There are a many factors that brought our group together to form our worker-co-operative - CanTrust Hosting Co-operative. The most important factor was that we each were trying to fulfill similar needs.
It's been a while since I've touched bases with the ChangeEverything community, but I realized today that what I've been busy with is exactly what this community is for, and I feel silly for not coming back here earlier.
Social Tech Brewing Vancouver is this Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at WorkSpace which is located at 400 - 21 Water Street
If you work at the intersection of technology and community-building, you'll probably really enjoy Social Tech Brewing's Vancouver chapter. Social Tech Brewing brings together folks from social media, nonprofit organizations, community service, social activism, social ventures and technology to share ideas -- and beer!
Wireless Energy? Really? So I am not going to have to plug in all my wireless gadgets anymore? I think some changes, while they might be convenient are just plain weird. I mean, I wonder what the impact of energy passing through the body will have.
People would point and laugh. Children would start crying. Dates would quietly excuse themselves to the restroom, never to return -- after catching a glimpse of my nearly 5 inch x 2 inch, slightly beaten up QUALCOM 2762 cel phone. Purchased in 1999, and the height of technology at the time, this green-screen dot-matrix beauty has served me like a loyal friend. Only after a glorious tour of duty in excess of six years, did the battery finally start to go, and let me tell you, it was hard to acknowledge the deteriorating health of my beloved QUALCOM 2762. Finally (but what felt suddenly) in May this year, I looked down to my friend to make a call to find out where the hell my ultimate frisbee game was being played, and read the words 'Service Required' on the green, dot-matrix display. As a single tear emerged from the welling pool in my eyes, I felt gratitude toward the skilled makers of my QUALCOM 2762 for their thoughtfulness. "When the time comes", I imagined them having said, "let's make it gentle". Service Required. I pulled the car over and stared at it for a few moments, late for my game, but feeling the need to be with these feelings of sadness, regret for not having better prepared (though you can never reallybe prepared), and also.. Fear.