Tools of the Tech


To reintroduce the learners to their computers, not as an accessory, but as the most important tool in the STEM entrepreneurs toolbox.

Learners will understand their computers, inside and out. They will understand how the applications that software developers use differ from the applications non-developers use. They will never be afraid of their computer again, and will be able to select and configure a computer to meet their needs.

There will be a 30 minute Q&A at the end of the session where participants are welcome to troubleshoot their problems with workshop facilitator Lori Olsen.

All backgrounds and skill levels are welcome! Some knowledge of computers is required, but if you can send an email or use a web browser, you're good to go!


Tools of the Tech: Part 1

Monday, May 29, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

  • Become familiar with the parts of a computer and understand the functions of each.
  • Understand the file system and different types of files.

Tools of the Tech: Part 2

Monday, June 5, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

  • Illustrate the differences between user tools like Word/Excel and developer apps like text editors and the terminal.
  • Finding, comparing and choosing where to obtain help when dealing with a tech problem.
  • Assess computer hardware and software needs, to identify an optimal computer configuration.

Meet Your Presenter: Lori Olsen, The WNDX Group Inc.

Lori got her start in software straight out of school, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, working in the Calgary oil patch. Since then, she has developed software solutions for the health, finance, and entertainment industries, as well as software tools used to boost the productivity of other software developers.

In her copious amounts of free time Lori volunteers as a local chapter lead (and instructor and mentor) with the Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit devoted increasing digital literacy by teaching coding and technical skills in a hands-on, social and collaborative way.

IMPORTANT: Please note this is a live event that will be delivered during the date and time indicated.

RWEIT programming is mandated to support self-identified women and non-binary entrepreneurs in tech across rural Alberta through Economic Development Lethbridge’s WESTEM (Women Entrepreneurs-in-STEM) program powered by Alberta Innovates.


Women Entrepreneurs-in-STEM Program



Date & Time

May 29, 2023, 1 p.m. - May 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m.



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