7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn How to Use Raspberry Pi

RaspberryPi STEM Summer Camps for Kids

As society gets more reliant on technology, coding is turning into a more valuable and necessary skill. Learning the language of computers can be done at any age, but many are realizing how advantageous it is to start young. Children are at their prime for learning new languages and can not only quickly pick up […]

Now is the Best Time to Learn Photography, Programming and 3D Animation

Learn Photography, Programming and 3D Animation at Q Academy

Learning shouldn’t stop when you’re done with college. It’s something every person shouldn’t graduate from, especially in a rapidly changing economy and the job market. The need for employees with extensive experience and skills continues to increase. Short courses can add that edge that will set you apart from the rest. Whether you’re a student […]

How App Development Can Win You Profits

Digital Marketing - Q Academy

This year, global mobile apps are expected to reach 188.9 billion U.S. dollars in revenues. Whether you’re thinking of creating your own app or working for a company, the mobile app market is a highly competitive and profitable industry. The advancements in technology and mobile devices paved the way for mobile apps to thrive. Now, […]

Why Digital Marketing is Crucial for Small Businesses During the Pandemic

The grim reaper may have been feasting on the business world since the pandemic pushed cities to go under lockdown, prompting a number of brick and mortar stores to permanently shut down. There are those that shifted their line of business to online, quickly adapting to these challenging times. But with window displays and flyers […]

Can Social Media Leave Behind Social Cavities ?

Social media is an alluring oasis, which entertains the mind with endless information. Feeding the basic human desire for connection. Social media is sweet satisfaction, that allows a user to communicate with people around the world. Amusing an individual while they become updated on both private and global events, social media is communicative candy. With […]

5 Social Media Platforms You Should Be Using and Why

social media

5 Social Media Platforms You Should Be Using and Why A majority of marketers say that social media marketing is a top priority in their current marketing plans. In fact, investments in social media advertising have skyrocketed to a whopping 30 billion dollars as of 2016.  Social media was once an entertainment tool, and it is […]

Why You Should Upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud | Q Academy

Why You Should Upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud A whopping 1 million people are now subscribed and use Adobe Creative Cloud. Seems like everyone and their dog knows about it nowadays. This is all for very good reasons, as there are so many amazing perks with the cloud! There have been bucketloads of changes with […]

Blogging for Business – Writing Blogs Your Audience Will Actually Read

Blogging | The Fit Gypsy | Content Marketing

Blogging for Business – Writing Blogs Your Audience Will Actually Read  53% of marketers say blogging is their top content marketing priority, and for a good reason. A well-constructed blog is engaging and provides valuable information to your followers. Engagement is key to building a great reputation online, the more likes and shares you have, […]

Remote jobs that let you travel the world- Part 1

Remote Jobs | The Fit Gypsy

Remote jobs that let you travel the world- Part 1   Thanks to this cool thing called the “Interwebs”, there is now an abundance of remote jobs available. This is now the time to start your career as a digital nomad. The only question and decisions you have now, is which of the remote jobs […]

Why the AWDM course will help you attain the Freedom Lifestyle

Freedom Lifestyle | Digital Nomad | The Fit Gypsy

Why the AWDM course will help you attain the Freedom Lifestyle   To attain the freedom lifestyle, you have to learn the skills in order to make a serious living while traveling the world. The internet can become our best friend to be able to learn those skills, and be able to apply those skills […]

My Digital Nomad journey thus far

Q Academy | The Fit Gypsy

My Digital Nomad journey thus far   Wow, what a journey! All I can say is that I am SO grateful that I made the decision to become a Digital Nomad. Thank you Q Academy for teaching me the ropes and getting me on my feet so that I can have the ultimate freedom lifestyle […]

Graphic Design / Branding Fundamentals

Graphic Design Training Q College

So many people dream of a career in a creative industry, but far less people actually do something about it. For many people, becoming a Graphic Designer seems to be a job that dreams are made of – flexible, fun and positively overflowing with creativity, so they think to themselves, how could this possibly lead […]

Security life hacks for Digital Nomads

Life Hacks | Security | Digital Nomad | The Fit Gypsy

Security Life hacks for Digital Nomads   Hello from Morocco! This week has been quite an unbelievable experience, visiting Morocco has been on my bucket list since I was a child, and I finally am here! I have realized, however, that I needed to develop some Security life hacks here to complete my Digital Nomad […]

