Information Specialist & Knowledge Manager
I'm a developer in Montreal, Canada currently working with Jeppesen on airline crew pairing optimization. My projects include Android application development, Virtual Reality, information policy, Bitcoin, and lobbying local and federal governments for an open and accessible Internet. I am a proponent of Creative Commons Licensing, and I am an active open-source enthusiast.
In 2014 I graduated from the McGill University School of Information Studies and have been interested in opportunities that empower communities to innovate through the use of technology and education.
That Converyor Baking Game
A room-scale VR baking snowy good time. Melt the chocolate blocks as raw ingredients to make batter for cupcakes, scoop it into the muffin pan, cook it in the oven, then wrap your items.
$120,000 USD raised!
Sarah's Mech Charity Initiative
Raised over $120,000 USD for the Canadian Cancer Society. Click the image above for a summary of journal coverage or click here to see the
beautiful purchase page (archived).
3000+ emails collected!
A political email correspondence website which keeps tabs on Canada's Federal parties.
A concept website/service where I collect Bitcoin transactions for processing by specific miners. The idea is that end-users can express support for the political positions and BIP signalisation of particular groups.
25,000+ active users!
G.lux Chrome Extension
Solving color temperature changes as an alternative to F.lux on ChromeOS devices and computers without administrative access.
Alcohol & Beer Converter
A free Android Application used for calculating the amount of ethanol in your drink and comparing it to other beverages.
The Grey Nun Next Door
A short musical satire on the uncertain future of Concordia's Grey Nuns Motherhouse.
An example of an Information Taxonomy framework designed for a Master's Knowledge Taxonomies class, but with the added application of having saved over 5 cats in Montreal.
Speaker - Web 2.U 2014
Featuring international, national and local speakers, Web 2.U explores the intersection of social media, technology and information. 2014's conference theme was "The Cutting Edge", with presentations on the latest in social media technology, strategy, and best practice in connecting with local community.
Creator/Moderator of noteworthy SubReddit's: /r/Stargate /r/Internet
Social Media & Communities for MechWarrior Online: Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitch Forums
Offline Communities: -Member of Master's Thesis Choir -Montreal Bitcoin Embassy Enthusiast -Volunteer for LGBTQ youth Programs -Guinness World Record Holder
Semi-regular 'expert' guest on various Canadian Broadcasting Company national radio shows. I've been described as a "Tech Advocate, Metadata Expert, blogger, and a leader in Internet Policy." Below are some of my favourites:
November 13, 2013 CBC Radio Noon: Multitasking: Does it work?
June 10, 2013 CBC Radio Noon: [Canadian] Government surveillance program raises alarms alongside the well-respected Michael Geist.
January 18, 2012 CBC Daybreak Montreal: Stop SOPA Movement in the Canadian context with Crypto.cat founder Nadim Kobeissi
Creative Commons & Publications
Free Use Video: Captivating video of the largest student protest in Quebec history. This footage has been freely Used in dozens of news programs and documentaries worldwide.
Publications: -Students at Concordia University are paying for Internet access while being throttled and disconnected for alleged piracy. -Programming and information acquisition in collaboration with Queens University, published paper in Eurospace.
Library Services Fund
Working under the mandate of the Library Services Fund Committee at Concordia University in 2012, I had the pleasure of ordering and unboxing 50 iPad tablets. Obviously before renting them out to students, we had to take the opportunity to enact a cool project.