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Viewing entries posted in 2012

The world is full of abundance, and we have the technology to prove it

Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications

Optimists — you have just cause to feel smug. We truly do live in a beautiful world. That is the overriding lesson being taught in Abundance: the future is better than you think, a book by science writer Steven Kotler, and entrepreneur, philanthropist and all-around very smart man, Peter H. Diamandis, being released later this month.

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Open source and the art of improv at TEDxEdmonton’s first Salon Series

David Ackerman, Senior Developer

The topic for the February 8, 2012 TEDxEdmonton talk was “Rethinking Open Source Culture”, a subject very close to Cybera’s heart.

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Calgary Startup Weekend: Collaborating through Chaos

Lloyed Lobo, Partner, Boast Capital

Having recently moved to Calgary from Philadelphia, where the startup scene is booming, I was on the look out for some exciting stuff to do on the weekend. After searching on Twitter, I came across Cybera’s contest for a free ticket to the Calgary Startup Weekend. I had attended Startup Weekends before and found them super exciting to watch…

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Tech Predictions 2012

Barb Carra, Project Manager
May Lynn Lee, Project Manager

Not to toot our own horns, but Cybera’s goals and activities seem to be much in line with where the world’s tech trends are heading. That, at least, was the message we drew from last week’s Deloitte TMT 2012 Predictions, held in Calgary, AB. This annual event tour, which draws from “the most accurate futurists in Canada”, looks at what is in store for technology, media and telecommunications in the upcoming year…

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Apple’s cloud-based textbook is the future of learning

David Ackerman, Senior Developer

Ever since the iPad came out, I’ve been waiting for someone to do a really good run at digital textbooks, as the interactivity and portability of a tablet makes so much sense for learning and understanding concepts like physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Imagine: instead of needing to decipher how a static graph or model would change with different inputs, you could modify them yourself and see it change in real time.

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Made in America legislation could restrict Canadian freedoms on- and offline

Everett Toews, Senior Developer

Recently, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill was defeated in the US. The bill was deeply flawed and threatened freedom of speech online in the US. Since the American entertainment industry lobbyists have been (for the time being) stopped from going forward in the US, they’ve now turned their attention to Canada.

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Cost-cutting connections

Robin Winsor, President & CEO

In Alberta today, rates paid by not-for-profit institutions are around one hundred times higher than US wholesale rates. This is an issue Cybera is hoping to make people more aware of, and also one that — in our own way — we are trying to address…

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Stop Online Piracy Act

Everett Toews, Senior Developer

On the off chance you haven’t heard about Stop Online Piracy Act, now is a good time to read a bit about it.

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