Entrepreneurship, Athletics and the Similarities

Athletes Entrepreneurs

The pursuit of athletic excellence and entrepreneurial success are very similar in many ways. Dedicated athletes and serious entrepreneurs exhibit many of the same characteristics. If you dream of succeeding as an entrepreneur or making waves as an elite athlete, you should keep reading this post. You must be fully committed. In order to succeed […]

Lagos, Portugal: A perfect Hotspot For Digital Nomads

Lagos Portugal | Digital Nomad | The Fit Gypsy | Q Academy

Lagos, Portugal: A perfect Hotspot For Digital Nomads.   Lagos really has it all- with over 300 days of sunshine, top notch surfing, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant nightlife. This is enough to make anyone consider checking out the immigration laws to move here! Coming from a Digital Nomad’s perspective, it gets even better than […]

Learn OneNote Conference

Microsoft OneNote Training Q Academy

Have you been curious to see what Microsoft OneNote is all about? Are you already using OneNote, and ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Are you curious to explore how OneNote can be used to streamline your personal and business productivity? Why not check out the Learn OneNote Conference 2017 to help […]

CompTIA Training Suite

CompTIA Training Victoria

Careers in Computer and Device repair are in demand and the CompTIA Training Suite will help you achieve a great one! As a society, we have learned to love and embrace our devices and technology. We have integrated them into all aspects of daily life to make our lives more efficient, but what happens when […]

Get More Done by Doing Less First

Prioritizing your time

Most days when I’m working on the computer I’m either in a rush or in the “zone”. Either way, I am trying to focus on the task at hand. Yet distracting thoughts will inevitably pop into my head like a series of exclamation points. Here is a peak inside my head and the intrusive thoughts […]

10 Tips on marketing your small business

Marketing for Small Business Q Academy

Owners have so much to do when running a business, let alone learning how marketing their small business properly will bring in customers. Although it may be out of  their comfort zone, it is ONE of  (if not THEE) most important part of any business. #1 Network Network with other business owners. Whether it’s neighbouring […]

Best Time Management Apps for a Digital Nomad

Best apps | Time Management | Digital Nomad | Q Academy | The Fit Gypsy

Best Time Management Apps for a Digital Nomad   As a Digital Nomad, life is always on the go as new destinations, discoveries and life changing experiences await you. This all makes this lifestyle so desirable and oh-so exciting! You are literally able to work from any country that you please, in any setting that […]

The Fastest Way to View Windows Side-by-Side Using your Keyboard or Mouse

Q Academy Microsoft Training

A key component of mastering the basics of using computers is using your mouse and your keyboard to navigate the computer interface. When you open a program or an application such as Microsoft Word or an Internet Browser, a window appears. Often, we are multi-tasking and working with multiple windows open at once. Manually resizing […]

How a Blog Post Sold Out the First Run4Dreams


When I first came up with the idea of Run4Dreams, a virtual 5k to raise money for Help Fill a Dream Foundation, I wasn’t sure how I was going to initially get people to sign up. This was my first attempt at organizing a charity event of this nature (although I’ve done a number of […]

Charis Fajiculay – Digital Content Strategist

Digital Content Strategist

Somehow, I always I knew I didn’t want to work a 9-5 job. I never knew exactly what I wanted to do, but I didn’t like people telling me what to do. Throughout high school and later teenage years I worked every menial job you could think of. Cafe’s as a barista, waitress at restaurants, a cashier […]

Meet Kelly Marshall

Microsoft Training Q Academy

Hi! I’m Kelly Marshall, an excitable tech nerd and Microsoft fan girl who loves sharing computer productivity tips and tricks with learners of all ages and skill levels. Many thanks to Q Academy and Q College – Learn to Code family for bringing me on board as the newest guest blogger to join the blog […]

My First Vlog!

Vlog | Video Editing | The Fit Gypsy

My First Vlog! Hey everyone! It’s Julie the Fit Gypsy here! I am beyond excited to be learning video editing skills, in order to make my own travel Vlog series while traveling the world as “The Fit Gypsy”, this is a skill that I have been wanting to learn for a very long time! After […]

Blogging For Business

Blogging for Business

Leverage “Content Marketing” to increase your sales. Blogs have been around for years, and their value is often overlooked when planning a digital strategy to increase corporate sales. The reason they are overlooked is that at first glance, blogs seem very labour intensive and they don’t outright show their value. What is a Blog Anyway? […]

Using Technology to Stay Motivated to Run

Technology Q Academy

Many people find that staying motivated to run can be a challenge. Most of the time life gets in the way and when it does, staying motivated can be a challenge. Therefore, we often need other ways to keep ourselves accountable, especially when it comes to running. We all know that running is difficult. Sometimes, […]

Vlogging Vs Blogging, Which Is Better For You?

