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140 Conf Ontario #140conf

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in events, local, portfolio, speaking, technology

140 Conf Ontario #140conf

Last month I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at Ontario’s first 140 Conf. It’s always a pleasure to be asked to share ideas and opinions, but this was a really special opportunity! I was asked to be on a panel with a handful of other incredible community leaders (Hilary Abel / @angrycelery, David Yoon / @daejin_v2 and James Howe / @Communic8nHowe) and our panel was actually left pretty wide open (which is rare).¬†

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RIM’s Role in Our Community

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 in local, writing

RIM’s Role in Our Community

This article first appeared in The Record on July 4, 2011. The original article can be seen here(as well as comments that people left).

I left my job at RIM almost a year ago now. I did so in order to pursue other opportunities, but after my tenure there I feel very close to much of what is currently happening within the company and our community at large.

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KW Awesome Foundation Launches

Posted on May 17, 2011 in awesome, local

KW Awesome Foundation Launches

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with Gabrielle & Cate as well as more recently, a team of 12 trustees (Cate is one of them) on launching the KW Awesome Foundation. In a nutshell, the board of trustees gets together every other month, hears pitches about “awesome ideas” (we define awesome as: we know it when we see it) and then awards $1000 to the top idea. A second, $200 prizeis awarded to the “people’s choice” (voted on by the audience).

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Letter to Waterloo Regional Council re: LRT

Posted on May 13, 2011 in blog, local, portfolio, writing

Letter to Waterloo Regional Council re: LRT

This letter was sent to the Waterloo Regional Council in response to the proposed LRT system connecting Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

Dear Waterloo Regional Council,

I write to you today as both a resident of Waterloo Region and as the co-chair of TEDxWaterloo, an annual event supported by many community organizations, including the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.
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Peter Katz at Registry Theater

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 in arts, local, photography

Peter Katz at Registry Theater

Well, if you haven’t heard me go on about a guy named Peter Katz, here’s your chance. Last Friday night, I went with a few friends to go check out his show at the Registry Theater in Kitchener. While Peter plays in KW on a pretty regular basis, acoustically, this is the best place I’ve seen him play (except for a church in Toronto last year).

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KDub Pillow Fight

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in awesome, blog, events, local

KDub Pillow Fight

Last Saturday, a small group of AWESOME people put together a pillow fight in the Uptown Waterloo Public Square. It was advertised quietly but relatively effectively with posters around town and some chatter on Twitter… Update: check out www.kdub.ca for updates on everything else that this great group has been up to. Certainly worthy of the #kwawesome hashtag!¬†

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