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Viewing entries posted in 2011

Unlimited budget + Secret Santa + tons of creativity = ?

In the spirit of the holidays, the Cybera Communications Team staged a hypothetical Secret Santa gift exchange. Names were drawn and each Cybera staff member was tasked with “buying” a gift for one of their colleagues. Everyone had an unlimited budget, access to any resources needed, and guaranteed overnight delivery.

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11 Questions with Leslie Warren

This month’s 11 Questions interview is with Leslie Warren, the Economic Development Officer at the Vulcan Business Development Society. Warren has helped spearhead the Vulcan Innovation Project, which aims to turn Vulcan into a rural digital community.

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Perfecting the art of online conversation

Robin Winsor, President & CEO

I’ve been an active Twitter user for several years now, and continue to be amazed by the breadth and wealth of news and information it provides…

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When it comes to data, quantity outweighs quality

Jill Kowalchuk, President, Compute Canada / Calcul Canada

One of the biggest concerns about the use of “open data” revolves around the quality of data being shared. However, I would argue that this line of thinking could be holding us back from making some amazing discoveries. Having access to an abundance of data — no matter its quality — can provide a comprehensive and unique view of a topic…

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Building Open Data Bridges between Policymakers and Researchers

The Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS) team recently travelled to the CANARIE Showcase in Ottawa, ON, during Nov 16-18…

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11 Questions with Matthew Dance

This month’s 11 Questions interview is with Matthew Dance, who has worked as a Senior Project Manager with the Clean Air Strategic Alliance and as an independent environmental policy consultant, prior to beginning his Master of Arts degree at the University of Alberta.

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Getting started with Cloud, OpenStack (and Cybera)

Everett Toews, Senior Developer

Here at Cybera, we are often asked to explain who we are and what we do. Those questions are usually followed by detailed queries about networking, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and OpenStack. I have created a list of resources to help our readers get a better sense of where Cybera is coming from, and what Cybera is working with.

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Google — Driving Innovation through Geographic Developments

Ed Parsons, Google’s Geospatial Technologist, visited Calgary this week. In my opinion, Ed has one of the coolest job in the world: being the public face of Googleís geospatial technologies, and responsible for evangelizing Google’s mission to organize the worldís information geographically…

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Better health care needs better technologies

Barton Satchwill, Senior Developer

The use of technology to deliver health care in Alberta seems… stalled. So I was pleased to be able to attend a conference in Edmonton with the theme of ‘Accelerating Technology Adoption in Health Care’…

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CANARIE User Forum focuses on the future of Canadian Digital Research

Although neither of us had attended a CANARIE User Forum before, it was made clear that this year was a little different. Heavy focus was placed on what we, as users of the network, wished to see in the future as CANARIEís five-year mandate is scheduled to end in 2012, and CANARIE is looking to renew its mission…

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