Category Archives: Vancouver

Upcoming Events and Talks

There are some excit­ing days ahead, and I’ve been spend­ing a lot of time get­ting pre­pared. First of all, in less than a week, Bar­Camp Van­cou­ver 2010 takes place on Novem­ber 19th-20th at the new loca­tion of the Wal­dorf Hotel, just to the East of down­town. It’s a unique venue, com­plete with the city’s most […]

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Back In the Saddle

I’ve learned what it’s like to get out of the habit of writ­ing in this blog. For me, at least, just start­ing again has been excru­ci­at­ing.  Part of the prob­lem is the first few para­graphs. I’ve been try­ing to invent a clever, or unique way of resum­ing, but there does­n’t seem to be any­thing I can do […]

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A Glimpse of a Future Transit Option (for a short time, at least)

The Olympic Street­car Dur­ing Test­ing While walk­ing back from gro­cery shop­ping at Granville Island today, we saw the new Olympic Street­car, which they are test­ing on the tracks near­by. I did get a fuzzy pic­ture of it a cou­ple of weeks ago. It’s sim­ply beau­ti­ful. We went a lit­tle clos­er and thanks to a friend­ly […]

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My BarCamp Wrap-Up

Bar­Camp Under­way on Octo­ber 3, 2009 — Pho­to by Gus Fos­arol­li It takes some time to digest a Bar­Camp. For me, it was about 3 to 5 pre­sen­ta­tions and dis­cus­sions, pep­pered with 10–20 great con­ver­sa­tions, sprin­kled with a half a dozen reunions and many oth­er new intro­duc­tions. It also had a cou­ple sur­pris­es: some of […]

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Imminent BarCamp

Tomor­row is a big day. About 300 or so peo­ple are going to con­verge at an office park not far from here, The Dis­cov­ery Parks build­ing (old QLT build­ing) at 887 Great North­ern Way. We are all, once again par­tic­i­pat­ing in the annu­al Bar­Cam­p­Van­cou­ver, an ‘uncon­fer­ence’ and part of an inter­na­tion­al net­work of sim­i­lar con­fer­ences, […]

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