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Attention Vancouver: INCOMING!

May 2, 2014

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  After an all-too-brief sojourn at an ecovillage on Vancouver Island, I’m headed back to the Big Smoke for the summer. Yes, I’ll still be in East Van, just a lot closer to Metrotown than to Oakridge this time. Time for me to ping my media contacts and get myself booked on some things to […]

BIL Conference Vancouver this weekend!

March 19, 2014

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You’ve heard about TED. Have you heard about BIL? BIL is the quirky, populist, unconference known as the ad hoc analogue to TED. Open to the public and fully participant driven, our yearly gathering features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, hackers, and those with a passion for community awareness, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. […]

Talking Bitcoin on Ricky Shetty’s DaddyBlogger TV!

March 14, 2014

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Ricky Shetty is a tireless connector, networker, and internet powerhouse who has, like many people who have these skill sets, decided to integrate his work and his non-work life more directly, and the result: Daddyblogger.com. He asked me a few days ago if I’d do a Google Hangout, so I said yes and the power […]

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crime, and Identity: a radio roundup

March 10, 2014

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Here is my latest appearance on CKNW with Sean Leslie, talking Bitcoin. It was a busy week, with the continuing MtGox fallout, the hacking and closure of Flexcoin, and Newsweek’s purported discovery of the “real” Satoshi Nakamoto (wait, that part actually got cut. But it was funny, trust me). Enjoy? And in case Dropbox is […]

Bitcoin Basics for Beginners: a new workshop for Vancouver and Victoria

March 8, 2014

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First new lectures in two years! Our courses are capped at a dozen participants to ensure maximum personalized attention and conviviality. We feature BOTH online and in-person workshops. See them all on our Google calendar. Register securely with Paypal. Thursday, March 20th in Victoria: Bitcoin for Beginners. 2-4 pm (a second session from 7-9 will […]

The Rush with Fiona Forbes: Talking Bitcoin

February 13, 2014

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It’s finally up: here is me on The Rush with Fiona Forbes, talking about Bitcoin basics. Note to self: de-um my speaking voice and wear more makeup next time. I told her before the cameras rolled that I would be nervous, except I see her on FB every day, so it was just like talking […]

Free office furniture in Strathcona

September 4, 2013

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This came in an email from the Strathcona BIA. Note that it is ONLY tomorrow, Thursday, and that you have to pick up your picked-out items within a week. Contact them via this link for info on where the event is being held. Desks, chairs, reception furniture, sideboards, filing cabinets, and more! Are you in […]

Job: Strategic Account Manager at HootSuite

August 30, 2013

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Whatever that is. Got this job from a Facebook post from the highly informed Wayne Shaddow. Not a tech position; sales and account management. HootSuite is a terrific company with great people, many of whom are personal friends of mine, and I hear that it’s a – yes – hoot to work there. Although you […]

Copia’s First Anniversary

March 31, 2013

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Since I became a reporter, I’ve had much less need to network IRL and much more need to network online, but there is one networking group that I truly support, and that’s Copia. It was started a year ago April 3 by my friend and mentor Alanna Fero, whose intuitive life coaching has seriously helped […]

New Job in Vancouver

December 18, 2012

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Got this from the Free Geek page on Facebook, and I’ll probably apply for it myself. WANTED: Paid Tech Support/Computer Instructor for The Kettle Friendship Society -Non profit social housing for people with mental illnesses: sensitive instructor required -Duties: Hardware and software maintenance of common room computers; Teaching clients on basic computing needs (setting up […]

Jobs: Senior SEO Strategist for 1-800-GOT-JUNK

October 28, 2012

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This one came in an email from Jose, the head of the Vancouver Search Engine Optimization Meetup. This company is routinely listed as one of the best in Canada to work for. Senior SEO Strategist The Opportunity 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, an international $100M+ franchise organization headquartered in Vancouver, is looking for a Senior SEO Strategist to join […]