Final Wrapup Video EnergizeIT–TeamEast

We’re back – EnergizeIT activities wrapped up last week and I finally got around to editing the final video Christian and I shot while on the road. In this one – I decided to capture what it’s like to order Tim Hortons while in Quebec as well as an impromptu wrap up commentary from John…


EnergizeIT – Quebec Roadtrip – Shawinigan edition

EnergizeIT is in “extended” mode this week with sessions taking place outside of “the usual suspect” cities we normally visit. Time and resources unfortunately constrain where we go and who we connect with – but this time we managed to top off at 21 cities across Canada. Team east visited  Shawinigan yesterday in order to…


Coffee and Code – Quebec City – on now!

In case you are in the neighbourhood of the EnergizeIT Event this evening at École national d’administration public (dans L’amphithéatre) in Quebec City – Christian and I are having an impromptu Coffee and Code this afternoon.  We found a coffee shop next door and we’re all set up. We’re already here and “live” at 585…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 5

subtitle: Monster of all shapes and sizes. Wrapping up this road trip from Ottawa to Quebec City involves a mix of strange companions: Nudist Camps, Monster Trucks, Dinosaurs and a little weather control. I have to mention the Nudist camps along the route – just because there are at least three of them between Ottawa…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 4

  subtitle: Donuts and coffee secrets   What’s a road trip without coffee and donuts? it’s unheard of. While on the road out east – we tried to share the secret of keeping your coffee in your cup instead of being spilt on your lap while trying to drink it in a moving car. Since…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 1

Note: This blog is cross posted from the Canadian IT Pro Connection. Quick update – we’re on the road and living large en route to Québec City from Ottawa. Christian managed to get his summer tires on his car in time for the roadtrip. I thought we’d put up some updates along the way as…


EnergizeIT This Week

This week, EnergizeIT heads out to New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Quebec. This Week in New Brunswick Creative Commons photo by Stu Pendousmat. Click here for the original. On Tuesday, Damir and I fly to Moncton for EnergizeIT, where we’ll be doing the EnergizeIT Community Connection presentation. It’s a non-stop no-slides-till-the-very-end demo in which we build…

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Visiting Victoria

Victoria, Day 1 The day after Damir and I did our EnergizeIT presentation in Kelowna, it was time to go to our next destination, Victoria, by way of Vancouver. The Vancouver-to-Victoria flight is so short that you spend almost as much time taxiing as you do in the air. The actual flying time is 15…

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EnergizeIT Goes to Kelowna

On Tuesday, Damir and I flew into Kelowna to do an EnergizeIT presentation for their software developers and IT Pro types. I must say that the Okanagan Valley, where Kelowna is situated, looks gorgeous from the air: We landed, checked into our hotel, took a quick peek at the conference room where we’d be doing…

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“Where ya to ‘der b’y?” EnergizeIT East Coast Update

(Note: this article was originally posted on the Canadian IT Pro Connection) People I chat with wonder what it is we do when we’re on the road with a series of activities that encompass a number of events like EnergizeIT. I’ve been peckin’ away at this post while were were on the road a week…