Crowdfunding for Universities: A First-hand Example of Success


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... Read more »

Drupal theming: User configurable node templates


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... Read more »

Drupal 8 RC is here


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... Read more »

Reflections on IoT613 and the Carsharing Conference


    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... Read more »

The Internet of Things: A Primer


“...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... Read more »

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


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... Read more »



On September 24th-25th, bv02 will be attending IoT613, a two-day conference dedicated to explaining and exploring the concept that has the tech world ablaze: the Internet of Things. Hosted at MakerSpace, Akendi, Capchi and Design 1st are bringing the UX and design community together to see and explore the idea of IoT... Read more »

Digital Governance - How are you managing risk while driving...


If you had’ve told me a year ago that I’d become consumed with the concept of digital governance and developing frameworks to make digital governance manageable for enterprises, universities, and municipalities, I’m not sure I would have believed you. But, a year later, and digital governance has grown into a... Read more »

bv02’s The Brief – Episode 3: Students on Ice with Geoff...


“You have to love it before you are moved to save it.” - Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and “Ocean Queen” according to Geoff Green In this episode of The Brief, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Green, founder and president of the award-winning education program “Students on... Read more »

Hacking for Social Good - bv02 at Random Hacks of Kindness (June...


The weekend of June 6&7 2015 marks Ottawa's 4th Random Hacks of Kindness. Its 2 day event that connects not-for-profits and community groups with developers, strategists, and designers who can help them solve technology problems. Its a hackathon for social good. This type of event really highlights the role... Read more »

A New Paradigm In Transit: Understanding Mobility as a Service


The genesis of this conversation came from thoughts around ridesharing and how it's changing the face of customer service, but as we dive deeper or look further afield, we see it's only the tip of the iceberg. Spending the last 3 days at the Canadian Urban Transport Association conference in Winnipeg added perspective... Read more »