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DemoCamp Victoria 02 another success

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ok, I am much too wired (and tired) to be writing a summing up of tonight’s DemoCamp event at Dave Chard’s Juliet Presentation Centre, but here goes. Overall, the event had a more serious feel than the first event back in April.  Maybe people are feeling more earnest, given the economic climate (not to mention […]

DemoCamp Victoria 02 this Thursday

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I can’t believe that DemoCampVictoria02 is just two “sleeps” away…! For me, time has been flying at warp speed.  Keeping my attention in tatters are 1. new work projects, 2. a municipal election, 3. community volunteer adjudicating responsibilities, and 4. another article due (which admittedly is nothing, compared to the fact that some people have […]

DemoCamp Victoria 02: it’s on!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Mark Lise and I have talked about having another DemoCamp Victoria for months now, talking, talking.  But the other day, we realized we could talk about it forever more, or we could just do it.  Perhaps that’s a very un-Victorian thing to do?  Maybe just talking about things, or commissioning a lengthy governmental study, is […]

Douglas Magazine in Victoria: letter to the editor

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I bought a copy of Douglas Magazine yesterday — it’s a slim publication, but full of interesting articles relating to Victoria’s economy.  Too bad it’s not online, but maybe one day? The current July/August issue includes a useful article by Dan Gunn, “Growing the tech talent pool,” which made me want to write a letter […]

FOCUS Magazine articles now up-to-date

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Yay me, and Scribd to the rescue… The remaining three FOCUS Magazine articles are up. They are, in order: Overdue: rethinking the library (May 2008) The February to March lockout exposed library board dysfunction. But perhaps it’s about time we thought about a new building, as well. Let’s demo co-development (June 2008) The synergistic power […]

It’s already the week *after* DemoCampVictoria01!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Good grief, how time flies — I promised another update, didn’t I? I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t come across more blog posts, other than those by Mark Lise, Tris Hussey (great photos, Tris!), and Boris Mann (and the earlier posts from those same folks, see my April 4 entry for details) that discussed […]

DemoCamp Victoria 01

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I’ll post more later when I have time, but Boris Mann and Tris Hussey are first past the post getting info about last night’s DemoCamp Victoria on to the web. This first-ever session was organized by Mark Lise, and hosted at the Juliet Presentation Centre (834 Johnson St.) by Dave Chard (Chard Development), Wendy Pryde, […]

It’s starting to get all buzzy: DemoCampVictoria coming up soon

Monday, March 17th, 2008

I’ve let quite a few days go by without posting anything — let’s just say I got myself into a bit of mess around yet another local issue (memo to self: stop it with the letters to the editor!) and stuff demanded attention. But I need to jump back into my blog today: I’m psyched […]

A DemoCamp for Victoria?

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Mark Lise wants Victoria to have its own DemoCamp, and he has been busy trying to find a downtown locale that can accommodate it. See his blog entry from Feb.26/08, DemoCampVictoria Chapter for more details. From my urbanist perspective, it’s really important that this event is held downtown, in the city, instead of moving into […]

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