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Great Keynote

First speaker of the day (aside from our Mayor Lovell, who was cheerful and concise) was Heather Champ, community manager for Flickr. Excellent presentation on shepherding online communities, as Flickr has done for millions around the world. I think aspiring community builders in the audience might have wondered what it takes to be so successful […]

HICKTech kicks off

We’re here at the Bayshore in Owen Sound for the day I have been waiting for — premier tech conference, well conference of any kind in these parts, HICKTech. The speakers got piped in by Charles Meanwell. The coffee is wonderful!

It’s another country

You know you’ve really moved outta town when your local paper features tractor dancing AND a recipe for stuffed muskrat, both on the front page of the second section. There’s so much to learn! The tractor action is a kind of square dancing, only with vintage tractors, planned as a highlight of this year’s International […]

More Dancin’

One of the things I don’t get enough of on my business trips to Saint John is exercise. Not that there aren’t opportunities, what with a gym and pool in the hotel, and an enclosed mall connected to both office and hotel. It’s just that the days tend to be very full and I end […]

Another great, but short, TED talk

This TED Talk was a nice treat to bring my brain back to life after a demanding week-long session of teaching information architects in Saint John. And it takes less than five minutes to enjoy!