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Social Media and Apps – Essential tools to finding your dream job

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Guest speaking | 0 comments

In a few months students at Algonquin College will be done with their courses and final exams. They will finally be out there in the real world and if all goes well they will have their dream job. The reality is not so rosy and for every job posted there are a few hundred equally talented individuals looking for the same job. The trick is to get out there and be noticed. I will be speaking about how to leverage social media and apps to do just this. I will be speaking about Personal Branding Creating & Building Your Network Research...

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Where do I find open source software?

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Product Development | 0 comments

There are thousands of open source projects globally and a good place to find them is via  Source Forge Here are a few that peaked my interest. The RoboCup Soccer Simulator – The RoboCup Soccer Simulator is a research and educational tool for multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence. It enables for two teams of 11 simulated autonomous robotic players to play soccer (football). Brain workshop – Brain Workshop is a Python implementation of the Dual N-Back mental exercise. This exercise is the only mental activity that has...

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Creative Commons Explained

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Analysis | 0 comments

Creative Commons Explained

    Creative Commons is something that I talk about at a high level when I deliver social media training. Here is the long version of this story. Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) This license is the most restrictive, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.     Attribution...

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Happy St. Patricks Day

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Creative marketing, Data visualization, Mobile | 0 comments

Tis the day to indulge in that green beer and good ol Irish cheer. So what if you are not into green beer but a total web 2.0 geek. Well you are in luck as there are many ways to celebrate. Here’s the scoop…. Back in 2008 here’s what Google Maps did to celebrate.. Google did not feel like celebrating today : ( Design for global learning conference. Some iPhone and iPad apps e.g. Lucktricity and Leprechaun Beer Pong Of course a survey via social networks, see results. There must be more, what have I...

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What’s your Hands Symphony?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Creative marketing | 0 comments

I just created my own Hand Symphony, what’ yours? The American Heart Association has created a great campaign for raising awareness about CPR. Check it out and create your own symphony. This is an excellent example of brand engagement.      ...

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Data visualization

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Data visualization | 1 comment

Data visualization has enabled us to make sense of large and complex data sets. From a corporate perspective this is great as it enables us to save time, money, improve efficiency and in turn increase profits. Teachers use word clouds to help kids make sense of words, web designers add this to make websites interesting. Here are some data visualization tools that I have come across that are interesting. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, is a website that was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after...

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Interesting Source Forge projects

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Product Development | 0 comments

I was curious as to what kinds of projects are on Source Forge, so I took a look. Here are a few that I might try out. The RoboCup Soccer Simulator – The RoboCup Soccer Simulator is a research and educational tool for multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence. It enables for two teams of 11 simulated autonomous robotic players to play soccer (football). Brain workshop – Brain Workshop is a Python implementation of the Dual N-Back mental exercise. This exercise is the only mental activity that has been scientifically shown to...

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First ever Creator Camp Ottawa 2010 (#CCyow2010)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Date: December 8th, 2010 (Wednesday) Time: 7pm – 10pm (ET) — we’ll likely start with logistics at 6:45pm so please arrive early Location : Patty Boland’s, 2nd floor (101 Clarence Street – MAP) Capacity: 100 people max Cost: All registrants are encouraged to bring $10 for the Ottawa Food Bank Registration: Register through the Wiki Hashtag: #CCyow2010 Don’t forget to...

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Crowdsourcing

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Product Development | 0 comments

Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. There are many successful businesses based on this concept. The obvious one is 99 Designs. You fill out your request and people will submit their graphic designs. Pick the one you like. The advantage of this is that you get the perspective from a number of people vs just one graphic designer. CMNTY provide tools for...

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Open Source Video

Posted by on Oct 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kaltura is a New York-based pioneer in Collaborative Media, allowing groups of users to create rich-media projects together using video, audio, and animation, similarly to what wiki platforms enable with text The Wikimedia foundation have collaborated with Kalutra to enhance the current wikipedia offerings from text and images to video. This project is still in Beta however you can test it out e.g. parenting project. Kalutra has over 60k publishers worldwide. It’s free and organizations can self host or use the SaaS model. They do have...

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