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March 2016

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What Is ‘Maker Culture,’ And How Can You Put It To Work? | Forbes Entrepreneur

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This article is sourced from Forbes. To view the original, please visit here. Written by William Craig. Maker culture, like any social phenomenon, is something not easily defined. While it has all of the qualities of a cultural movement, it means different things to different people, represents different values according to the situation to which they are applied, and can result in vastly different business models, products, and philosophies from company to company. So I’m not going to give you a tidy definition here. Instead, I’m going to discuss the philosophical underpinnings of this movement and look at examples of maker culture at work in the world. Let’s get started.

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Discovering the Entrepreneur Within – Calgary (March 23, 2016)

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When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am) Where: University of Calgary / Taylor Library Room: Gallery Hall Sign up: https://step.mitacs.ca/en/workshop/ Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to those who participate in full. Description: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. Using an interactive, team-based approach, this full-day workshop builds awareness of the current Canadian entrepreneurial landscape and resources available to…

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ASTech Workshop – How to apply for grants and financing

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Location: tecconnect 3582-30 Street North Date: April 4, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: FREE RSVP required: Click here to register on Eventbrite tecconnect is excited to be hosting the  ASTech Foundation as part of their provincial tour to deliver free half-day workshops across the province designed to help entrepreneurs learn to successfully pitch their businesses for award nominations and financing. Learn the secrets about tone and language, avoiding jargon and writing for your mother (try it!). Find out the questions you should be asking yourselves about your value proposition, your competitive advantage and the benefits you bring to society. And then find out how to put it all together to submit an award-worthy ASTech nomination before May 31, 2016.

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HTML & CSS for Beginners: Build a Multi Page Website from Scratch

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When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Where: tecconect (3582 30 Street North) Sign up here to reserve your spot. This month, beginner programmers will learn HTML & CSS: BUILDING A MULTI-PAGE WEBSITE. If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging! The web without HTML and CSS would be would be a world without colourful, pretty websites, not to mention the web applications we all use daily. It’s easy to learn, and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser! The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to HTML &…

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AGILITY Summer Course: Themes in Innovation 2016

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Are you a change-maker? An innovator? A problem solver? A creative dreamer? The University of Lethbridge AGILITY program is offering a new course for you! In Themes in Innovation 2016, you will learn about foundational ideas and principles of innovation, and gain skills in topics such as: Design thinking Creative thinking and problem solving Business planning and market identification Social Impact Teamwork and collaboration 3D Printing and digital prototyping This course is a combination of theory and practice, with time in the classroom and the workshop. Our goal is to help you build the collaborative and creative skills that will help you become an effective innovator. Innovation is a multidisciplinary endeavor, and we invite all majors to participate.

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