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About Wendi

College Extension: 8797
Office: S401


I have been teaching at Sheridan since 1997. I have a Computer Programmer diploma from Sheridan, and I also studied a bit of Computer Science at Mohawk college. I have been working with mobile computing since it began at Sheridan in 1998 (I taught the first-ever mobile class here at Sheridan that summer!) and have also worked in course development (Computer Fundamentals, Programming Logic, Hardware, Web Programming, Mobile Application Development). Subjects I teach include Java, C#.Net, Programming Logic, Web Technologies, Advanced Web Applications, and Mobile Application Development (BlackBerry & Android). I often do programming and web development projects for Sheridan College. I'm on several committees at Sheridan including College Council, the LMS Steering Committee, the Health & Safety Committee, and I was a Union Steward for OPSEU Local 244. In 2010 I founded and continue to maintain and develop the Sheridan College sim in Second Life.


I love my job; it's a lot of fun. I used to be pretty fit and do a lot of padding (dragon boat, canoe) but there has been a lot going on at work the last few years so I haven't been able to fit that in anymore :( One of these days when the work load lightens I'll probably start working out again and get back in a boat! :) I spend a lot of time in Second Life working on Sheridan projects and hanging out with tiny friends. If I have a chance to get out in the real world, I love hanging out at the pub or browsing used bookstores. When I'm at home alone I like to read and watch movies. I also love trying new and interesting foods from around the world.

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Favorite Foods and Beverages: Black coffee, tabouleh, tomatoes, sashimi (with lots of wasabe!), popcorn, chocolate, biriyani, pad thai, green curry, fresh or dried papaya, dulse, asparagus, Vietnamese noodle soup, galub jamun, Monaghan's Wings, and I am ashamed to admit that I do have a weakness for Sour Cherry Blasters!
Favorite Writers: E. Pauline Johnson, Wil Ferguson, Henry Rollins, John Stackhouse, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, John Fante, Charles Bukowski, Jared Diamond, Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton.
Favorite TV Shows: Rick Mercer Report, Hell's Kitchen, Big Bang Theory.
I can't stand: Fast food, junk food, turnip, noise, horror movies, any movie/tv show with any kind of scatological reference, housework, laziness, what my sister has dubbed "egg snot" (uncooked egg white, eeeeewww!!!).