Ashley Jane Lewis is a Maker and Youth Tech Educator. She spent a year and a half leading the ground-up development of Girls Learning Code, an attempt to encourage more females in the technology field. She designs content for the TIFF Bell Lightbox, creating an Arduino gadget-making workshop for the Bond Exhibit and coding workshops for their DigiPlaySpace.
After coming 1st in Toronto’s Startup Weekend Maker Edition and 2nd globally, Ashley and her team have begun to create a product that makes reading more interactive for kids. Alongside her brother, Brandon Lewis, an award-winning filmmaker, Ashley has launched a series of film and code bootcamps for kids that strategically engage kids of colour in the creative technical arts.
In addition to that endeavour, Ashley is a Digital Media Producer at TVO, the coordinator of the new Transmedia Zone at Ryerson University, and is starting her own company that bridges maker culture with kids education.