There are many attractions that pull tourists to Victoria every year, and our wide range of culture is one of them. When many of us hear whispers of “Festival Season” we instantly think of the explosive Rock the Shores (July 22-24) and Rifflandia (September 15-18) music festivals that transform the city, but there are a few other festivals that draw out crowds and that Dan Gunn thinks are worth missing “Dancing with the Stars” for.
Paul Graham of the Y Combinator (accelerator) posted a blog recently, titled “How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup Hub“. This got Dan Gunn thinking about all the things that make Victoria, BC thrive and why there’s no reason for us to try and be the “next Silicon Valley” (we already have the youth, coffee shops, restaurants, proud locals and entrepreneurs to make the perfect recipe for startups to be attracted to live and work here).
Listen to him below as he discusses this, that and the other on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show:
Have you gotten to a point in your project where you have a reaction like “meh, I guess this will work”? What if you had the option of adding a little something extra to put it over the top like… 8-ft FLAMES?!
KindleArts is a not-for profit society operated by a group of volunteers out of Victoria, BC who’s purpose is to nurture creativity in everyone and to help “kindle it” into a fire of artistic self-expression.
From May 7th to 8th KindleArts and Victoria Makerspace are putting on a Flame Effects for the Artist Workshop at Makerspace’s studio. This workshop is for all artists, mechanical enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to incorporate fire aspects into their projects. This is your chance to learn how to meet NFPA standards, hear from others working flame effects where you live and have fun while learning safe practices. The workshop fee is $175USD, but the look on everyone’s faces when you blow their minds with fire is… priceless.
Streaming is a huge part of the internet these days, but what most of us come across are pop-up ads, phishing scams and browsing barricades. Are you a “Netflix and Chill” kind of person? Well, you may have experienced the dilemma of attempting to insert an American location to access their content – with temporary success.
BorderlessInternet.com is a product powered by local company, Hyas. It allows you to have the right to browse the web free of borders and bureaucracy, safely and securely from anywhere.
It includes: Anti-Virus, ad blocking with no plugins, anti-phishing protection, threat intelligence, exclusive protocol shifting GEO IP relocation (good for Netflix), anti-proxy detection technology, and free speech and anti-censorship functions all for $4 per month or $40 per year.