Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Look what I found

From Italy, home to Jamaica, to an airport in Miami, to a Japanese restaurant, to find water on my table from Tuscany, Italy.

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techPEAKS’ Demo Day

Check out my overview of TechPeaks’ Demo Day, including my live tweeted commentary. You can see the list of startups that pitched and check out their websites for more information.

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Trento Tech Talks #2

As I mentioned before, two of my TechPeaks colleagues decided to start a tech meetup entitled Trento Tech Talks (T3), with the goal of bringing together people passionate about technology. The second meetup was held at TechPeaks headquarters with the title “Ruby on Rails: From zero to hero”.

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How I might just get myself killed when I go home

Walking everywhere in Trento has been an interesting experience. I am unlikely to walk much at home since I have my car and the city is not really designed for pedestrians. But I will have to remind myself even on short walks that Kingston is no Trento.

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Disrupt or die, baby!

Last weekend was a working weekend, even more so than normal. A small group of TechPeakers and a few “outsiders” spent two learning how to “Disrupt or Die”. This is the name of the workshop run by Vlad and Catalina from Geekcelerator.

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First time consulting on startupping

As part of the TechPeaks programme, participants are expected to “give back” through collaboration and consulting to local companies and organizations. The project I have volunteered for has already begun to reap massive benefits both for them and for myself and my colleague. Startup lessons abound!

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Brainstorming New Startup Ideas

After my TechPeaks team broke up, I had to find a new idea to work on. My criteria were it needed to be something that interested me, a viable business idea and feasible to tackle in a 3 month timeframe. I dove into brainstorming mode to churn out possibilities.

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Trip to Budapest [PHOTOS]

Back in early July, I went to Budapest for only a couple of jam-packed days. It is definitely an interesting city full of some amazing history. Enjoy my photographic memories of a city I may return to one day.

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The Great Gelato Experiment

Though Italy has many other things on the gastronomic menu besides the stereotypical pizza, pasta and gelato, they are a big part of the food life here. Gelato, not to be confused with ice cream, is a beautiful thing, and I have made it my mission to sample the various flavours of gelato and share my appreciation.

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Eat Your Own Dog Food

Startups are always being told to start with a problem and not a solution. To find a problem worth solving, startups are often told to ‘scratch your own itch’. Even if the startup does not directly experience the problem, there are ways they can ‘eat their own dog food.’

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You never know till you try

Sometimes when we are trying to learn something, we focus on the small steps, the little bits and pieces that will get us to the grand goal. But sometimes we need to shake things up, and try something bold. Try something that sounds nearly impossible and definitely out of reach.

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