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Doing Science with Data

As part of Cybera’s mandate to explore new technologies and share our experiences with stakeholders, we are actively looking for new ways to improve our processes and bring value to our research and education community. One of the first projects I worked on when I joined Cybera was our metrics dashboard… More specifically, I was …

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Data Science – So Hot Right Now!

Last month’s Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) started with some hands-on problem solving for attendees to mull over: How long will it take 3,000 people  to filter through one registration desk, given there are four possible streams they could register through, sorted alphabetically by last name? You might be tempted to reference last year’s registration …

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SDN Symposium 2015

Cybera will be hosting an invite-only, one-day technical symposium in which participants will learn and exchange practical technical experiences with SDN, OpenFlow, and OpenStack. The symposium will kick-start exploration and adoption in the Canadian Innovation, Research and Education community. It will precede the 2015 Cyber Summit, which this year is focusing on the evolving discipline …

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Connecting Calgary through sports

For anyone thinking about creating their own app, my advice would be to just get started. It doesn’t matter how, but just start taking things forward. Moments build momentum.

CRTC Wraps Up Hearing on the Future of Broadband in Canada

Last month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wrapped up a three-week hearing on the future of broadband in Canada. Nearly 90 academics, public interest groups, individuals, municipalities, and telecom companies appeared before the commission to comment on the feasibility of including high speed internet as a “basic telecommunications service.” The scope of the …

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Disaster recovery cloud resources available to Albertans

Businesses or individuals who are affected by the fires in and around Fort McMurray are invited to use Alberta’s Rapid Access Cloud to temporarily store a backup of their servers, or get their websites, email hosting or other services back up and running. Available through Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator, this free disaster recovery service …

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Banff Venture Forum

Alberta Enterprise is a Foundation Partner of the Banff Venture Forum.  Hosted on September 22 & 23, 2016, the Forum is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in …

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Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Despite the fact that we all agree internet access is essential, less than half the global population have access to it.

Cybera helps non-profit initiative using large video files

Iman Bukhari, Communications Specialist The everyday use of video is advancing every year, as is the size and quality of these videos. It is so easy to record great-looking HD videos that almost everyone has a “movie-worthy” clip or two on their cell phone or other devices. Videographers have moved beyond full HD 1080p to …

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Systems and statistics: moving data science beyond machine learning

By Jordan Engbers, PhD from Desid Labs Inc. Data science focuses on applying statistical methods — primarily machine learning algorithms — to transform data resources, big or small, into data products that provide actionable insights. This near-complete reliance on statistical methods has led some to argue there is little difference between data science and statistics (but see …

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