Snapshot: Melissa Garcia started the WebTeam in 2008 after spending the last 3 years working with the Vancouver Community Network. She is originally from Venezuela with an academic background in architecture & engineering. Upon her arrival to Canada, she realized that her original education could not facilitate her survival in this country thus out of pure interest in design she picked up some additional skills in web design and development. Those skills are what drives the Webteam and all of the initiatives the WebTeam is involved in. Melissa’s main niche is working and training non-profits atusing WebGui. She also has an 8 year old daughter.
Snapshot: December 2009 was the last month for Julia at the WebTeam who was their Marketing & Public Relations specialist. Her history with VCN goes back three years and her experience with web and graphic design roots all the way to when she was 11 years old, bored and curious. Now Julia is 20 and has realized that it is time to focus fully on academia because it sure is difficult to get a degree in Forensic Psychology. Besides attending SFU, she is also an established Vancouver photographer, martial arts enthusiast, SEO specialist, and volunteers for both the Forensic Psychology Lab at SFU and Correctional Services of Canada. In her nonexistent spare time, she also loves to make short-movies and help out at Romantic Child Studios in Gastown. Check her portfolio out at http://www.behance.net/juliakozlov
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 | FREE GEEK
Free Geek: Helping the needy get nerdy since the beginning of the 3rd millennium. Who are they? What do they do? And why do they do it? Learn more about FreeGeek and their mandate at this Friday afternoon guest lecture. Guest speaker: Ifny Lachance. All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
1pm | Cedar 148
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 | VCN Webteam + Community Access
What is the digital divide? Who are the local players determined to assist in overcoming it? Meet Julia Kozlov and Melissa L. Garcia of the Vancouver Community Network (VCN) Webteam describe the roles and goals of the Vancouver-based VCN WebTeam. All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
1pm | Cedar 148
FRIDAY, MARCH 12 | Libraries in the 21st Century
What is the role of the public library in the digital age? Chris Koth, Supervisor – NonFiction/Electronic Services – North Vancouver City Library, and George Villavicencio, Capilano Systems Librarian, will be weighing in with his thoughts on this topic in mid-March. All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
1pm | Cedar 148
FRIDAY, APRIL 23 | CULTURE + TECHNOLOGY:
An Undergraduate Journal
Production on Culture + Technology began in Fall 2009 with the students from CNET English 100. The journal will include editorial commentaries + reviews and research articles by Capilano students. The inaugural issue will be published in April 2010 complete with a launch party celebrating the work and accomplishments of the CNET English 100 students in getting this new journal up and running. Come celebrate with us. All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
1pm | TBA