Heralding in the Immersive Online Olympic Experience in Canada

Today represents a very important day for our country – the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.  Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be witness to some incredible athleticism and stories with the world united through sport. I can remember vividly watching previous Olympic Games in front of the television, marveling…

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TechDays Defy All Challenges: 24 Hours of Developer Goodness

Later this week, the folks who run the site, msfttechdays.com will host a 24-hour virtual event, featuring 95 live sessions (!) available both live or on-demand. Earlier today, I checked out the list of available sessions and was impressed by the developer-specific sessions that are being covered. The event sessions are broken down into one of five…


IE8 and Stories From Home

There are lots of exciting announcements coming out of MIX in Vegas this week. Today we shipped Internet Explorer 8. However,  there’s also plenty to celebrate back home around Silverlight and IE8. Check them out! Watching your favorite TV shows online in HD with Silverlight  CTV Globemedia CTV Globemedia (Canada’s largest online media company) announced…

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The State of the Computer Science Nation in Canada with Tony Targonski

Yesterday, I interviewed Tony Targonski about the state of computer science in Canada and CompSci.ca: If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out CompSci.ca, it’s a site dedicated to students and faculty who wish to discuss matters relating to computer science. Tony is one of its contributors and maintains a blog where he writes about his…


Imagine Cup 2008: Day 2 – Working Long Hours

Team RoboTree (Short Film)The team is well on it’s way to create a new short film for the competition. The students were thrown a curveball as the theme and the guidelines for the finals are the same for the second round. Essentially, the goal is to “share a perspective on how technology enables a sustainable environment”. The team worked into…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team RoboTree

Team Robotree includes Dan Tran (left), Media Ridha (bottom centre) taken just before Drake Birmann (top centre), and Ryan Morrison (right) left for tree planting in Northern Ontario for the summer. The students are from Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. They are one of the six worldwide finalist in the Imagine Cup Short…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Introducing Team GreeNet

Team GreeNet includes Jin Fan and Kevin Muise from School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, BC. Another team called EcoLid from SFU also competed in the Imagine Cup competition – you can read more about the entry on the CanUX blog via my colleague Qixing Zheng. Team GreeNet is one of the six worldwide finalists…

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Imagine Cup 2008: Day 1 – Road To Paris

Video: Imagine Cup 2008 Finals The Imagine Cup is a global competition that encourages young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Last year, I travelled with Canadian students to Seoul, Korea with Team Robot Hospital, Team Awesome, Team iDoll…

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Get Ready To Be Energized!

In less than a month, Energize IT will be rolling into Toronto on Saturday May 24, 2008! It’s going to be an amazing event bringing together Developers, Students, Designers, IT Pros, and IT Managers (and anyone excited about IT for that matter) under one roof! The event will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre. The…

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DevTeach Toronto 2008

DevTeach Toronto is fast approaching, and features a number of world class speakers including Micorosft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and Regional Directors: There are a number of reasons why you should attend the event. Here’s a few to start:Keynote by Scott Hanselman, MicrosoftScott Hanselman is one of the most prolific, renowned and respected blogger (http://www.hanselman.com) and…

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