Free admission to SR&ED seminars and trade show at IT360

Attend the IT360 Trade Show, on April 7th in Toronto, along with the feature presentations and keynote compliments of CATAAlliance. IT360 is the premier event in Canada providing IT professionals with in-depth practical guidance and an array of solution-providing products and services – under one roof.

Your Complimentary Admission Pass (value $50) includes:

Keynote Address @ 9:30am – 10:20am

Gary Warner, Director of Research in Computer Forensics at University of Alabama
Topic: Universal Threat Awareness
Desc: The Internet has never been more dangerous than today; eCrime in business and government continues to rise and Warner is the leading expert in Anti-Phishing and web attacks. He will discuss national and regional eCrime trends and individual case studies about resolving specific electronic crime cases. He will present best practices businesses need to know.
For more details, click here.

Featured Presentation @ 10:50am – 11:20am

Lead by MEUK Corporation
Title: Demystifying SR&ED Tax Credits, part 1
Desc: Three steps to simplifying the SR&ED process to earn tax credits. It is very likely that your business qualifies for SR&ED (Scientific Research & Experimental Development) tax credits. The application process does not need to be onerous. This presentation will simplify the process and ease the way to earning the tax credits available to you.
More details, click here.

Featured Presentation @ 12:50pm – 1:20pm

Lead by MEUK Corporation
Title: Demystifying SR&ED Tax Credits, part 2
Desc: Advanced presentation; Analyzing what is black vs. white vs. grey using real life case studies. This presentation will take you one step further in the process by illustrating how technological and financial issues benefit from the use of professional judgment.
More details, click here (scroll down).

Trade show floor!

Explore, evaluate and compare solution provider products and services from key companies in security, data centres, unified communications, telephony, cloud computing, open source, and more. Learn strategic approaches to streamline infrastructure, introduce new and innovative strategies while building around current infrastructure.
See exhibitor list.


Joe de Villa at tonight’s Nature Network Pub Night

Joe de Villa, whose blogging skills I always admire, will talk about blogging at tonight’s Nature Network Pub Night here in Toronto

The pub night is being held at Fionn MacCool’s at University and Adelaide (the full address is 181 University). People will start assembling there for dinner, drinks and conversation at 6:00 p.m. with the presentations starting at 7:00 p.m..

Toronto Girl Geek Dinner November 20th

Toronto Girl Geek Dinner #9 facilitated by Connie Crosby
November 20, 2008
Hot House Cafe (at Church & Front) at 7:00 p.m.
To register, visit

NewPath networking event – November 26

This event is organized by a business networking organization I belong to. Come join us! You’ll sure have a lot of fun and meet prospective business partners or clients.

Are you an independent consultant or do you run a small business in Toronto, Ontario? Are you involved in information technology, marketing, writing, business development, graphic design, project management or social entrepreneurship? Do you know someone that fits this bill?
NewPath networking organization invites you to a networking meeting. If you are looking for business or need someone to help you right now, you may find the best resources through the NewPath Network.

You can also visit NewPath’s website and blog at to find out more about our group and previous meetings.

Old School NewPath Networking – Back to our roots, Upstairs @ Starbucks Yonge & Davisville

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)

Upstairs @ Starbucks
1909 Yonge St
Toronto, M4S 1Z3

Click for Details and Registration Information

Product Camp Toronto – November 2, 2008

I am going to attend Product Camp Toronto on November 2nd.

ProductCamp is a collaborative, user organized unconference, focused on Product Marketing and Management topics. At ProductCamp there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: presenting, leading a roundtable discussion, sharing their experiences, helping with logistics, securing sponsorship, setting up wifi, or volunteering. This is a self organizing collaborative event that has to be fun, rewarding and a cool experience! ProductCamp is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing, and Development process from the Toronto and surrounding area!

You can register here. There are still 17 tickets left. This is a free event.

My social networking (for business and pleasure)

I talked to my SEB program advisor the other day and mentioned that I try to attend one networking event a week, and not more than that (otherwise, I would have no time for the actual work). She was pleasantly surprised that I manage to find so many networking events while some other people just have no idea where to go and how to start. In fact, once you have a social network established and use the proper tools, the information starts coming from all directions.

All the further stuff is trivial for a digiterati, so, if you heard of Twitter or know what a RSS is, don’t bother to read on. However, today I got another reminder of the digital gap: a classmate in YorkU proudly mentioned she was going to a workshop where they will teach her to use comments in Microsoft Word and other advanced stuff. So, I suppose, these notes could be of use to someone. Read the rest of this entry »