Working remotely at bv02 for two years - how is it going?

May142015
Hello from the West Coast! I’m Paul Wright, the long-time Information Architect, User Experience Designer, multi-tasker here at bv02. I’ve been at bv02 for almost 4 years and I’ve been working remotely from Vancouver for the past two. Things are about to get even more interesting on the remote working front, but I’ll save that tasty bit of news for my…

Why you need more games in your office.

May052015
I am well known in the bv02 office for my love of board games. The recent influx of popularity in the hobby has caused many cities to sprout board game cafes where patrons can pay a minimal fee to sit and play for hours. I’ve spoken at length to anyone who will listen about the merits of games as a hobby and an activity. Games are proven to keep the mind sharp and…

Zero-Day Vulnerability: WordPress Security Bulletin

Apr292015
WordPress has recently released a warning of a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in its code and has urged administers to update their sites immediately. You may have seen this referred to in the media as the “Zero-Day Vulnerability”.  The essence of Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities is that they can allow malicious code to hijack your…

Andrew's Espresso Shot: Mobilegeddon

Apr282015
  Google’s new search Algorithm dubbed Mobilegeddon. As many of you know by now, Google updated their search algorithm on April 21, 2015 to give a higher ranking to websites that are mobile-friendly. They even blogged about it – which is a huge deal! (http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html

How does accessibility fit into your digital strategy?

Mar192015
The Topic of Accessibility is Hard, but Implementation isn’t. Not sure what we mean by accessibility? Don’t think it has anything to do with you? The Web is afflicted with sites that are simply inoperative to people who must rely on assistive technologies…Take a look at this video to understand where accessibility could fit into your…

Deeper Understanding of Mathematics

Feb172015
As we enter our second year of implementing the Help Me Talk About Math assessment in Saskatchewan, the number of schools delivering the Grade 1 math assessment has grown to over 100 schools. As I was training the school division leads the other week on the importance of this work and the nuances of the assessment, I was reminded (again) how this assessment capture …

bv02’s Scott Mulligan named Sitecore’s “Most Valuable...

Feb132015
“Scott has demonstrated mastery of our technology and exemplifies the spirit of Sitecore,” says Lars Fløe Nielson, Co-Founder and senior vice president of Sitecore. This statement is exactly why Scott Mulligan, Lead Sitecore Developer at bv02, was recently named a Sitecore “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP). Sitecore is a global leader…

Estimote beacons at the Museum of Nature

Jan232015
Technology ebbs and flows between leading the market and being in-demand. For years we have looked to realize technology’s promise of contextual information. We have looked for ways to answer how technology can align in mobile, social and content. Beacon technology will prove to be an important step in the evolution of a connection between…

Teaching Sitecore: Ensure that items have at least one version

Jan142015
For 2015 I will be focussing a lot of blog posts on Teaching Sitecore. Since there is no freely available version of Sitecore to help developers learn the platform, many new devs are thrown in to the Sitecore world with little or no experience. This is a real problem for Sitecore partners and customers and illustrates the importance of Sitecore mentorship…

Recap of the First Ottawa Sitecore Meetup

Dec192014
It’s the Friday before Christmas and the Sitecore world is ringing with excitement today about the newly released Sitecore 8 platform. But before we get sidetracked by all the new shiny functionality built into Sitecore 8, I wanted to take a moment to recap Ottawa’s first Sitecore meetup that took place on November 20th. Sitecore meetup groups…