Tell me more about HockeyGeekGirl

Susan Ibach aka HockeyGeekGirl

Hi, my name is Susan Ibach (aka @HockeyGeekGirl). My passion is sharing what I have learned with others to help them find their best selves and enabling others to do the same. Whether that’s helping someone learn how to code, helping someone prepare for their first marathon, or learning cross-functional skills like how to present or gain consensus in a meeting, to expand career options.

I currently work for Amazon, who provided me the opportunity to expand the Amazon Future engineer program to Canada, helping underserved and underrepresented youth learn how to code.

This site contains blogs and resources that span my career

My experience includes

  • Establishing and managing a national program working with non-profits to achieve shared goals
  • Managing national and international ambassador communities
  • Creating engagement experiences at hackathons and conferences
  • Organizing in person competitions, workshops, conferences, and hackathons.
  • Creation of learning content including videos, and online tutorials
  • I also pride myself on being a passionate, engaging, motivating speaker (Sample list of my presentations, and content.)

I was awarded the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Women in Communication and Technology Canada, 2016.

You can reach me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Choy Joe Art Suson on January 22, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    your such a inspiration to me eversinced watching your python introduction in Microsoft i was blown away with coding hoping to meet you in person please if you have time I’m interested in learning python with your expertise.


  2. Posted by Margherita on October 25, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    I am a woman from the Netherlands, 54 years old and just starting with coding because I discovered I like it and find it very cool and challenging to try things out in Python. What I just needed is a good basis to start with and that’s just what the Microsoft introduction offers. I find it very inspiring and helpfull before I’m going to dive in the more complexer stuff of Python.


  3. Posted by Frank jones on March 26, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    You are right on dash captain for un and Arctic best aircraft ever feels like relaxing in my front room with a fire in the fireplace. Have captained Boeing 737 and crj but dash is my fav and safest . You are very perceptive and thanks for your post.

    Frank Jones


  4. Posted by Nancy Marsillo on June 8, 2022 at 12:13 PM

    Hi Susan. Just read your guide to Boston Marathon weekend and I have a question…I lived in Boston for 6 years back in the 80’s and the river between Boston and Cambridge was called the Charles River. You call in the Charlestown River….did the name change??


    • Sadly the Mud Hero in Ottawa in 2022 was also a bit of a mess (and not in the muddy mess good way), lots of changes in race directors and ownership since COVID lockdown, combined with shortage of volunteers…


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