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  • Tech shows its fun side at YoCWR’s opening week Year of Code Waterloo Region drew 1,300 people to its launch and tech showcase July 4 at Kitchener City Hall. That wrapped up a strong opening week for the project, which seeks to help more people in Waterloo Region understand the technology they use to manage their lives. YoCWR set the timer July 1 at Canada Day ... Read More
  • Year of Code all about digital literacy KITCHENER — Volunteers will show senior citizens how to use Skype so they can easily stay in touch with their children and grandchildren around the world. Small children will learn how to create their own computer games. There will be monthly gatherings called “wine, women and code.” And anyone who wants to learn how to build a ... Read More
  • Capacity program lets the sun shine on evaluation You could almost hear the neurons firing as she paused for thought: What’s a common analogy that might help people get their heads around evaluation? “Checking the weather,” Julia Coburn said confidently. Yup, it seems to work. People check the weather all the time. It takes only a minute, but can make the difference between arriving at ... Read More
  • Trillium’s new investment strategy: Less fuss, more focus Change keeps Mary-Jo Sullivan on the road these days. Big change. Sullivan is racking up the kilometres on her car, crisscrossing Wellington and Dufferin counties, and the Region of Waterloo, to talk about the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s new investment strategy. It’s the thinking behind who and what gets a share of the $110 million Trillium gives every ... Read More