Nearly two dozen people attended the Vancouver Open Data Hackathon today to bump heads and code. After a round of introductions we forgot names but somehow remembered those with common interests for what to do with all the data that the City had made available to us.
I checked out the Net Tuesday meetup last night. If you're not familiar with the group, they're bring together social change organizations and social/web media types. Last month's meetup showcased some exciting projects going on in Vancouver so I was looking forward to my second time at Net Tuesday.
I attended the Net Tuesday Meetup last night and got to see a variety of people talk about the cool projects they're undertaking in Vancouver. Turns out there's a lot going on, but there was one presentation in particular that struck a chord with me.
Deadlines prevented me from giving up a full day to Flex/AIR training. Still a little disappointed about that as I'm sure I would have learned a lot. So try again. Barring some major catastrophe, I will be attending Ideas on Tap tonight.
Looking forward to hearing the speakers. Hears a quick rundown.
If you're in Vancouver or thereabouts and would like to learn up on Flex, Flash, and AIR, now's your chance! On Thursday there's a free full day of training. They're calling it "RIA Day" and it's happening at the Vancouver Harbour Centre.
Last night I saw the sneak preview of Brett Gaylor's documentary, RIP: A Remix Manifesto, a film about copyright in the internet age. We live in a society where downloading music and movies is easy. The technology that makes it possible raises a lot of questions about intellectual property.
Yesterday I helped setup Midforms 09, a three-day digital media event in Vancouver. There's lots more to do but already I can see how awesome this exhibit is going to be.
It's been nearly a week since entrepreneur Stephen Jagger spoke at Third Tuesday but I wanted to post some of the highlights of his presentation, "Tools for Growth."
Now the title of the talk didn't quite describe the topic: Jagger's list of tools were more relevant to cutting costs and running virtual businesses. One of the businesses he's involved with runs a real estate website, Ubertor. Since it's founding eight years ago, the company made a transition from the typical office-based company to a virtual business where everybody worked from home.
Just got back from a talk put on by the Vancouver User Experience Group titled, "Creative Thinking Hacks." The speaker, Scott Berkun, certainly hit a lot of interesting points during those ninety minutes.