Tag Archives: Waterloo Region

Sharing Ideas at HiveWR

HiveWR  had a great turnout for their third membership meetup on July 26th.  It was a great evening of sharing ideas, perspectives and networking.

Featured ignite session speakers were:

  • Victoria Raab:  Mom’s Influence
  • Scott McKenzie: Creative Power of Coding
  • Carlo Fusco: Your Hidden Trail
  • Justin Watkins: Digital Kitchener Strategy and Digital Inclusion
  • Darya (Dasha) Berezhnova: Downtown Kitchener Gentrification Study
  • Alice Cecile: Machine Learning and the Arts
  • Brent Wettlaufer: 300 Seconds

Couldn’t attend?   Enjoy their sessions via the live stream recording archive.

~Mark
HiveWR Board Member

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YEAR of {c0de} WR

Year of {c0de} Waterloo Region launched today the Kitchener City Hall.  The room was filled with energy and an amazing array of interesting demonstrations.

I had a great conversations with team members Susan Watt, Peter McAsh and campaign director Stephanie Rozek. I look forward to my meeting with her next week …. just think of the possibilities!

Here are a few of of the sights I enjoyed today.

Robot Video: 3683 in action!

checking out VR

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3683 up close

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programming ‘gizmos’

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more robots

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Additional Resources

Web:  Year of {c0de} Waterloo Region

Follow campaign director Stephanie Rozek on Twitter:  @srozek

Follow @yocwr

Follow the Twitter discussion at  #yocwr

~Mark

WREPNet Anniversary

Today Waterloo Region celebrates the 15th anniversary of WREPNet, a regional fibre optic network that was built to serve education and community partners within the region.

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WREPNet is governed through the establishment of a joint venture agreement.  The ongoing existence and development of the network is a real tribute to the technical team and steering committee members of each organization who have worked together in a cohesive and progressive manner to serve the needs of Waterloo Region.

It has been my pleasure to serve as WREPNet co-chair for a number of years,  and I extend sincere congratulations to all involved in this fantastic venture.

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Here are a few WREPNet fun facts:

  • WREPNet is currently one of the most state-of-the-art region wide information networks in Canada
  • Approximately 585 kilometers of fibre optic cable is installed to connect the 327 sites throughout Waterloo Region to WREPNet
  • The fibre optic cable is connected to 10,200 hydro poles
  • If you laid all of the individual strands contained within the fibre optic network being installed for WREPNet, they would stretch 5,042 kilometers – most of the distance across Canada! – Vancouver to New Brunswick
  • a typical day of network traffic  has doubled  16 times over this 15 year period.

A little WREPNet history:

Learn more about WREPNet [here].

~Mark