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.…
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.
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.…
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.
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.
At TEDxHEC Montreal, I address the question of how can we best put our networks to use. The resulting talk, entitled “Democratic Collaboration”, examined the challenges of collaboration and demonstrated the ways that technology can be used to solve these problems.
I have been doing custom WordPress development. One of my current projects involves interfacing both node and WordPress. I needed a complete node WordPress(.org) xml-rpc client to use quite immediately. So I built one.
Recently I started experimenting with the AWS fancy deployment system, Elastic Beanstalk. The first thing I noticed was that gzip (mod_deflate) compression was not enabled by default. A quick search revealed that it is indeed not enabled by default for reasons of compatibility.