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kimcodes

Build. Create. Enable. 🛠️

Since I was young, I loved disassembling electronics and solving puzzles. Technology is much more than a passion for me. I have a natural need to create, imagine, and build. My mission is to enable others to embrace uncertainty since there is no linear path to success. To create their own path, their own opportunities, and their own success.


  • Community "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
  • Growth "Talk with people who make you see the world differently."
  • Leadership "One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are." - Ginni Rometty

Impact

"Success is not measured in the amount of dollars you make, but the amount of lives you impact.”

  • All
  • Conferences
  • YouTube & Twitch
  • Code

Vue Conf 2020

Deploy Vue Apps to Azure
Lightning Talk

Grace Hopper Conference 2019

Surviving the Hashtags
Panel member

Twilio Signal 2019

Zero to Shero: Creating safe spaces for women to explore technology
Co-Speaker

Hello World - Microsoft Learn TV

Co-Host

#GreatHairCodeShare Twitch

Guest Speaker

Microsoft Build 2021

Unleash your creative energy - Developer team bonding in a digital landscape
Host

GitHub Constellation Toronto

Foundations for Developer Communities
Speaker

GitHub Campus Expert Summit

From Expert to Industry
Speaker

Naz Dumanskyy YouTube

Developer Podcast 03 w/Kim Noel

Prairie Dev Con Winnipeg

Tokens and Applications and Security, oh my!
Speaker

Microsoft Build 2020

Canadian Developer Community Connection
Host

StartUp Fest 2019

SmartCityFest - AI and the city
Speaker

Caribbean Developer Conference

Working in a distributed team
Speaker

Auth0 Blog

Hacktoberfest 2018 with Auth0
Writer

API City Seattle

Tokens and Applications and Security, oh my!
Speaker

My Kind of Tech Meetup London

Building inclusive communities in tech
Panel Member

Colombia Col 4.0

Trabajar con un equipo de personas de forma remota
Speaker

Experience

Professional

Database Platform Lead

2022 - Present

Microsoft Canada


Open Source Lead

2021-2022

Microsoft Canada

Drove Microsoft's Open Source Software strategy in Canada. Collaborated with OSS communities, partners and ISVs to enable customers on Microsoft's open platform and add value and growth to their businesses. Advanced Linux and OSS projects in the Cloud as well as defined win/loss analysis to understand why we win, where we win, and how to continue to grow Open Source in the Cloud solutions.

Developer Audience Lead

2018-2020

Microsoft Canada

Led professional developer engagement within Canada across Enterprise Cloud. Empowered developers and drove growth and quality to the platform's core community of developers. I wore a lot of different hats and interfaced with a lot of people from engineering, sales, social, and more to ultimately drive the strategic vision of continuing to grow the developer ecosystem. Enabled the developer community to build the tools and services that serve a diverse audience globally.

Community Engineer Manager

2018

Auth0 - Remote

Collaborated across teams such as support and engineering to optimize processes and tools for our user's experiences. Detected valuable patterns for the rest of the company from the Forum questions (i.e. valuable docs to produce) nd enrich the quality of technical discussions on security within the developr ecosystem. Worked closely with the Community Lead to provide technical advisory to the initiatives around the community

Community Engineer

2018

Auth0 - Remote

As a Community Engineer at Auth0 I actively work in a four person Community team. I built a vaste amount of ommunity tools and demo applications. I ineracted daily with developers around the world to facilitate and help integrating Auth0 into their products and solved technical issues. I participated directly in the community forum, getting insights, and discussing with developers all while mentoring new team members

Education

Bachelor's Degree Computer Science

2018

Concordia University

Associate's Degree Computer Science Technology

Specializing in data processing

2013

Dawson College