I’m Allison Carlysle, an analyst, designer and developer based in the US. I currently work for Cartaniche Labs where I stay b-u-s-y b-u-s-y building custom tools, plugins, marketing and optimization plans for shop owners who use eCommerce cart technology like Shopify, BigCommerce and WooComerce to build their online storefronts. I feel just as excited when a fresh wide eyed entrepreneur earns their first $5 sale as I do when a seasoned pro hits their first million! Cha-ching!
My most fulfilling project however is SOCIHACKS, the passion project that Melissa Carlysle and I built to provide tech access to children from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Our SOCIHACKS kids simply don’t have access to critical STEM/STEAM education like those in areas where technology is a daily given. We along with literally hundreds of volunteers strive to change that! Since it's inception, SOCIHACKS grew so very large so very quickly! We saw firsthand that there was (and still is) simply an overwhelming inequity in technology education. But not only for young folks, parents and grandparents took interest and soon began to reach out to us daily for assistance with all kinds of “new to us” technology. Now we serve age groups spanning over eight decades!
That said, as you peruse my blog, you will notice that I write tech articles for a general audience aka this is a tech jargon free zone. If you are curious about how something works no matter how silly you may think it is, please contact me and I will do my best to answer your tech questions or perhaps even write an article or two for you!
Last, I travel A LOT and have lived from the east coast to the west coast and a couple of states in between! With all this here, there and everywhere, I make the most of my journey by documenting my travels as much as I can - so follow along if you wish as I document my view of this little planet we live on. She sure is a beauty isn't she?
Thanks for stopping by!
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." – Muhammad Ali