job experience. We aren't just providing work-integrated learning; we've aligned it with the formal CS curriculum. Learn more about the Carleton Shopify BCS partnership.

I am particularly passionate about sharing my joy of computer science with others, especially girls and women. I am a co-founder of Carleton University's Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE), a member of the now disbanded Advisory Board for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and a long-time contributor to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. I am currently working on setting up a more formal Canadian branch of Girl Develop It! and continue to participate in many outreach initiatives.

Latest News

Local Winner in Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk

I participated in this year's Photo Walk in Kemptville, Ontario with our photo club.  My photo of a used bookstore owner was chosen as the local winner! You can see my photo and the other photos that were submitted (not everyone uploaded one) on the walk's page.

New Portfolio

I just redesigned my portfolio.  There are a few sections that will be expanded soon (particularly the Research and Creative sections).  Please check back here for updates or subscribe to the RSS feed.  Thanks for stopping by!