Thinking outside of the Donation Box - A glance @ Alumni Giving

Jan132016
Have you ever really thought about what influences your decision to donate to a foundation, cause or charity? I ask because there appears to have been a shift in donation trends which reflects an increasing percentage of donation transactions being conducted online (versus more ‘traditional’ fundraising methods such as door-door and cold calling). …

Costumes, Carving and Candy

Nov032015
bv02 was up to its usual antics this Halloween. Check out the highlight reel: Caro being a boss as the Black Swan Erika and Rambo depicting a classic scene from E.T. Thomas the T-Rex Phil representing the developers Check out the full line up on Facebook!      …

Remote Work Update - 4 months on

Oct302015
This is part three in a series about remote work at bv02. You can read part one here and part two here. It has been 4 months already and the European leg of my year-long remote working journey is over. I spent June in Prague, Czech Republic, then July in Ljubljana, Slovenia, August in Cavtat, Croatia and most recently September in Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve now arrived…

Crowdfunding for Universities: A First-hand Example of Success

Oct222015
What is crowdfunding? Where did it come from? Where is it going? To give you some perspective, crowdfunding originates in the relatively recent phenomenon of crowdsourcing, wherein a collective body gets together and works towards a common goal using predominantly online methods. In less than ten years, we’ve seen this digital method of raising funds…

Drupal theming: User configurable node templates

Oct082015
A reoccurring challenge in developing a Drupal site is allowing users to select a template for a node. Maybe it’s choosing between ‘news’ or ‘events’ styling or different ways to present a blog post, but users like to feel empowered to control the layout while using a single node type. In this short post, I’ll introduce a fairly…

Drupal 8 RC is here

Oct082015
The Drupal 8 release candidate (RC) is here at long last.  The RC has come after a year in beta and has inspired hope our shop that we’ll have an official release soon.  We are confident that our code is stable enough for wider testing by site owners, developers, and end users. – Drupal Core Team A release date for Drupal 8.0.0 has not been set but they’re…

Shifting Gears - Millennials & the Future of Multi-Modal...

Oct072015
What’s going on? Why are people in urban settings changing how they get around? What’s changed? Better access to transit? More interest in the environment ? Or just a change in perspective? Take the recently wrapped up Car Sharing Conference in Vancouver, it has a few of us here at bv02 thinking about the ubiquity of transit, mobility and how millennials …

Help Me Tell My Story wins Premier's Award

Oct052015
The team here at bv02 would like to extend a special congratulations to the Ministry of Education (Saskatchewan) on their recent win – the Premiers Award for Excellence in the Public Service is an accomplishment to be proud of! To illustrate the essence of Help Me Tell my Story, I’ve pulled together some information from the government…

Reflections on IoT613 and the Carsharing Conference

Sep282015
The week of September 21st had me in back-to-back conferences. Interesting similarities in integration, analytics and disruption – across the country, at the Carsharing Association Conference and at IoT613. In Vancouver, at the Carsharing Conference, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel of experts from around the world – Switzerland,…

The Internet of Things: A Primer

Sep232015
“…imagine a world where everything from kitchen appliances, to doorways, to chairs, to potted plants is able to tell you about your customers and their needs. What could your marketing team do if they knew that much more about your audience?” For marketers, smart devices have opened a whole new set of possibilities we never dreamed of. Interactions…

bv02’s The Brief – Episode 6: Content and IoT with Gabor Vida

Sep162015
Content matters differently today than it did yesterday and it’s only going to mean more to you tomorrow IoT (or Internet of Things) is the technology of device-to-device communication. It suggests the interconnectedness of our mobile devices, cars and appliances. It is the buzziest new wave and we hardly know anything about it. We’ve heard word of…