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[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]
LabourTech 2008 | The Open Source CMS Smackdown – Drupal vs WordPress

By Mike Gifford, OpenConcept
From the Open Source CMS Smackdown at LabourTech 2008 in Toronto.
Mike discusses with Ian Clysdale (CUPE) & Himy Syed (Activist & WordPress Advocate) the need & process of adopting a CMS.
It was really quite a collaborative panel, but had a very controversial name.

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[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]
Social enterprise, with a twist

Nadja Sayej interviewed me some time ago about TheStoreFront Community and today her article appears in The Globe and Mail.
…Unlike most businesses, the StoreFront is a social enterprise – a community-driven business model that would rather see its neighbourhood shine than rake in the big bucks. The window reflects that: The mask and flowers are from the recent Night of Dread parade; the photos are winter shots of Dufferin Park in the 1920s.”It’s a blog,” says Himy Syed, a self-proclaimed “Torontopreneur” who uses the space, “showing what’s going on in …

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[16 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]
Tariq Ali in Toronto

Tariq Ali answering my question on mobilizing for Civil Rights in the Coming Obama Era.

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[16 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]
AsalamAlayKum!

Bismillah. AsalamAlayKum, Peace and e-Greetings be upon you. My name is HiMY SYeD.

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[9 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]
LabourTech 2008: A Great Beginning

By Mike Gifford, OpenConcept
Well, I just got back from a whirlwind tour of Toronto.  I had agreed to present at the LabourTech 2008 conference back in March, when Chris Lawson, CUPE‘s Webmaster, asked me to participate.  I was very impressed to see the turnout this weekend.  There was quite a large turnout from Canada’s Trade Union community.  It is the first event of it’s kind I know about and it was great to see this many people get out and discuss.
I was part of a 3hr panel, the Open Source CMS Smackdown, …

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[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]
America Votes 2008

By Roger Cullman
As seen in this story on blogTO.
Toronto, Ont. November 4: Over 800 people packed The Bloor Cinema last night to witness a piece of history as the U.S. election results poured in.
NOW Magazine organized this America Votes party, which had a licensed bar and free entry (Bloor Cinema memberships needed, which were just $3).
Toronto is overwhelmingly supportive of democrat Barack Obama, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that the place was at capacity by 8:30 p.m.

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