Launched in 2013, Tech Bytes is a technology blog that focuses on industry trends in mobile computing - including hardware, software design/usability, security, and privacy. Original long-form articles are our strength. We also publish ‘how-tos’ and guidance pieces, and occasionally comment on relevant articles from other publications.

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Erik Christiansen ~ Founder

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I'm originally from Canada's California - Vancouver Island. I can still smell that ocean air...

My longtime interest in politics led me to the world of academe. I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations at the University of British Columbia. My fascination with information technology and higher education led me to the University of Alberta where I did my Master of Library and Information Studies. I currently work as an academic librarian in Calgary, Alberta.

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Usability for mobile and wearable devices

  • Web and app development (JS, Swift, HTML, CSS)

  • Open educational resources and open access publishing

  • Wrist watch collecting (it's a problem)

  • Playing my Fender Stratocaster

  • Bicycling

  • Drawing and painting (watercolour)

  • Voracious reader of political history, current events, technology, community and culture, brain science, society, design, business and commerce, science fiction, westerns, mysteries, classics

Jennifer Evaniew ~ Contributor

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I’m a born and raised Edmontonian who has never gotten used to the cold weather and partakes with the locals in complaining about it. I attended the University of Alberta where I received my Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, earning a double major in English and the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. I later completed a dual Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Business Administration.

Currently, I work as a Research Analyst for Chatterson Drive - a market research, marketing, and consulting firm in Calgary, Alberta.

Projects and Interests:

  • Market research

  • Marketing and communications

  • Writing and copy editing

  • Information and records management

  • Yoga, walking, biking and stair running

  • Attending art, culture and design “happenings”

  • Travelling within Canada and abroad

  • Origami folding and drawing

  • Reader of slice of life fiction, marketing and business trends, technology, community and culture