Article about a project we did a few summers ago and how we use student interns to solve business problems.
I’m always perplexed seeing my name included in an article about the work we do. I know we do good work and solving problems that might not find traction elsewhere is really cool but it’s not until someone external says, ‘Hey, this was really neat and I’d like to know more about it!’, that I actually feel a sense of accomplishment. So having an article published about it is almost surreal. If you’re interested, read the MacLean’s article here.
With our change in vector to more IoT and sensor networks based projects, it would seem I should get used to it. Innovation space has never been more exciting.
We haven’t moved into our new lab yet but we’re already getting queries about potential projects and that is very exciting.
Source: https://www.macleans.ca/education/college/got-a-business-problem-college-students-can-solve-it/ “Got a business problem? College students can solve it. – Macleans.ca”
I’ve been working at SAIT since 2005, in one capacity or another. I’m quite proud of that fact as the school is one of the better employers I’ve had in my life.
Since March of 2013, I’ve been working with the Applied Research and Innovation Services Department at SAIT. During that time I’ve had many roles: embedded programmer, project coordinator and now Research Associate, which is basically the manager for the Centre for Innovative IT Solutions. It’s been a great experience for me and I continue to get more opportunities as time goes by.
The video below is the first time I’ve been asked to present myself for an audio and visual presentation that we’ve published for the world on Youtube. Another good experience.
I thought I’d put the video here for posterity as I continue to inch away from Facebook as a social media platform. I have yet to generate enough courage to release myself fully but I see that in the future.
I’ve worked at SAIT as a full employee (not contract wages) for the past month. In that time I’ve had opportunity to have one day in Edmonton, expenses and salary paid, for the ASTEK awards (second place 🙁 ), one flex day (which is a day off with pay) and one sick day, also paid.
Is this what the real world is like? Full of perks and benefits that a lot of people don’t get to take advantage of? I could probably get used to this.
Also, after going over the annual bank statements, it also appears that one of the more challenging times during the year was two weeks after the Xmas break where the income was almost non-existent due to the two-week hold back on reporting wages and actually getting paid for them. Not working for almost two weeks will do that to a person. 😉
I don’t think I’ve ever had a job that paid me for time off nor have I ever been in a place where I wasn’t actually having to wait for pay for the work I’ve done. At least two weeks, anyways.
It feels good and I really appreciate being able to experience this with Sly and take that “next adult step”. I know it probably sounds odd but this isn’t something I ever really considered as important and, until I’ve given it more thought, it may turn out that it isn’t . But I know that with Xmas holidays this year, there will be no break in my pay; I’ll still get the same amount, every two weeks as expected without pause. So, in effect, I’m being paid while in Las Vegas. I guess that means blowing a couple of bills in the slots or at the tables won’t make me feel as guilty.
Oh Happy Day! 🙂
Ok, so if you’re not into Battlefield 3 or 4 then the title of this post is probably nonsense. I’m embedding the video below for some context.
I’ve worked at SAIT for several years now. After graduation, I was lucky enough to get in with the Commercial Services department which allowed me to gain even more experience with the internal workings of an educational institution as well as spend time working on some of my less ‘programmy’ skills. This included acting as a contracted manager for a medium-sized project creating the groundwork for an internally branded and operated RFID based commerce card.
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