Microsoft to host DigiGirlz - Day of Technology for Girls in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ON –  On Friday, April 24, 2015, Microsoft Canada will host approx. 100 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 from across the GTA for a day-long skills development and mentorship conference in Mississauga.  These future innovators and leaders will be joined by her Worship, Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga and Microsoft Canada…


Episode 5 - MS Board Director Maria Klawe, 17th on Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Computer Science Association Canada Lifetime Achievement Awardee, shares success tips for #YouthSpark Live

Maria’s accomplishments are considerable as noted in this recent speaking event: “Dr. Klawe is one of the ten members of the board of Microsoft Corporation, a board member of Broadcom Corporation, and of the nonprofit Math for America. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a trustee for…


Episode 4 - Chat with Molly Burke, internationally celebrated youth leader and keynote YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

To make a difference on March 18th impacting our youth, share your story on Twitter of what inspired your interest in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship using the hashtag #YouthSpark. See here Episode 1 for more … . There is an interview with Sage Franch in Episode 2 and Genevieve L'Esperance in Episode 3 · Sample: My #YouthSpark was [coding…


Episode 3–Chat with Genevieve L'Esperance, internationally recognized innovator, developer, entrepreneur, and YouthSpark Advisor and Ambassador at YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

To make a difference on March 18th impacting our youth, share your story on Twitter of what inspired your interest in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship using the hashtag #YouthSpark. See here Episode 1 for more … . There is an interview with Sage Franch in Episode 2. · Sample: My #YouthSpark was [coding classes in the summer]! Now…


Episode 2–Chat with Sage Franch, top developer evangelist, blogger, computer science guru innovator, and YouthSpark Advisor and Ambassador at YouthSpark Live in Vancouver

Closing the opportunity divide by having more of our youth choose computing careers is one of the most important actions we can all take – together – to secure the future of our youth and as a result, the future of our global economy. To make a difference on March 18th impacting our youth, share your story…


Nicole Washington, Renowned Serial Entrepreneur, Innovator, Executive, Management Consultant

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Nicole Washington. Nicole Washington, owner of Micro Biz Coach® and Nicole's Naturals®, is an entrepreneur in the technology and food & beverage industries. Micro Biz Coach® works with micro and small business owners to identify strategies that ensure a successful business start-up or boost a veteran…


ACM Career News November 4 2014

For more go to: ACM CareerNews as an objective career news digest for busy IT professionals. HEADLINES AT A GLANCE: For Big Raises in IT, Look to Mobile, Security, Big Data Eleven Ways to Re-Energize Your IT Career Eight Soft Skills Tech Hiring Managers Covet Ten Professional Development Tips for Programmers Software Developer Shortage Transcends…


Chat: Alain Chesnais Top Global Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive and Scientist

Alain Chesnais is Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He served for the two-year term beginning July 1, 2010. Chesnais studied at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique and l’Université de Paris VII and XI, where he earned a Maîtrise de Mathématiques, a Maîtrise de Structure Mathématique de l’Informatique, and a Diplôme…


Derek Corneil: Renowned and Esteemed Computer Science Professor Emeritus University of Toronto

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Derek Corneil: Renowned and Esteemed Computer Science Professor Emeritus University of Toronto. In the fall of 1964, Derek Corneil was one of the 7 initial graduate students of the Graduate Program…


Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, BC Minister of Advanced Education

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto. Naomi Yamamoto was elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in the 2009 general provincial election and was appointed Minister of Advanced Education on March 14, 2011. Prior to this, Minister…