Now that Family Day is here, this just means that we are only ONE WEEK AWAY from the the MWNW ConFoo Hackathon in Montreal! For those of you who haven’t registered yet, here’s your chance to do so. We assure you, this will be the best $10 you’ve ever spent! REGISTER HERE What you should [...]
About Keith LooKeith Loo is the Marketing and Community Manager at Microsoft Canada. He is a gadget geek who is passionate about understanding people and how they use technology. Prior to joining Microsoft, Keith studied at the Schulich School of Business where he completed an MBA in marketing. Serving on the executive board of the Graduate Business Council for 3 years, Keith played a key role in the MBA community’s student experience and is still actively involved with the alumni network. Keith’s interest in open technology began in 1999, when he started to build online communities using the likes of PHP-Nuke, phpBB, Joomla, Drupal, YaBB, and other open source CMSs, forums, and tools. You can find Keith on Linkedin, Twitter, or Facebook.
Fresh from our hackathon with HTML5mtl this past weekend, everyone’s been asking us if any really cool apps came out of the hackathon. And let me tell you – we were completely blown away. No, seriously. I think most of these guys (and girl) are onto something here. Here’s a breakdown of some of the [...]
If you’ve ever built a website or web application then you’ve undoubtedly gone through the pains of opening multiple browsers on multiple operating systems and have likely called a friend or uncle to ask them to test it on their machines too. I know I have – which is likely why most people don’t pick [...]
When I first joined the Make Web Not War team, I was tasked with understanding and contributing to Open Government initiatives in Canada. This seemed like a relatively straightforward task at that time. I mean, we all know (don’t we?) that Open Government is the fundamental right that citizens have to publicly access government issued documents and information. [...]
Now that Windows 8 is on the horizon, it’s about time we got together and did some hacking. With Windows 8 on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August and reach general availability by the end of October, there is no time like the present to get in on the Metro action. [...]
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the LearnToronto launch party at ING Direct’s Network Orange in downtown Toronto – and I have to say, it was a truly fantastic event. For those of you who don’t know, LearnToronto is an attempt to connect the various tech communities and user groups in the Greater [...]
So, you’re joining us at the Make Web Not War Vancouver Community Night tonight and you want to get the inside scoop on how you can best prepare for the festivities. Well, I’m going to do what every event organizer shuns against and tell you exactly what you should expect tonight. #1 – Don’t be late [...]
If you haven’t figured it out by now (from my string of posts this past week), we have a star-studded line-up joining us at the Vancouver Community Night on April 17. To add to the awesomeness, Glenn Hilton from ImageX Media will be joining us and teaching us a thing or two about how to recruit and [...]
We are excited to have Colin Calnan and Emira Mears from Raised Eyebrow Web Studio (community rock stars and MWNW friends) join us on our Vancouver Community Night on April 17. Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Inc. is a Vancouver based digital firm that works primarily with non-profit clients to hone their strategic use of the web. [...]
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