Tamasin Ford is a software developer, teacher and entrepreneur who brought these skills together to found Power Up Tech Academy, a coding school for kids in grades K-8. Previously, she consulted on business strategy to Fortune 100 companies with The Boston Consulting Group and spent 10 years in custom web development, 9 of them running her own business, SharpCurve Solutions. For over 15 years, she taught private piano lessons and she has also taught mathematics in private, small group, classroom and lecture hall settings.Tamasin is passionate about bringing technology skills to kids at an early age. At Power Up Tech Academy, she teaches coding to kids from kindergarten to 8th grade in languages such as Scratch, Scratch Jr, Python, and HTML/CSS/JS. She has been an invited instructor at University of Chicago FEMMES Code Camp and Chicago Scratch Day and also speaks to students about careers in technology and her experiences as a female in tech.In 2015, Tamasin co-founded Female Founders Pitch, a community to help women entrepreneurs network and talk about their businesses to achieve funding, partners, clients and users.Tamasin has an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and a BSc in Pure Mathematics from University of Calgary, Canada. She enjoys ballroom dancing, Toastmasters, playing piano and learning languages, both human and computer.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Tamasin Ford and other top speakers and celebrities.