Why you can’t afford to miss out on #givingtuesday... You have heard of Black Friday, and Cyber Monday but what are you doing about Giving Tuesday? Here is a little history about how #givingtuesday came to be a big deal.. #givingtuesday was founded by 92 street Y in partnership with United Nations Foundation.... Read more »
Show You Care
Since 1945, CARE Canada has been a leading humanitarian organization in the world. They began by sending CARE packages to European countries devastated by World War II, and over time, their humanitarian efforts have expanded. Now, they work in 95 countries, helping to alleviate poverty, improve health and education,... Read more »
The movie trailer, for Museums
Movie fan or not, you know what a “trailer” is. Hollywood has been using them since 1913 when the Loews theatre chain produced a short film promoting a new Broadway musical. It was essentially a cost-cutting innovation: producers felt showing a commercial in cinemas would make traditional billboard advertising... Read more »
Crowdfunding for Canada's Heritage: This Place Matters
The National Trust for Canada was looking to provide a space for heritage organizations across the country to share their projects and attract new audiences to their fundraising efforts. The goal was to ignite an interest in preserving Canada’s national history through a crowdfunding platform that allows Canadians... Read more »
bv02’s The Brief – Episode 6: Content and IoT with Gabor Vida
Content matters differently today than it did yesterday and it’s only going to mean more to you tomorrow IoT (or Internet of Things) is the technology of device-to-device communication. It suggests the interconnectedness of our mobile devices, cars and appliances. It is the buzziest new wave and we hardly... Read more »
On September 24th-25th, bv02 will be attending IoT613, a two-day conference dedicated to explaining and exploring the concept that has the tech world ablaze: the Internet of Things. Hosted at MakerSpace, Akendi, Capchi and Design 1st are bringing the UX and design community together to see and explore the idea of IoT... Read more »
IABC Ottawa honours bv02, Lex PR, Canada Council for the Arts...
The bv02 team enjoyed a sweet surprise this past week, as the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) stopped by to deliver two Excel Awards in person and celebrate with treats and warm wishes. Congratulations go to our partners Lex PR and the Canada Council for the Arts for... Read more »
bv02’s The Brief – Episode 3: Students on Ice with Geoff...
“You have to love it before you are moved to save it.” - Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and “Ocean Queen” according to Geoff Green In this episode of The Brief, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Green, founder and president of the award-winning education program “Students on... Read more »
Hacking for Social Good - bv02 at Random Hacks of Kindness (June...
The weekend of June 6&7 2015 marks Ottawa's 4th Random Hacks of Kindness. Its 2 day event that connects not-for-profits and community groups with developers, strategists, and designers who can help them solve technology problems. Its a hackathon for social good. This type of event really highlights the role... Read more »
Working remotely: a "Remote Year"
This is part two in a series of posts about remote work. Part one focused on remote work at bv02, how it’s going and how we do it. If you didn’t read it, you can find it here. In that post, I alluded to something new I’ll be doing with respect to remote work. I’m excited to announce that I will not only... Read more »
Working remotely at bv02 for two years - how is it going?
Hello from the West Coast! I’m Paul Wright, the long-time Information Architect, User Experience Designer, multi-tasker here at bv02. I’ve been at bv02 for almost 4 years and I’ve been working remotely from Vancouver for the past two. Things are about to get even more interesting on the remote working front,... Read more »