Vlogging Vs Blogging, which is right for you?

Vlogging Vs Blogging, Which Is Better For You? Blogging and Vlogging are both very effective strategies for Companies and Public Figures  whom want to generate as much traffic as possible to their website. As I dive deeper into understanding the online world, I see there are huge advantages for both blogging and vlogging. It is […]

5 Things I Wish I Did Better When Starting My Business

Q Academy Business Development Consulting Services

Back in 2012, I started my own personal training business. Between 2013 and 2016 it was my main source of income. Other than producing results that my clients were proud of, I was happy that I was one of the finalists for the Vancouver Island Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement Awards in […]

Using Digital Marketing for Charity

Q Academy

Hi I’m Yana-The Cubicle Dweller who loves to run. After spending several years as a self-employed fitness entrepreneur and achieving major milestones, such as getting my first mortgage approved, I decided to pursue a corporate career. I wanted something which would also allow me to take part in fun activities after work, do more for […]

Do you need to be Tech Savvy to be a Digital Nomad?

Digital Nomad

Do you need to be Tech Savvy to be a Digital Nomad?   Tech Savvy – “Well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers.” – Oxford Dictionary I get asked by people all the time, “you must be really Tech Savvy to get into the lifestyle as a digital nomad”. This […]

Digital Six Pack

Get your Digital Six Pack Strengthen your digital marketing core to save money, and improve measurable results. I get asked by businesses all the time, “what are the areas we need to focus on to grow our sales”? It’s a great question that can foster a plethora of answers, but I always answer the question […]

You can be a cubicle survivor!

Learn the skills for freedon

You can be a cubicle survivor!   I was just thinking the other day about how AWESOME life is as a digital Nomad AKA Cubicle Survivor! I get to travel the world, explore new sights, scents and sounds every single day. I meet awesome like minded people, and make friendships over the globe, all while […]

I’m Julie French – Digital Nomad

Digital Nomad

Hi! I’m Julie, The Fit Gypsy. I am a passionate health enthusiast who is now living the Digital Nomad lifestyle! That means that I work remotely from my computer while traveling this beautiful world that we live in! How it all came to be: I have worked various exciting jobs and careers up until now, […]

Becoming a Digital Nomad

Become a Digital Nomad

The concept of working remotely and not having a brick and mortar office is not exactly a new concept, but if you take that concept and add travel to it, then you have the lifestyle of a digital nomad. Now I will be honest, I had never heard of this lifestyle until two weeks ago. […]

Are we Living like the Jetsons yet?

Future Technology

I am going to date myself here and explain to anyone under forty just who the Jetsons are.  The Jetsons are a futuristic version of the Flintstones.  A family that lives in the distant future and is surrounded by robots and technology to make their lives easier.  From what I have been seeing on the […]

Facebook 102: Let’s Talk About Likes

Companies around the globe spend billions of dollars on social media campaigns, and the question that is always up for debate is “Do those campaigns actually relate to increased revenue dollars”? It is truly a slippery slope when it comes to how to answer that question, because people using Facebook to market often get confused […]

Shifting traditional IT infrastructures to the cloud is a formula for business success

Working with clients in the technology training and IT fields often leads to some interesting conversations regarding technology trends and where they are headed over the next few years.  One of the biggest trends that I have been seeing is the adoption of cloud based services, versus traditional hardware solutions, by companies looking to upgrade […]

Leverage “Visual” Social Media to gain followers and increase sales

  As the world of technology continues to evolve so must the need for businesses to continue to leverage new platforms to stay competitive.  That was a sentence that I wrote in a past article when I was writing about leveraging Facebook and Twitter to help companies build their brand because those were platforms where […]

Move Over Algebra: Coding Is The New Math


Coding is the new math Coding is finally trendy. The idea of learning to code is propagating down further and further into the educational system. This conversation is happening on ever corner of the globe. Here in Victoria, the provincial government unveiled plans in January that would introduce computer coding in its school curriculum, addressing […]