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…

Boo!v02

Oct312014
bv02 is a creative agency full of creative folk. Is it any wonder that we love Halloween so much? This year, we had our best turnout yet for costumes. Tina Turner repeatedly belted out her greatest hit, fawns and werewolves (with unexplained laser guns?) pounced and prowled. The human embodiment of sriracha brought a spicy flavour into our lives and even Lucas’…

bv02 visits the Great White North

Oct312014
It’s been a whirlwind week for some of us at bv02 who just got back from Whitehorse in the Yukon! We had the pleasure of meeting with a new client in the Arts and Culture sector to meet and learn from their team and get a tour of the scene in Whitehorse and area. Highlights included a private gallery vault tour, a visit to Carcross to learn from renowned carver…

Culture, Health and Associations Win Big with bv02 at 2014 W3...

Oct012014
Awards season is upon us again, and the W3 awards have just been announced. The W3 is a top tier annual international award that showcases the best of the web. From websites and web video, to online marketing programs, the W3 is designed to showcase the very best of the web with big global agencies competing alongside small local shops. We are happy to announce that…

Bash Bug: What you need to know

Sep292014
Last Wednesday the web was on high alert after the discovery of the Bash Bug (also known as ShellShock and BashDoor). A vulnerability discovered in the UNIX bash shell with the potential of being much worse than HeartBleed, this year’s earlier gaping security flaw. Let’s start from the top: Bash is the command line shell used as the backbone to systems…

4K

Sep182014
In the evolution of television resolution, we have seen some incremental jumps in recent years, where standard definition (SD) got replaced by high definition (HD). A significant jump in picture quality that had millions of people upgrading their televisions. Right now, we are on the fringe of seeing another jump in display resolution. 4K video, often referred…