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Found a startup. Build your city. Maybe even change the world.

Over the recent years, we as Calgarians have faced and prevailed over many challenges. We rebuilt from a devastating flood. We moved past damaging hail storms and heavy snowfall. Our Flames are quickly turning around years of disappointment and are performing remarkably better than the team from a so-called 'City of Champions'. There are countless trials that this great city has faced, and yet it has continued to grow and flourish.

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The Creators Series: Titus Ferguson and Sinead Cox

"Use unconventional methods to create cool things.” This is a saying that is commonly used to describe the UnLondon Digital Media Association, an art+make+tech hackerspace in London, Ontario. UnLondon is a place for creators of all backgrounds to come together and intersect their ideas to bring amazing things to life.

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The Creators Series: Adam Barlev

I thought I would go to the library and find a book listing all the possibilities. I’ve looked very hard but there is no such book. If anything, we are writing that book, one installation at a time.

The Creators Series: Raven Kwok

For the first blog series, we recently interviewed the visual artist, creative programmer, and mastermind behind a project called CA00, an example of how intricate, highly detailed, and aesthetically mesmerizing pieces of artwork can be created through computer programming. Ladies, gentleman, coding beginners, and coding experts we would like to introduce to you (drum roll, please), Raven Kwok. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m from China. I just got my masters degree this May at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and am currently trying hard to follow a career path to financially support my own work and research. Besides what I do, I like mutton hot pot, sashimi, metal music (Nevermore, Megadeth, Kreator, Opeth…), gaming, and pool.

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The Creators Series

It's not a secret that coding has not been perceived as something that is exquisite or artistic but it's about time we break these misconceptions and stereotypes of being a typical coder. Through this weekly series, we want to celebrate and introduce to you people who create imaginative pieces of work through code. You will hear the stories of how people from all backgrounds who learned coding to make something wicked. Coding is not just an imperative skill to have, it is a way to transform your ideas into an art form, to express yourself, to make a difference, and to create.

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Reasons to Get In on the YYC Tech Scene 

From my desk at Assembly Coworking Space, an office community for tech startups in Calgary, I see a lot going on. There are 46 companies here with an abundance of innovative ideas, representing just a fraction of what goes on in the Calgary tech scene.