Talks, Technology

FITC Spotlight React – Introduction to the React Ecosystem

14 Mar, 2016   Video

I gave a talk at FITC Spotlight React covering the various parts of the React ecosystem.

React has been named the front-end library to learn in 2016 however few people talk about the React without mentioning Flux (or Redux or React Native or Relay).…

Startups, Technology

On Michael Wolf’s Presentation about the Future of Tech and Media in 2016 for Montreal Startups

25 Oct, 2015  

Michael Wolf (from Activate) presented at The Wall Street Journal’s Digital Live Conference a massive amount of data points on the future of technology and media in 2016. In the same vein as my previous article on Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report, I will highlight the most interesting stats for Montreal startups.…


On The Internet Trends Report 2015 For Montreal Startups

27 May, 2015  

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers's Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report on SlideShare. As an avid yearly reader of this report, I want to highlight a few of the stats that are particularly pertinent to tech startups in Montreal. Global Internet usage has definitively shifted to Asia. China alone accounted for 23% of Internet users. Combined with the rest of Asia, over half of the global Internet usage is in Asia. Montreal startups looking to expand outside of North America should consider China first even if the temptation to go to France due to reduced language barriers is very strong.

Talks, Technology

FITC – What’s New in ES6 for Web Devs

1 May, 2015   Video

I gave a talk at FITC 2015 on what’s new in ECMAScript 6 for web developers.

Wondering what the future has in store for JavaScript web developers? ECMAScript 6 (ES6) is the next major release of the ECMAScript language specification a.k.a.…

Talks, Technology

FITC – Twitter Bootstrap Unleashed

18 Dec, 2014   Video

I gave a talk at FITC Web Unleashed 2014 on Twitter Bootstrap.

Twitter Bootstrap is a wildly popular HTML and CSS framework for building websites and web applications. It is the number 1 project on GitHub. Bootstrap supports responsive web design, allowing the layout of your page to adapt to the device (desktop, tablet, mobile).…

Design, Talks, Technology

FITC – Data Visualization in Practice

17 Dec, 2014   Video

I gave a talk at FITC Spotlight Front-End on data visualization.

Data visualization is crucial to understanding the big data being generated by apps and services. Data visualization toolkits such as D3.js and charting toolkits are immensely popular but it remains difficult to create meaningful dashboards or usable analytics tools or clear data visualizations.…


Protected: Clean Tech in Quebec

14 Aug, 2014  

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Startups, Talks

Introduction to Growth Hacking at KWS Montreal 2014

13 Aug, 2014   Video

I am very delighted to be speaking again at this year's KWS Forum, Social Good and Innovative Technology week. Be sure to attend my talk if you want to think more like a startup and growth hack. I included a discount code to the event in the article.

Art, Technology

Pulse Room

2 Jul, 2014   Video

Pulse Room

When I talk of my passion for projects at the intersection of art and technology, few examples come to mind as easily as the Pulse Room. In exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, this interactive installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer uses technology to delight and marvel you with a beautiful light show reflecting your heart rate.…

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Projects, Startups, Talks


7 Feb, 2014  

Failure comes with a certain stigma and fear, particularly among entrepreneurs. It should not be this way, for to fail is to learn.

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ThoughtBasin’s Panel on Communication and Connection

21 Jan, 2014  

I am super excited to be participating in ThoughtBasin's Panel on Communication and Connection this Thursday.

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Startups, Talks

KWS Forum Recap Video

12 Jan, 2014   Video

My friends from the Kongossa Web Series have launched a recap video of their conference.

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Hipster Café Music

2 Jan, 2014  

In an ideal world we could produce our best work at any time and in any setting.

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Startups, Technology

Why I <3 Startup Grind

18 Nov, 2013  

We are just days away from the first Startup Grind event in Montreal. It is another startup event in a city that already has many, including a startup festival. But Startup Grind isn’t just another startup event; it’s an opportunity to take our community to the next level.


Startups, Talks, Technology

Africa + Startups = Kongossa

18 Sep, 2013   Video

The world has recognized the promise of Africa. It is home to more than a billion people and houses 16 of the world’s 30 fastest growing economies. Coupled with explosive Internet growth, there are incredible opportunities for startups and technologists.

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