Monthly Archives: August 2014

True Growth 2.0 ‘Civic Hackathon’

Back in June, I was involved with organizing a Hackathon, the 2nd in the ‘Inspiring Innovation through Hackathons’ series I’ve been leading with Enterprise Saint John. (See an earlier post for a recap of the first one here).

This Hackathon was focused around ‘Civic Hacking’, which can be defined as, “the process of collaboration with others to envision and create solutions using publicly-available data, code and technology relevant to their city or neighbourhood”.

The event was a ton of fun and a great success by all accounts. You can read all about it in a recap post that I created on the other blog I maintain here: and/or on the guest post I wrote for Enterprise Saint John’s True Growth SJ blog, here:

Adding an extra element of coolness to this event, or at least the post-event communications, was a video that one of my co-organizers put together with some footage he took during the event. Check it out!


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MBA Graduation Video

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog, though not for a lack of things on the go; quite the opposite actually. When things get busy, my ‘social’ activity and consumption tend to decrease, which should lend some credence to the idea that it doesn’t have to happen on the Internet for it to have actually happened.

Once such thing was the graduation convocation ceremony on May 30th at the University of New Brunswick where I was quite happy to accept a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, after having worked away at it part-time, since about the time dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Here’s a video that UNBSJ put together. I’m the handsome guy with the purple sleeves.

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