Volunteer Experience & Causes

Organizer – Ottawa Data User Group

September 2017 – Present

This meetup is all about data! From small to big, SQL to NoSQL, BI, Analytics, Cloud, and more… If you’re a DBA, BI developer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist or Data Engineer, this is a great place to meet and learn. Our technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise and areas of interest.

Follow us on Twitter @YOWData

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– Ottawa

President, Chapter Leader – Ottawa SQL Server User Group (Ottawa PASS Chapter)

October 2013 – September 2017

As a part of the national PASS organization, the Ottawa SQL Server User Group serves the Ottawa SQL Server community. Ottawa PASS is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server and related technologies. Our technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise and areas of interest.

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TEDxGatineau

Founder | Organizer | License Owner – TEDxGatineau

August 2013 – Present

    TEDxGatineau – Video playlist

sqlsatottawa

Organizer – SQLServer Saturday #487 Ottawa

April 16, 2016

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you’re attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you’ll find it’s a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.

    SQLSaturday #487 Ottawa – http://www.sqlsaturday.com/487/eventhome.aspx

sqlsatottawa

Organizer – SQLServer Saturday #366 Ottawa

April 25, 2015

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you’re attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you’ll find it’s a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.

    SQLSaturday #366 Ottawa – http://www.sqlsaturday.com/366/eventhome.aspx

swgatinau

Coach | Technology Expert – Startup Weekend Gatineau

March 2014

    Startup Weekend Gatineau – http://gatineauoutaouais.startupweekend.org

Tableau Software

Ottawa Tableau User Group Leader

December 2012 – March 2015

The Ottawa Tableau User Group is dedicated to serving the needs of Tableau Users. We bring the Ottawa community together to learn from each other – What works? What doesn’t? How Tableau Software can be used to help make better business decisions. Join us! Present and show your work, learn and share tips and tricks, talk Data Visualisation with fellow Tableau Software enthusiasts.

    Ottawa Tableau User Group Community – http://community.tableausoftware.com/groups/ottawa
    Ottawa Tableau User Group on Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/OttawaTableauUserGroup/

Gatineau Ouverte

Founder | Organizer – Gatineau Ouverte

January 2012 – October 2015

In late January 2012 I founded Gatineau Ouverte a citizen led initiative which aims to promote open access to civic data of the City of Gatineau. The primary objective of Gatineau Ouverte is to ensure that the City of Gatineau puts in place a open data policy and portal. The success of this initiative heavily depends on the commitment and efforts of those favorable to this cause and particularly to a network of volunteers.

    Here is the web application that started it all…
    Parcs et Espaces Verts Gatineau
    Parcs et Espaces Verts Gatineau http://parcs.gatineauouverte.org
    UPDATE: Mission accomplished! On January 30, 2013 the City of Gatineau published their Open Data Portal http://www.gatineau.ca/donneesouvertes